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What do you snack on?

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MrsH1989 Sun 27-Mar-16 09:45:11

HI all,
Other than fruit, which I eat alot of but don't find filling. What do you snack on between meals?

RunnerOnTheRun Sun 27-Mar-16 19:09:54

Hard boiled eggs or handful of walnuts or non salted almonds.

TalkinPeace Sun 27-Mar-16 19:15:47

why would anybody want / need to snack between meals?

if you eat the right food 2 or 3 times a day, why would you need snacks?

RunnerOnTheRun Sun 27-Mar-16 19:46:38

Lots of reasons, TalkinPeace.

A few reasons:

To stabilise sugar levels
To prevent an all out binge
To have 5 small meals per day instead of 3 large and 2 small
To grow muscle on a muscle building plan
To lose fat on a cutting plan
Because they want to

MrsH1989 Sun 27-Mar-16 19:46:59

Because sometimes people get hungry between meals....

I eat breakfast at 7am and lunch is around 12.30. Breakfast is not substantial enough to keep me going for 5.5 hours. Two nights a week I finish work at 8pm, not eating between lunch and getting home at 8.30pm. A snack would be great!

TalkinPeace Sun 27-Mar-16 20:00:19

To stabilise sugar levels
Keep them low
To prevent an all out binge
self control is good
To have 5 small meals per day instead of 3 large and 2 small
medically discredited
To grow muscle on a muscle building plan
ditto
To lose fat on a cutting plan
ditto

Breakfast is not substantial enough to keep me going for 5.5 hours.
eat a better breakfast or none at all
^ not eating between lunch and getting home at 8.30pm.^
no different from not eating at night

sorry but 90% of hunger is mental not physical

MrsH1989 Sun 27-Mar-16 20:32:13

It may not be any different from not eating at night but I am usually asleep at night and have consumed enough calories throughout the day not to starve!
I started the thread for some advice. If you have none, please move on before I report you as a troll.

TalkinPeace Sun 27-Mar-16 20:46:04

I'm not a troll
I've just spent years discovering that snacks are not good for you
much better to have all calories in 2 or three meals a day
for well proven medical reasons

MrsH1989 Sun 27-Mar-16 20:50:23

The tone of your posts are rude and I asked for healthy snacks, not advice on whether or not I should snack. I struggle with food issues as in the past hunger has lead to binging which lead to making myself sick on a regular basis. For me snacks are good.

RunnerOnTheRun Sun 27-Mar-16 21:09:24

Talkin, what works for you may not for others! Have some respect and realise the world doesn't revolve around you.

Traingirl Sun 27-Mar-16 21:16:50

MrsH. I'm also looking for ideas so watching with interest. smile

Bovnydazzlers Sun 27-Mar-16 23:11:48

talkin well aren't you useful. Why are you hanging around on weight loss boards being goady.

op I have a sweet tooth, I have invested in mini (good quality) treat sized chocolate bars (85 calories each), as attached. Also sweet and salty popcorn (62 calories per bag).

There is obviously more filling stuff, but food has to be enjoyed and satisfy cravings too.

MrsH1989 Mon 28-Mar-16 10:41:45

Thanks dazzlers, thats a good idea.

HopeClearwater Mon 28-Mar-16 17:52:47

I'm not sure that TalkinPeace is being particularly goady, at least not on this thread. There's a fair bit of evidence to show that in the past we didn't, as a nation, snack the way we do now. And look at our obesity levels now. There may not be a direct causative connection, but it's worth thinking about. I say this as someone who finds it extremely difficult to get through a day without snacking and I am also acutely aware that I haven't always snacked like this.

RunnerOnTheRun Mon 28-Mar-16 18:29:31

Hope, you are right, to an extent. Unfortunately we didn't always used to eat processed and refined foods either, causing drastic sugar spikes and drops... which call for more food. So there is a lot to change and a lot to answer for really. We just have to get through it the best we can, with the knowledge we have. Sometimes healthy snacks prevent an all out binge, people don't deal with emotional hunger and real hunger very well.

HopeClearwater Tue 29-Mar-16 18:56:21

Runner all good points.

twobambinos Wed 30-Mar-16 13:29:02

You can get 100kcal microwave popcorn packs now.
Pot of Natural yoghurt
Babybel
A cup of tea sometimes buys me a bit of time.
Mini rice cakes (from the kids section)

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