The Surprising Reason Your Weight Loss Goals May Be Hindered: The Connection Between Snacking and Slacking

Jeremy Colon
3 min readJun 20, 2023
There’s nothing wrong with eating snacks, BUT are your snacking habits hurting your progress? // Photo Credit: Free Pik

Losing weight can be a difficult and frustrating process, especially when you’re putting in the effort to track your calorie intake.

However, even the best tracking doesn’t make a difference for some individuals. This is likely due to the discrepancy between self-reported and actual calorie intake.

Numerous studies have examined the discrepancy between self-reported calorie intake and the actual calorie intake of individuals who fail to lose weight.

The results have shown that, on average, individuals underreport their daily calories by 47%!

Could this be you?

People need to pay more attention to the amount of calories they consume. This can be attributed to several factors, such as forgetting to log snacks or needing to measure portion sizes accurately.

Additionally, some individuals may underreport their calorie intake due to shame or guilt.

No one here is perfect, and we will slip up along the way, but we will only see the results we want if we take the process seriously.

However, this discrepancy can have severe consequences for weight loss efforts. If you need to track your calorie intake accurately, you may consume more than you think, leading to weight gain or hindering weight loss progress.

So, what can you do to ensure you accurately track your calorie intake?

Tightening up your tracking is the way to start seeing results.

This means tracking and weighing everything that goes into your mouth.

Do your best to measure and weigh your food as accurately as possible.

This can help you stay accountable and ensure you remember everything.

Four Go-To Tips when it comes to Snacking:

  1. Organize Your Days — Pre-plan your day and allocate yourself a filling meal during your dangerous times to avoid ending up at the bottom of a bag of chips.
  2. DIY Snack Box — If you are a serial snacker, make yourself a snack box the night before, where everything…



Jeremy Colon

Body Transformation Coach | Building a Better & Stronger Mind, Body, and Soul | CEO & Founder, Master Personal Trainer & Life Coach - Jeremy Colon Enterprises