Watching Our Snacks!

By MewElla Latest Reply 2012-03-29 17:20:18 -0500
Started 2012-03-27 11:23:48 -0500

Constant snacking is one of the ways to blow our diet for the whole day. If we grab a little here and a little there all day and not keep track the calories, etc will add up. All bites count!!
When we slow down to eat - we tend to eat less. Have you ever tried a small plate, put your snack on it, sat down and just enjoyed your snack? Might be more satisfing.
We need to practice self control and watch our portions…Also, need to be careful what we buy and keep in the cupboards for our snacks.
Anybody have some more ideas?

13 replies

2manypricks 2012-03-29 17:20:18 -0500 Report

For starter i never shop for snacks when im hungry. I try to snack after 2 hrs of every main meal but i do forget at times depending on how busy i am. I love my Wheat thins only 8 and this is the time i get my Calcium as well. I carry fresh veggies and my 1/2 of bagel with my tomatoe yumm!!! Cant forget my raw sunflower seeds from Fresh and easy :) buy only snack size ziplocks bags so you nver put more than you need!

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Set apart 2012-03-28 05:50:46 -0500 Report

I am on the go a lot so have to plan my foods. Usually will carry free veggies, and one pece of fruit precut. I also carry crackers and nuts. Nuts are prepackaged to one serving (a handful) so as to not eat too much. At home veggies are precut, bowls of fruit, and some sugar free ice cream in the freezer, along with sugar free jello and sometimes puddings for treats. I buy individual wrapped chicken breasts, and fish fillets for dinner. Most of the time this works for me! Best wishes!

Young1s 2012-03-27 19:40:41 -0500 Report

I have a set time for snacks for the day and have a specific allowed number of carbs for each meal and snack for the day. If my meal carbs go a little over what I want them to be, then I take the amount I went over out of my next scheduled snacks carbs. It might mean dropping something I planned to eat at that time but I think it's worth it to stay on track.

Caroltoo 2012-03-27 19:15:20 -0500 Report

I do much of my work in our upstairs … gives me a little space from the caretaker role I have on the first floor. With that in mind, I have a small refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pot on the second floor. My refrigerator is stocked with my snacks: baby carrots, cut celery, lemons for water, pitcher of filtered water, hummus, low fat string cheese, grape tomatoes, avocados, pears, & grapes. The nearby shelf has Pecan Thins, macadamia nuts, crunchy peanut butter, and a box of Madras Lentils, which I eat when I want a quick meal without going to the downstairs kitchen. My favorite coffee, teas, and Fr. Vanilla Whey powder are also there as is my glucose testing kit.

Gambling 2012-03-27 19:05:22 -0500 Report

I carefully read the nutrition label for serving size ( portion control in a way ) , Carbs and all associated info . I am very very conciance of carbs and even my portion control .

jigsaw 2012-03-27 16:05:25 -0500 Report

I like your advice, especially about what we keep in the cupboards! I keep veges, occasionally nuts and mostly healthy snacks. I still keep finding cakes and gummy worms and other junk foods around the kitchen. Unfortunately my wife is a junkfood junkie! I guess I'll just have to continue to exercize super contol and drool over her bowl of Rocky Road ice cream while I munch down a celery stalk.

jayabee52 2012-03-27 12:36:04 -0500 Report

Thank you for the reminder Mary! We most certainly need to constantly practice portion control!

My idea is not new but if we're having a snack, pick something which is not loaded with carbohydrates, something like non-starchy veggies, or some kind of protein like nuts.

Nick1962 2012-03-27 15:39:12 -0500 Report

Well James, that's my problem. I like nuts for snacks, but I tend to go a little crazy with portions. I'd eat them all day if you let me.

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