Snacks!

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    Mar 20, 2012 5:02 AM GMT
    Not gonna lie I LOVE snacks! Does anyone have any suggestion for some healthy good tasting snacks?
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    Mar 20, 2012 5:03 AM GMT
    Granny smith apples!
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    Mar 20, 2012 5:04 AM GMT
    Grapes, Almonds, Broccoli, Tuna + (imagination), and even more.

    But most importantly grapes because they rock!
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    Mar 20, 2012 5:09 AM GMT
    Josh1992 saidGrapes, Almonds, Broccoli, Tuna + (imagination), and even more.

    But most importantly grapes because they rock!

    All fruit (grapes and apples) contain a lot of sugar (and dried fruit even more) so not so hot if you are trying to keep the calories down. If calorie count is of no concern, fruit is great. Carrots and brocoli are very healthy, can be tasty, and have few calories. Nuts are great in moderation, except they contain a lot of fat (nutritious oils), and I can't stop eating them after only a few.
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    Mar 20, 2012 5:09 AM GMT
    Half a lb of bacon fried in melted butter....mmmm......buttery bacon.....
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    Mar 20, 2012 5:11 AM GMT
    Tylerpeace saidNot gonna lie I LOVE snacks! Does anyone have any suggestion for some healthy good tasting snacks?


    There are so many things wrong with this sentence I don't even know where to start. Nothing that tastes good is good for you. Nothing that is healthy for you tastes good. Abandon all hope.
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    Mar 20, 2012 5:48 AM GMT
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    Mar 20, 2012 2:03 PM GMT
    hummus and veggies
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    Mar 20, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
    I eat almonds and pistachios all day long.

    And I practically live off Chobani.
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    Mar 20, 2012 2:15 PM GMT
    trail mix
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    Mar 20, 2012 2:22 PM GMT
    I slather hummus on ham slices and roll it up. YUM!

    Other snacks are cucumber slices, broccoli and carrots dipped in light ranch or blue cheese. Chobani yogurts are awesome!

    Last night I made chocolate pudding with protein powder mixed in and topped with light whipped cream and almond slices. HEAVEN!!!!

    Bad snacks I do love are pretzels and fried pork skins.
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    Mar 20, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
    Fruit can be OK if you eat whole fruit because the fiber is beneficial. So can a bowl of cereal.
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    Mar 20, 2012 2:50 PM GMT
    pistachios are my new love
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    Mar 20, 2012 2:57 PM GMT
    I have the same problem with nuts and trail mix. My solution is to measure it out, close the bag, put the bag away and take what I'm going to eat back in another room before I eat any of it. That way I am too distracted to go get more.

    Regarding the sugar in fruit, if you pair a carb choice with a fatty oil (e.g. apple and either (natural) peanut butter or a serving whole nuts, or whole grain bread and olive oil), the fatty oil in the nut product will balance the glucose rush from the carb and help prevent it from hitting your bloodstream faster than you can metabolize it. This is assuming you eat sensible portions.
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    Mar 20, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    this is a fitness site so I am assuming everyone is doing some form of workout or exercise....the misnomer that fruit is somehow bad for you needs to stop, I do not know why people have that idea.
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    Mar 20, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    jerseywoof saidthis is a fitness site so I am assuming everyone is doing some form of workout or exercise....the misnomer that fruit is somehow bad for you needs to stop, I do not know why people have that idea.


    Fruit isn't inherently bad. Taking in more sugar than your body can metabolize is bad. Fruit, combined with "juice" which is usually flavored sugary water (and even 100% juice provides a concentrate of fructose), soda, white bread products, and sweeteners added to other foods combines to a whole lot of sugar for the body to process. We do not "need" sugar in our diets, and it's evident by looking around that most Americans are getting more than they can metabolize.
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    Mar 20, 2012 11:20 PM GMT
    njmeanwhile said
    jerseywoof saidthis is a fitness site so I am assuming everyone is doing some form of workout or exercise....the misnomer that fruit is somehow bad for you needs to stop, I do not know why people have that idea.


    Fruit isn't inherently bad. Taking in more sugar than your body can metabolize is bad. Fruit, combined with "juice" which is usually flavored sugary water (and even 100% juice provides a concentrate of fructose), soda, white bread products, and sweeteners added to other foods combines to a whole lot of sugar for the body to process. We do not "need" sugar in our diets, and it's evident by looking around that most Americans are getting more than they can metabolize.


    I agree stuff like fruit juice and dried fruit should not be considered fruit although some people mistakenly believe that its okay.

    still its not the fruit that is making people fat, its all the other stuff taken in especially alcohol which is probably the single worst thing for you. It would take an extravagent amount of fruit eaten each day to make for a calorie excess for the body. Too much fear mongering with fruit and for the perfect actively person it should not be a problem. My mom is a diabetic and they recommend her to eat fruit.
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    Mar 20, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    Here in Mexico fruit is a popular "fast food". You ca go to "fruiteries" and get these giant containers of sliced fruit (the bulk being lots of mango, strawberries, banana) topped with walnuts and drizzled with honey. I wouldn't be surprised if one of those things contained several thousand calories.