One of the most common snacks (especially in America) is sugar: whether that’s fruit, or “nutrition bars” masked as sweet tooth snacks.
Something you can learn right now that will significantly help your health is that sugar is one of the worst snacks you could possibly have — especially over long periods of not eating. When you eat sugar, you spike your insulin. When you spike your insulin, you are signaling to the body that you’ve just been fed.
The body, then, isn’t sure when it is going to be fed next, so it halts the body’s burning of stored fat because it wants to make sure it “makes it” to the next meal.
Aka: Your body decides, “Now I should store fat.” No bueno.