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1/15/13 8:44 A

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further down the thread Paraselenic wrote:
for example, when I get home I immediately pull out my digital scale and baggies and do the following:

cereal: portion out single servings in a baggie and put them back into the cereal box-- usually you get 12 baggies per box of cereal
berries and veggies: cut up/washed/ prepped and weighed out to 50 g or 100 g amounts, depending on the veg
frozen veg: weighed out to indy amounts
imtation crab (of of my favorite protein snacks): weighed and portioned in baggies

(See a pattern here?)

That way, when I'm "snacky", everything is already portioned out for me, so I grab one bag of something, LEAVE THE KITCHEN, and eat it. If I want more, I have to go back and grab another baggie. It forces you to be more conscious-- and you have to physically grab two bags of cereal from the box-- and open two bags, etc.

*I also get a bunch of stuff already indy packaged-- like yogurts, cocoa almonds, string cheese... and the natural indy packs: apples, oranges, hard boiled eggs

For me, my biggest danger is when I'm grabbing a bulk container of anything-- because I don't have a natural brake button for that, and I will finish half a six-serving container before I start to feel full...

This sure sounds like a good idea to me and I for one am going to start doing this, I love the idea that when you get a hunger attack you don't have to think about how much of something you are eating, because you already did that, so now you can just have a snack and enjoy it and not feel quilty. Love this idea! Thank you Paraselenic emoticon


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I LOVE ICE CREAM...yeah - not an option when I will sit and eat an entire carton of HAAGEN DAZS in 15 flat. SO I have a kefir peach smoothie with a touch of nutmeg!

1 cup plain unsweetened kefir
1 cup frozen sliced peaches
1 tbsp agave nectar
a dash of nutmeg

blend together in a blender, pour in a tall glass and....ENJOY!





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1/14/13 6:16 P

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I always seem to crave muffin or cake like sweets so to sub, I have three version of protein snack cake we rotate in our house. Pumpkin, cinnamon swirl and banana- my current fav.

Banana Protein Snack Cake

Introduction
Perfect snack for post workout or after practice! Kid approved.
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients
1/2 c Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 c applesauce, unsweetened (could sub one extra banana)
14 oz ripe Bananas (4 very ripe)
2 tsp vanilla Extract
4 egg whites
1 T white vinegar
2 c Arrowhead Mills Organic Oat Flour
1t baking Powder
1 t baking Soda
1/2 salt
1 t cinnamon, ground
4 scoops About Time Vanilla Whey Protein Isolate
1/3 c Silk Almond Milk unsweetened
3/4 c chopped walnuts

Tip
If substituting, be sure to use a vanilla whey isolate similar to About Time (ingredients and nutritional content). Other protein blends and or meal replacement shake/powders have added ingredients and varied nutritional content which may change the outcome of the finished product.

Directions
Preheat oven to 350*
Spray 9/13 glass pan with cooking oil spray generously (Silicon baking pans also work great to prevent sticking)
Combine first 6 ingredients and mix well
In a small bowl combine dry- oat Flour, B Powder, B soda, salt, cinnamon and protein powder
Combine wet and dry until incorporated, stir in almond milk and then walnuts.
Pour into pan and spread even
Bake for 40-50 min or until toothpick comes out clean
Cool and cut into 16 servings


Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: 16
Recipe by shelaghb
Calories 166.2

Total Fat 4.7 g

Saturated Fat 0.6 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 2.7 g

Monounsaturated Fat 0.6 g

Cholesterol 0.3 mg

Sodium 212.5 mg

Potassium 182.9 mg

Total Carbohydrate 22.3 g

Dietary Fiber 2.4 g

Sugars 10.2 g

Protein 9.9 g




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1/14/13 4:10 P

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Found a tip to make trail mix and portion out single servings, so I tried it and it really is a great idea! Just mix:
2 cup high-fiber cereal like Chex or cheerios
2 cup pretzels or wheat goldfish
1/2 cup raisins or dried fruit
1/4 cup almonds (or other nut)
1/4 cup M&Ms (or other tiny chocolate)
Divide the mix between 6-8 baggies. For 150-200 cals (depending on what you put in it) it is perfect for snacking!

Edited by: FALCONGIRL2010 at: 1/14/2013 (16:10)
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1/14/13 11:53 A

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I want to say 'THANK YOU' to the Sparkpeople for '55 Snacks' now we have EVERYTHING we need in one place.WE CAN DO IT

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1/14/13 7:44 A

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What an inspiration!
I'm going to try the cauliflower.
I need to learn to snack/graze more healthily.

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1/13/13 5:55 P

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I've changed my calorie 'portions' for each meal and I've found it has helped A LOT.

I have a big breakfast 400kcals this fills me up until 11-12pm

A bigger lunch 500kcals

I've found by doing this, I don't actually come home hungry - I do spread the 500 out a little too (a snack about 11-12, lunch at 12.35 then a snack just before I'm leaving work about 5).

