Snacks, yo!

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    May 15, 2008 1:42 AM GMT

    So I'm trying to find things to snack on during the day so I can maintain my goal of speeding up my metabolism. I'm trying to eat every three hours or so. Nothing big, just something small and filling.

    So far I'm munchin' on Soy nuts, beef jerky (I drink a TON of water naturally, so I think it outweighs the sodium haha) and various fruit.

    What's worked for you guys? Any suggestions? icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 15, 2008 3:19 AM GMT
    chocolate, raw milk sharp cheddar cheese, bananas, toast with butter and jam
  • UncleverName

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    May 15, 2008 3:43 AM GMT
    Tons of raw veggies, dried fruits and nuts, turkey sausage, turkey and protein shakes.
  • MattyC0709

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    May 15, 2008 8:08 AM GMT
    caslon saidchocolate...

    OMG! Are you serious?! I love chocolate! Hehe! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
  • MikemikeMike

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    May 15, 2008 10:39 AM GMT
    Almonds-perfect food. If you like em.
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    May 15, 2008 12:28 PM GMT
    My snacks usually are some kind of fruit, almonds, or a yogart. Simple all natural stuff is the best.
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    May 15, 2008 12:39 PM GMT
    I'll chime in with an almonds recommendation as well. I like to toss in a few raw cashews with my almonds too.
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    May 15, 2008 1:03 PM GMT
    I sometimes feel geriatric for loving them, but I keep a bag of prunes at my work desk.

    and no, bathroom breaks aren't a problem.
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    May 15, 2008 1:11 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidAlmonds-perfect food. If you like em.


    See? I heard that elsewhere! I'll have to try them. They're not very low in fat though, right?

    And I'll also have to try prunes! I hadn't thought of that. They seem kind of gross, but to be honest, I don't think I've ever actually had one!

    These are good suggestions guys, thanks!
  • Bunjamon

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    May 15, 2008 1:12 PM GMT
    Nutella on whole wheat toast with a banana. Yum!
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    May 15, 2008 1:34 PM GMT
    Yogurt w/granola and fruit (frozen or fresh)
    Cottage cheese w/fruit (pineapple's my favorite pairing)
    Apple w/peanut butter (natural peanut butter, of course)
    Veggies w/hummus
    Wheat pita w/hummus
    Frozen fruit bars (it's getting close to summer)

    A tip about eating so often during the day: prepare these things in advance in containers. If you have a fridge at work, use it, and label your food. Bring a backpack if needed with you wherever you go.
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    May 15, 2008 3:08 PM GMT
    I love tricuits with cottage cheese and salsa
    yogurt
    Prunes
    low fat cheese
    nuts
    apples
  • irishboxers

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    May 15, 2008 3:20 PM GMT
    Happy_Go_Lucky said[quote][cite]MikemikeMike said[/cite]Almonds-perfect food. If you like em.


    See? I heard that elsewhere! I'll have to try them. They're not very low in fat though, right?
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    But it's the monounsaturated fat, aka "good fat." Helps raise your HDL and lower your LDL cholesterol and gives you protein.

    I'm in total agreement with the guys on this thread. Raw veggies, whole grain crackers, low-fat dairy, fruit. My fridge at work has baby carrots, nonfat yogurt, lowfat string cheese, organic & natural peanut butter, low sodium V8, and a couple of Myoplex Lite shakes. Before you say yuck, these snacks helped me drop my body fat 9% and LDL cholesteral 59 points in the last 6 months.

    Another plug for the Abs Diet. icon_biggrin.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 15, 2008 3:29 PM GMT
    ice cream (preferably Ben & Jerry's), Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy....oh, and when you need a pick-me-up, dark chocolate covered Espresso beans. Also, if you don't want to wake up hungry in the morning, eat a BIG MAC right before bed...works like a charm AND keeps ya regular :-)







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    May 15, 2008 3:34 PM GMT
    As I type this, I'm shoving an oatmeal cranberry cookie down my throat. I snack on popcorn in the afternoon.
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    May 15, 2008 3:45 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidice cream (preferably Ben & Jerry's), Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy....oh, and when you need a pick-me-up, dark chocolate covered Espresso beans. Also, if you don't want to wake up hungry in the morning, eat a BIG MAC right before bed...works like a charm AND keeps ya regular :-Todd-fat.gif
    You are so bad! How many guys are going to start eating like that and now you'll not be able to sleep at night! I actually sort of like that diet . I sometimes lonnnnnnnnnnng for some of those foods
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    May 16, 2008 12:56 AM GMT
    [quote]
    But it's the monounsaturated fat, aka "good fat." Helps raise your HDL and lower your LDL cholesterol and gives you protein.

    I'm in total agreement with the guys on this thread. Raw veggies, whole grain crackers, low-fat dairy, fruit. My fridge at work has baby carrots, nonfat yogurt, lowfat string cheese, organic & natural peanut butter, low sodium V8, and a couple of Myoplex Lite shakes. Before you say yuck, these snacks helped me drop my body fat 9% and LDL cholesteral 59 points in the last 6 months.

    Another plug for the Abs Diet. icon_biggrin.gif[/quote]

    Awesome! I appreciate it!

    and to CuriousjockAZ, I took your advice and ate a Big Mac before bed...but I didn't wake up for two days!!!! icon_razz.gif hahaha.