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Evening blues...

Thursday, July 04, 2013

So I spent much of last night grumbling to myself about wanting snacks - I badly wanted popcorn, crisps, chocolate... so I made myself fat free natural yoghurt, blended with a load of frozen berries, which was really nice, and quite low in calories, and then because I still needed to snack I had a couple of low fat crackers with lightest cream cheese. OK, so still about 200 cals in all - but it could be worse, it could have been 1000 cals of popcorn! So I'm not going to beat myself up about it, sometimes I need to snack, it's not ideal, but I can't cut that off completely, try as I might.

Anyway, Lidl currently has popcorn machines for sale - they cook by hot air not with oil - so the popcorn, although still carby, will be much much lower in fat - like... trace amounts I think? :) So that's something, hopefully I can do a small bowl for myself whenever I get a craving, and it'll be so much healthier than bagged popcorn or the stuff I make at home in two tablespoons of olive oil.

Any support massively appreciated at this time, really finding this all a struggle. I need snacks too badly, and fruit etc doesn't cut it - salt is what I need, and I really fail to find crunchy, salty, healthy treats...

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ZOUNDZ 7/6/2013 6:30AM

  Thanks Donegirl :)

If it was only hunger that was causing it *sigh* checked all the yoghurts against each other, and the ones I'm using are fat free, and have very low calories indeed :) which is great. A jug of the frozen fruit and yoghurt (about a cup of frozen berries and half a pot of yoghurt) comes to under 100 calories, and I find it really satisfying, which is something.

Popcorn may not be so great, you're quite right :( a bowl is about 120 calories, which isn't terrible, but certainly not a daily or even more than once or twice weekly event. I really need to save it for when I can't cope without some sort of snack!

xx

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DONEGIRL 7/5/2013 5:49AM

    Hi. I know- snacking is often my downfall too. Cheese and crackers anyone? Even my own baguette hot out of the oven with lashings of butter- I'm salivating as I write this! But I know it's not good! I wonder about the popcorn maker- is it really a good idea? High carb snacks are not so great really are they? Also watch out for the low fat foods- they often have more calories than the whole fat version. I just checked this out recently with Glenisk yoghurt the low fat vanilla has more calories than the whole milk version! High protein snacks are better for curbing hunger. Good luck anyway! Nóirín

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