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TheArmadillo Wed 03-Jun-09 20:48:17

right am concentrating on eating healthily (mostly successfully) but need advice on snacks etc.

My biggest prob is not eating all day and then bingeing in evening - that I am trying to stop.

When I am at work (p/t) its the only time I have an appetite during day - and I get really hungry.

ATM I have:

Breakfast (the one I have prob with as I hate eating at all in morning) I have a couple of oatcakes with peanut butter.

Then break I have the oatcakes again and then either (soya) yoghurt or fruit.

Lunch is either 1 thickish piece of (wholemeal seeded) bread and sardines in tomato sauce with salad or wraps/sandwich with chicken/pickle/mixed salad and then some cherry tomatoes on side. And then a piece of fruit or yoghurt depending on what I had earlier. When colder I tend to have tomato & basil soup with piece of bread.

The problem is I get really hungry at home time. As soon as I get home I am starving - dp won't eat that early and I don't like eating till about 7pm (as if earlier I would get hungry later) and that is when I tend to grab pack of crisps.

So I need idea for afternoon snack - can't have more fruit without upsetting stomach. I also can't have dairy and I hate veg crudites with dips (which is the only other thing I can think of).

Any ideas or comments on that and diet above.

applepudding Wed 03-Jun-09 22:54:23

What about a handful of nuts with some dried fruit, or a small low fat flapjack?

Alternatively, if you don't like eating in the morning you could have a fruit and yogurt smoothie, and keep the oatcakes for a snack in the afternoon.

Congrats on your healthy eating plan by the way.

TheArmadillo Thu 04-Jun-09 18:10:19


I like the idea of flapjacks - better get baking grin

RumourOfAHurricane Sun 07-Jun-09 14:00:17

Message withdrawn

you need to eat more in the morning, I know you say you hate breakfast and I hate to sound like a cliche but it really is the most important meal of the day. Could you add a yogurt to your oatcakes?

Waiting until you are hungry to eat means it's too late. I am not a huge fan of the handful of nuts theory because most people who are overweight don't have the willpower to have just a handful (or even normal weight!) and I think the same about flapjacks (which are also hugely high in sugar)

Personally I think applepudding is right about ditching the oatcakes for breakfast and having them as a snack in the afternoon with peanut butter. Or popcorn?

Do you drink enough water during the day? You might be mixing up thirst for hunger.

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