Post # 1
I already thought I needed to lose weight, then I went to the doctor and found out I weigh 10 lbs more than I thought I did! Youch! So I’m compiling some lunch and dinner ideas and I’m jumping in feet first to healthier living! But I’m having a hard time with snacks. I eat at work because I’m BORED (hence I’m on the WB all day) so I need a couple ideas besides the obvious fruits, carrot sticks etc. What do YOU munch on??
Post # 2
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Hard boiled eggs, popcorn (low/no salt), celery and hummus and seasonal fruit (apples, peaches, strawberries) are my go-to snacks.
Having gum or mints around if you’re craving something but just ate a meal/snack is helpful too.
Post # 3
Post # 4
air popped popcorn, low fat cheese sticks, fruit, hummus/veggies, roasted unsalted almonds, and hardboiled eggs are all great!
Post # 5
Baked fruit chips, like apple crisps
Nuts (plain, not salted)
Apples with peanut butter
Yogurt (just buy plain and add fruit, honey, vanilla extract yourself)
Popcorn is healthy when not smothered with salt and butter
Hard boiled eggs — I started out using salt and a dip, now I eat them plain
But really fruit and carrot sticks are as good as it gets. I normally take a zip lock baggy of grapes and eat it with a little bit of cheese.
Post # 6
For the afternoon slow down/tiredness after lunch, I suggest apples. The sugar helps, and doesn’t create the crash of coffee. 🙂 Oh, and sometimes the symptoms of hunger is actually dehydration! Be sure you’re getting enough water!
Post # 7
I make containers of veggie sticks – for me it’s carrots, broccoli and grape tomatoes. For husband it’s carrots, celery and cucumber. They fill me up surprisingly quickly and are great for munching on all day long. Nuts are good for a protein hit as well, since the veggies don’t last long. Dark chocolate – as dark as you can stand – can be a good munch and yummy with nuts. Hits the junk food craving without being overkill like other candy.
Also if you eat from boredom, how about finding something to chew on that isn’t food at all? It might just be an oral-sensory craving. Having things to chew can be very alerting. So if it’s not a job where you’d be obviously unprofessional (like in a meeting, say, or in court), munch on a straw or gum, or toss around a small clean object that you don’t really chew at all, just hold in your mouth. Sounds weird but trust me, I’m an occupational therapist
Post # 8
Just echoing previous posters but whatever lol
Hard boiled eggs
Air Popped popcorn (Skinny Pop is good)
Sweet potato chips (homemade)
Post # 9
My go to snacks are apples, bananas, and Greek yogurt with peanut butter and granola. I like something sweet in the afternoon.
Post # 10
If you eat when you’re bored, I’ve found that channeling that nervous energy elsewhere is helpful. I keep a tube of lip balm and a little jar of hand salve of my desk, and I reapply a few times a day when I feel fidgety. Keep a bottle of water on your desk and sip it instead of reaching for something to munch on.
Post # 11
Yogurt, granola, nut butter, apples, hummus and veggies. Don’t forget to drink water throughout the day! Sometimes when you feel hungry, you’re actually thirsty.
Post # 12
One of my favorite snacks (and it has close to zero calories) are cucumber slices soaked in a red wine vinegar. yum! And if you get tired of hummus, you can try taziki sauce to dip your veggies in.
Post # 13
turkey jurkey, applesauce, rice cakes
Post # 14
i like dipping my veggie in spicy mustard.
Post # 15
I plan my snacks ahead of time and can only eat what I bring (no vending machines, no takeout, etc.). I stick to this rule pretty religiously. I tend to bring the same things each day: apple, 4 dark chocolate hershey kisses (only ~80 cals but so satisfying), and a protein shake. If I’m gymming hard after work, I may bring a homemade protein bar instead of a shake to add some extra carbs.
For mindless snacking, I would do chopped veggies with some greek yogurt dip. I’m big on adding onion soup mix to original non-fat greek yogurt as a treat; it tastes just like the onion dip you’d make with sour cream, but more protein and less fat! It’s not clean so I don’t have it often, but it’s really tasty. Air popped popcorn works well too.
I also keep a large tumbler on my desk with a straw that I keep filled with water to sip on throughout the day. Before I want to eat, I make sure to refill my water and down a tumber full to see if I actually am hungry. I drink a lot of brewed black and green tea with lemon as well.