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dreamerforever




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 6:33 pm
Please share ideas for snacks that are not too fattening or unhealthy!

I am desperate to lose weight, and though I am eating reasonably balanced meals throughout the day, somehow when the clock strikes 8pm... 'The Munchies' begin, and then I'm snacking endlessly. A sweet treat straight after supper is a daily essential, then another... and another... and yet more while I prepare the kids' bags for the next day.
And I'm a night owl who stays up late, so this is really stalling my weight loss efforts.

It doesn't have to be very low fat, I'm ok with stuff that is healthy fats etc. Tell me your healthy choices for snacks please.

TIA!
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amother




Obsidian
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 6:39 pm
Air popped popcorn.

Freeze low fat tube yogurts (they take forever to eat that way)

Roasted chickpeas
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amother




Broom
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 6:40 pm
amother [ Obsidian ] wrote:
Air popped popcorn.

Freeze low fat tube yogurts (they take forever to eat that way)

Roasted chickpeas


Pop corn is low fat but very carby
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Ztheone




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 6:44 pm
I like the party mix nuts from kleins naturals or guacamole with pretzels
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amother




Snapdragon
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 6:46 pm
Make a huge salad and start with that. Once you're filled up, take a snack.
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amother




cornflower
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 6:47 pm
Broccoli
Lettuce with fat free dressing
Cauliflower
Pb2-(it’s a very low-fat peanut butter powder you mix with water to make peanut butter) / eat it with an apple or rice cakes
Reduced fat cheese (melted on broccoli is good)
Air popped chips- a serving, not a whole big bag
If you’re okay with fruits and melons there’s lots of choices
Make a smoothie with unsweetened almond milk
Baby carrots
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Ztheone




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 6:49 pm
amother [ Snapdragon ] wrote:
Make a huge salad and start with that. Once you're filled up, take a snack.


Salad takes prep. It's so much easier to just pull out unhealthy snacks from the cabinet...
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Camelback




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 6:51 pm
Raw veggies: carrot, cucumber, tomatoes, bell peppers, celery stalks, radish,
you could dip them in yoghurt with fresh herbs (chives, dill, garlic, etc.)

Fruit

small portion of oats with a bit of yoghurt and fresh fruit

hot beverage without sugar
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dreamerforever




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 6:59 pm
Thanks for all responses, some great ideas!

Let me clarify that this is a 'snacking' issue- for when I'm full, but still craving something crunchy or sweet- mainly in the evening. I'll often have an apple, nectarine, mini peppers or sugar snap peas, but I need other ideas for when the snacking cravings are relentless.
I really don't like any form of yoghurt, which is a shame.

And I'm generally more into veg than fruit.


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dreamerforever




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 7:00 pm
Ztheone wrote:
Salad takes prep. It's so much easier to just pull out unhealthy snacks from the cabinet...


Ah yes. A girl after my own heart.
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amother




cornflower
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 7:09 pm
In general, a small portion of a snack food is usually okay. The problem is when it’s no longer a small portion…
Sipping a cup of tea (with Splenda instead of sugar) along with a little snack will make you feel much more satisfied.
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amother




Wandflower
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 7:24 pm
Lettuce. Plain, no dressing or with a squeeze of lemon, or zero-calorie dressing if you don't care about sodium content. Nobody ever got fat fressing lettuce. or cucumbers or celery, for that matter. Most other snacks may have reduced calories, but they don't have barely any. If you eat a whole box of reduced-calorie cookies or a quart of reduced-calorie ice cream every day, you will put on weight. Even carrots are not an "unlimited" food, and if you eat five pounds of carrots a day you won't be doing yourself any favors. Your skin will also turn orange but it's reversible when you stop overeating carrots. If you're able to eat just two cookies or half a cup of ice cream a day, chances are you don't have a weight problem.
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amother




Moccasin
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 7:32 pm
Roasted chickpeas with a bunch of spices is great.
Almonds
Shredded Purple cabbage (has a good crunch)
Israeli pickles
Sliced apples with peanut butter
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Not_in_my_town




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 7:33 pm
Ice.

Hiding
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amother




cornflower
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 7:33 pm
Air
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amother




Whitesmoke
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 7:34 pm
Chickpeas, Larabars, carob coated rice cakes, baby carrots with guacamole or hummus, quinoa salad (I make once a week and keep in the fridge), I make hot cocoa-1 tsp cocoa, 2 tsp maple syrup, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, hot water and a little non dairy milk of your choice, if I get around to baking-healthy muffins from the freezer
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amother




Maroon
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 7:35 pm
It sounds weird but I've found that maybe I *am* actually hungry. As a fellow night owl, dinner is way too many hours before bedtime. If I eat a balanced meal and am full I don't get as munchy.
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amother




Daffodil
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 7:40 pm
I also used to need my snack every night. Since I started concentrating on eating properly during day to me sure to eat fully balanced meals of protien, starch and veggies I don't need snack at night anymore.

The times I didn't eat properly during day is when I need to snack more at night
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amother




Dandelion
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 7:40 pm
amother [ cornflower ] wrote:
In general, a small portion of a snack food is usually okay. The problem is when it’s no longer a small portion…
Sipping a cup of tea (with Splenda instead of sugar) along with a little snack will make you feel much more satisfied.


Splenda is worse than sugar it's pure poison
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dreamerforever




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 09 2022, 7:40 pm
amother [ Wandflower ] wrote:
Lettuce. Plain, no dressing or with a squeeze of lemon, or zero-calorie dressing if you don't care about sodium content. Nobody ever got fat fressing lettuce. or cucumbers or celery, for that matter. Most other snacks may have reduced calories, but they don't have barely any. If you eat a whole box of reduced-calorie cookies or a quart of reduced-calorie ice cream every day, you will put on weight. Even carrots are not an "unlimited" food, and if you eat five pounds of carrots a day you won't be doing yourself any favors. Your skin will also turn orange but it's reversible when you stop overeating carrots. If you're able to eat just two cookies or half a cup of ice cream a day, chances are you don't have a weight problem.


Lol, you're so right. Na, I don't even pretend to be an angel by eating reduced calorie stuff. More like 'by the way snacking' (that never REALLY happened) again and again.

I'm great at making my eyes and mind look the other way --while my mouth does it's job Can't Believe It .
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