Fitness Minutes: (6,671)
3,491 2/13/13 5:58 P
I drink 12 oz of V8 when I get the munchies!
Fitness Minutes: (120)
2,171 2/13/13 12:10 P
This week I started eating a new breakfast between 9 and 10, to combat sweets cravings. But I've been finding it to be VERY filling as well as helping w/ the cravings. It's 1/2 cup 0% greek yogurt, 1 apple cut up into cubes, and 1/3 cup cinnamon raisin granola and some additional cinnamon for flavor. It's about 250 calories, but it keeps me full and happy until lunchtime, which is usually at 1. It also takes me awhile to eat it because I eat it at my desk when I get to work, and I think that helps too.
Protein fills me up. Protein combined with a fiber (say, chicken tender meat combined with quinoa) is even more filling. Everyone is different though. But for me, I try to get about 100g of protein each day and I'm rarely ever starving in between my 2-4 hour small meals.
Fitness Minutes: (1,099)
63 2/13/13 12:10 A
Brown rice - in moderation, it is not necessarily too bad for you. Yogurt is a good snack as well.
One of my go-to breakfasts (or lunch) that keeps me satisfied for quite a long time is "Birchir Muesli" - basically you take a serving of plain yogurt (a gelatin-free brand), a quarter cup of raw rolled oats, and a grated or finely chopped apple, mix together, let sit for awhile (if using quick oats, half an hour will do - or make ahead the night before and toss in the fridge overnight). You can add sugar or splenda, a few raisins, a few nuts or pumpkin seeds, other fruits, spices like cinnamon or nutmeg, and you can thin it down with a bit of milk if preferred.
It is better than it sounds!!!! In fact i find it very delicious and the combination of fruit/grain/dairy really has some sticking power.
It may be that you need to plan in some snacks. My nutritionist once went over with me which foods last the longest and unfortunately fat is the thing that stays with us the longest. So I don't completely avoid it, I just eat it in very moderate quantities. If I eat enough protein and fat, then the vegetables I eat fill in the rest. I eat some carbs but I keep those lower than the protein, and I eat tons of vegetables with moderate amounts of fat (like cooking them in a little oil or using a little dressing on my salad). Good luck!
Fitness Minutes: (39,913)
6,549 2/10/13 7:20 P
I find eating either oatmeal with fresh fruit, or Greek yogurt with fresh fruit fills me for a very long time.
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