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Teeny-Tiny Snack Packs That You Could Eat 5 Of

Why you shouldn't eat it right now: Despite what we all want to believe, 100 calories of anything isn't likely to satisfy when you're really hungry, which is the main problem with these types of mini-pack snacks, says Melton. They're usually foods like crackers or chips, made with simple carbohydrates, which get digested the fastest, leaving you hungrier soon after.

Make it better: You're better off eating a little bit less at your next meal and having a satisfying 250-to-300-calorie mini-meal right now, with a mix of carbs and protein, like half a turkey sandwich on whole-grain bread.