Q: Food — First Wives World blogger Michelle Rosenthal asks: Those 100-calorie snack packs seem to be the new "it" snack these days. Is it all just a new marketing ploy or can they be substituted for traditional snacks and not sabotage a diet plan?
A: Anything pre-packaged like these snacks typically has lots of preservatives and chemicals. I don't care for them for just that reason. If figuring out portions is your downfall, it's easy to pull out your measuring cup and fill your own snack bags. Raw almonds, air popped popcorn and freeze-dried berries are just a few examples of delicious real snacks.