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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:34 am 
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Is there any healthy snacks people would recommend? In particular - after dinner?

I know it's bad to eat late/after dinner but it seems my body can't seem to accept that. I've tried just ignoring the hunger and going to sleep and end up not being able to sleep till about 3 hours later (which does not feel good the next day).

I've tried eating fruits but don't fill me up at all. I've tried filling myself up with water but the hunger eventually comes back.

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:35 am 
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How about nuts and seeds? Peanuts, walnuts (a good source of Omega-3s), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seets...I often snack on them, and I find them filling and satisfying.

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Yup, I have that but I'd like to have a variety if you know what I mean.

Any other suggestions?


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Natural yoghurt with a scoop of peanut butter?


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Jerky. Lots of protein and little fat.


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Thanks for the suggestions!

hoosegow: was that directed at daniel's suggestion?


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Homemade jerky... not that preservative filled crap.


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You can sometimes find meat shops that sell their own jerky, sans preservatives. That's a good deal. I've gotten fresh-made salmon jerky, too, which was really awesome.

I eat a high-protein, relatively high-fat, low-carb diet most of the time, and my snacks reflect this. But this is what I snack on:

- salmon jerky
- nuts (walnuts, peanuts, almonds)
- seeds (pumpkin, sunflower - both raw and roasted)
- cheese
- raw veggies (broccoli, spinach, celery)
- salad

On my carb-up days, I have:
- (plain) yogurt plus some fruit, sometimes I mix in protein powder
- fresh fruit plus a very small amount of nuts (2-3 nuts)

I mostly have "small meals" for my snacks, but the above is stuff I keep around to snack on.

Peter


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I'd rather not eat something high in fat (considering I'm aiming to tone/lose weight) but thanks for the suggestion anyway!


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[rolling eyes] Wow, people never learn.... Or read stickies for that matter.


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SoLe wrote:
I'd rather not eat something high in fat (considering I'm aiming to tone/lose weight) but thanks for the suggestion anyway!


You want to lose weight or lose fat? You've been given some good advice here but if you chose to ignore it it probably means that your whole diet is suspect. You obviously don't know anything about nutrition and are stuck in the low-fat rut that has created so many health issues in society today.


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I haven't ignored it. I'm simply wanting some suggestions from the presumably more experienced people around on these forums.

Yes I obviously don't know anything about nutrition but that's why I'm asking isn't it? I guess me asking has caused such anguish to you, my apologies.


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No anguish here, just getting your attention.

The stickies do explain the requirements for balanced fat intake. Proper amounts of dietary fat do not lead to increased body fat. The key is balance. Most people attempting to limit fat intakes do so by increasing the amount of sugar and processed carbs which has the perverse affect of increasing body fat. Of course this behavior is reinforced by advertising and packaging which encourages people to consume this packaged crap.

The ideal diet will be high in fibrous vegetables, a moderate amount of fruit, starchy vegetables, dairy and whole grains if you are not overweight, generous amounts of wild or grass-fed meat, poultry and fish, free range whole eggs and balanced quantities of fats high in monounsaturated and Omega 3 from a variety of sources. Sugar, processed carbs and transfats should be minimized or eliminated.

The suggestions of high protein, high good fat snacks before bedtime are sound advice.

Stu


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I haven't ignored it. I'm simply wanting some suggestions from the presumably more experienced people around on these forums.

Who in specific would you be talking about? The people with the most posts?


http://exrx.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4148

Read this, this will give you tips for weightloss. Don't do low-fat diet I tried it, it doesn't work. I'm on a low carb diet which does work. Not ATKINS just low carb. Everybody thinks that low-fat means you will drop body fat which is not the case. If you do your research, Carbs/sugar are the immediate sources of energy from the body, you cut that out and your body has to go after protein and FAT stores.


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Well, I'm an administrator here. I can tell you that you have received good advice from a couple of the biggest contributors here. People who would be considered senior members.

Keep in mind a snack is just a small meal. You can eat anything you would eat at any meal as a snack.


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