Then a small dinner 300kcals

And 200kcals for my guilty pleasures. I usually think to myself 'would you rather eat more for your kcals or less?' and tend to make a good decision by eating a low fat protein. Not all the time, sometimes I will have a 'dessert' type snack. I still get a mild snack attack, but because I know I have 200kcal left I don't get anxious or tempted.

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1/13/13 5:48 P

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I too, had mid-afternoon urges for something salty and crunchy (something to relieve the boredom of a crappy job, and relieve the anxiety about my life never getting any better), then I would go home and binge on pasta in front of the tv like a zombie. I had a lot of emotions bubbling up under the surface that I wasn't even really aware of. But once I took a look at what was really going on, I was able to kick my emotional eating (binges, cravings, etc.) I'm down 55 lbs now and feel terrific. Now I'm not food obsessed like I used to be. Time was when all I could think about was food, and would plan my meals well in advance (what restaurant, what I wanted to eat for dinner). Overeating is really an emotional condition. No one would knowing choose to slowly kill themselves with food. It's a compulsion driven by emotional need.

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1/13/13 9:21 A

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I have the most trouble in the early afternoon, when I am at work. For lunch, if I need to heat something up, the microwave is conveniently right next to the vending machine. I have to walk right by it to the MW; then, while my lunch is heating, I stand in front of the VM and scope out all of the stuff. This puts the ideas in my pea brain and, by 2 or so, the cravings are full on. Sure, sure, the healthy snacks are in the lunch bag, blah blah blah. Sometimes, I can manage with those, but other times, the healthy snacks make the trip home with me.

Anyway, some snacks that I have handy are jack link 100 cal beef jerky packs and Blue diamond 100 cal almonds (my favorite is the Wasabi and soy). I also take 2-3 pieces of fruit every day. These are all very good, but they don't seems as appealing as the Little Debbie's that scream my name.

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Today it's apple dippers!

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I just learned and haven't tried it yet, but, if you don't want to snack on desserts, put a piece of paper on the refrigerator. When a craving comes up and you don't want to eat it, then right it down on the paper, and tell yourself, when I am in control and I choose to eat this, food you are cravin g, I can have it at that time. They say most of the time, knowing I can still have it, but just not right then, and writing it down, really helps, haven't had a craving in a little while. I have been making sure that, I eat at least every 3 hours. Eat my 3 meals, and 2 snacks, usually a fruit, with a small protein. I love peanut butter with celery, but right now, I am not digesting the fat really well. Also, love plain greek yogurt, which I add, fruit, or I learned {haven't tried}, to add sugar free coffee syrups, or I wil simply just add whatever s.f. jam in it, sometimes, mini choc chips, with non fat redi whip. Tonight, for the 1st time, I baked the kale chips, I ate the whole thing, I put garlic and rosemary on them, yum. I have also heard of the chickpeas, but have not tried it.



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1/12/13 11:29 P

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Carrots, fruit, nuts and sometimes a bit of coconut...very high in fiber



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1/12/13 10:54 P

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So, I just got home from a crazy day...light breakfast, ok lunch, no dinner yet (it's 9:35 pm). I was out riding around with my sister about half hour ago, and I knew I needed to eat something. I wasn't really hungry, but I know it's not good to go too long without eating. So we're in the Walgreens and I casually hunting around looking for something to eat, and after a few minutes I stumble upon one of my favorite desserts; rice pudding. I gingerly pick it up and turn it over to the nutrition facts, and there it was! 150 calories for the 1 serving container! I read it 3 times to make sure. Since I'm already at an irreversable deficit for everything trackable, I'm not too concerned, but, for 150 calories, you get 40 fat cals., 4g total fat, 3g sat. fat, 15mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 23g total carb., 13g sugar, 4g protein, 10% calcium. Not pretty, I know, but being at such a deficit, not a problem just this one time. I'm probably call it a snack and have a piece of fruit and half a sandwich for dinner soon, and call it a day. Thanks for listening. emoticon



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1/12/13 5:07 P

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I like the fact that you don't go without snacking but have a healthier way to snack. That's what I'm looking for, I have to say I wouldn't use the same snacks you do though. I don't like Fiber one cereal or Special K but I love cheerios and chex cereal so I will have to try some of this. I also don't like spicy but you have given me some great ideas how to incorporate my snacks into my daily calories and protein especially.

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1/12/13 10:58 A

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I love raw vegetables with fat-free dressing or a cold fresh apple. See my blog from today for a picture.

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I'm an after dinner snacker. When I feel the urge, I get up and walk around and do a few exercises and drink a glass of water. That seems to take my mind off wanting a snack and keeps me busy for awhile until the urge passes. If I absolutely can't wait and have to eat a snack, I opt for a 1/4 cup of nuts or a string of cheese. I try to stay between 100 & 150 calories and include something that has protein to keep me fuller longer.



