12/26/2014 10:10 EST | Updated 02/25/2015 05:59 EST


In terms of healthy eating, snacking is my downfall. So long as I abstain, I'm fine. But once I start, I can't stop.

But we all know that abstention isn't realistic, at least not in the long run. Conventional wisdom has always been that rather than deprive yourself of snacks, you should make healthier choices about them. Not a horrible idea... And you often hear the suggestion to keep a bowl of cut and ready-to-eat vegetables — such as carrot sticks and celery — in the refrigerator to satisfy those urges.