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Snacking ideas please

Snacking ideas please

Now I am back from my holiday & back into a routine I need to be aware of my snacking habits. strangely I found controlling my eating easier whilst on holiday as I was not rushing around or grabbing the first thing to hand and had time to 'think' about my choices.

Although I have only been back at work for a week I am already finding how easy it is to slide back into old habits . Things such as grabbing a biscuit to go with my tea or forgetting to bring lunch so having to grab something from the canteen but on a positive note at least I have recognised this & admitted it to myself.

I found these snacking packs in Lidl today and I am also going to make some fruit skewers. I would welcome your snacking ideas though , I am in lots of need for inspiration !

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Ooo a trip to Lidel for me - those look great to put in the fridge at work for when I forget (change for can't be bothered) to take my lunch :)

Will put my thinking cap on for other snack ideas - yep it's so easy to fall off if you don't plan and prepare :)

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Take a look at the Topic called Recipes/Meals/Snacks, Sld72 :)

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Hi Sid

I don't snack at all and find that a better option, it seems to lessen the desire for unnecessary eating. It's not my idea but the Advice of Dr Michael Moseley in his Fast diet book and also his 8 week blood sugar diet book. Apparently leaving gaps between meals enables your body cells to renew themselves I have found it certainly reduces cravings . This has been proved in clinical trials. Why not give it a try and only eat your calorie count at meal times and sitting at a table. He suggests if you are desperate for a snack the best option is a few unsalted almonds walnuts or pistachios nuts

Best wishes

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Well done on identifying your danger zones Sld72 thats half the battle. 😊

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Looks yummy. I like grapes, almonds, baby cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, wheat triscuits, bell peppers and carrots.

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Freeze grapes, put peanut butter in your celery sticks and cut into bite size pieces, yummy. 20g of almonds is filling.

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Hi there, I do try not to snack and do not plan snacks into my calories. It isn't all bad news though, because I have larger meals to compensate. However, if that isn't going to work for you then some healthy snacks on hand are a good idea. Much better than reaching for chocolate or biscuits. At the start of my journey I did snack. Some of my favourites were:

A small pot of humous and some veg sticks

Nakd bars (I think aldi do their own brand for much less?)

Fruit and nut snack bags

Yoghurt and berries

I am sure that there are many more inventive ideas than the ones listed above!

Good luck with it. James

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I eat yoghurt, eat natural bars, fruit depending on what spare calories I have

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