Snacking can be a good thing, yes, it's true.
Regular readers remember some past posts I've writen, that we've been 'trained' to eat three square meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. But the truth is, the human body isn't designed to EFFICIENTLY absorb three big meals. The portions served in traditional big meals are just that, too big. Our bodies just take the excess and put it into fat storage. Just like animals, and we are animals.... we're designed to snack, eating MUCH smaller portions, but eating five or six times a day.
A nice change-of-pace snack: Peanuts. Peanuts in the shell is perhaps the best choice, but not everyone is into cracking open the shells and they do make a mess. Consider having a couple jars of dry roasted peanuts in your pantry. They satisfy the snack need without bursting the carb count for the day and they provide some of that crunch factor/texture pleasure as well.
A serving of dry roasted peanuts delivers the following nutrition: 160 calories, 14 grams of fat, 2 grams of dietary fiber (you need this when on a low-carb diet), just 1 gram of sugar, 7 grams of protein and 6 grams in carbs.
Compare that to a single serving of Nacho Cheese Doritos and you put the following into your body: 140 calories, 8 grams of fat, 1 gram in dietary fiber, 0 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein and 16 grams in carbs.
Even though the peanuts pack more fat, believe it or not your body makes better use of that than it does those bad carbs in the chips. Yes, processed food carbs - and that's what Doritos contain - are bad carbs.
Peanuts deliver great flavor, provide more protein and it's a natural snack, not processed. They do your body good.