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1/12/13 9:06 A

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i like diced granny apple with walnuts and diced plums with a little vegenaise and a cup of raspberry tea caffee free

im so excited about shaping my body and trying new eating habits.... im so grateful for my new life.


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1/12/13 8:17 A

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Carrot batons with 1 tbsp red pepper humous
Celery sticks with 1 tbsp sugar free wholenut peanut butter
Crabsticks with tomato ketchup
1/2 avocado sliced
2 cream crakers with 1 slice cheese (25g)
1 small banana
1 lowfat yogurt
1 lowfat cup soup

and lots and lots of tea (green, herbal, fruit or english)! LOL

Having a hot drink often stops me from eating. I broke a 45 year eating while watching TV or reading habit by mindful eating ie. sitting at the table to eat with TV and books banned, while taking small bites, chewing well and concentrating on enjoying my food. I no longer have the urge to eat when doing those activities.emoticon

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something low carb and high fiber is what you want.... i do avocados sometimes... the fat keeps you fulll and the fiber is high too... also prevents grey hair.



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1/11/13 10:58 P

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The coming in the door in the afternoon/evening seems to trigger a "want"--habit from early life. We came home from school, got a snack, and did the chores (grew up on a farm--there are always animals that need daily care, etc.). That is still there but is gradually becoming a not want. I find that tea (green, white, herb anything but black) seems to go a long way to filling the want. It is hot, fragrant and I take it out of the kitchen to drink. It is a work in progress.

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I eat a lot of the same snacks as everyone else and agree that you can't avoid snack time, you just need to plan for it. Some other things I like to eat: pistachios or sunflower seeds in the shell, mini cheddar rice cakes (9 for only 70 calories), laughing cow wedge spread on crackers, "baked apple" w/ cinnamon and sugar free syrup (done in the microwave), banana cut open with PB and mini chocolate chips, frozen banana pureed into "ice cream" add cocoa to make it chocolately, banana mini pancakes (mash 1 banana, add 1 egg and cook!), roasted chick peas, sweet potato fries, hot chocolate, and if I don't have many calories left, I eat a hard candy. I like this Nips brand that has some chocolately ones or Werther's is ok too.

I'm really not that crazy about bananas, but they are so versatile, cheap, and they fill me up!

I also like cereal before bed, so I've learned that cheerios have the least amount of calories per volume. I usually go for 1.5 servings with 1 cup vanilla almond milk for less than 200 calories. The small bowl trick really does make a difference too... get a pretty one that you'll like to use, but doesn't hold more than a single serving size.

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I have found that if I keep an hard boiled egg with me during the day it is so easy to get it in as a snack.....

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I like banana sandwiches - one of you pieces of fruit and quick and easy.

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1/11/13 11:03 A

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i had never heard of roasting chick peas until spark and now have the method down after lots of practice. can be spicy and slightly sweet when paprika, red pepper chili flakes, coriander are used and honey at the very end to help with the crunch. the fiber is amazing.

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I also looked at your food tracker and think your protein intake was okay, but your overall calorie count was pretty low for yesterday...1100ish calories is not very many cosidering your calorie burn, and you didn't post ANY DINNER! You don't have very many greens posted either and these are so important for filling you up! And, they add protein. I make a green smoothie EVERY morning with a mix of spinach and kale (2 servings) plus 2 servings of fruit. You are also indulging in too many sweets-I only point this out as this starts a downward spiral to cravings which makes you indulge in more! (spiking your blood sugar-if you are not familiar with this, I suggest reading Healthy For Life by Dr. Ray Strand or Skinny Girls Don't Eat Salads by -both very easy reads and offer great insight into what we do to our bodies when we spike our blood sugar)I would suggest trying to have only one sweet a day, then work to a couple times a week. I am also a nightime snacker so I understand the struggle. I also have always been so it is very habitual for me. Lately, I have been taking a hot shower to diverge my munchies and it works! All in all, I agree with making a small bowl of cereal if cold turkey isn't going to work. Or, try a smoothie instead. I use water so the calorie count comes out pretty low. (I do add a tablespoon of organic peanut butter for protein and taste, plus you can buy packets of greens that add a little sweetness) I've also read that if you must eat before bed, have a high protein snack. Many fitness experts agree that cottage cheese is a great "bedtime" snack.

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Try eating apple and small (half serving) of Peanut butter.
For cereal habit, if you have to have it. Start adding it to your calories track for the day so you know where to make adjustments. Try eating one serving size of the cereal and with 1/2 cup of skim milk.



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I think like you, I need to snack and I need volume. Popcorn, turkey pepperoni ice pops always looking for suggestions. Will try frozen grapes thanks.

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With my day I leave the house about 10:30am and get home about 11pm... it's so hard not to go right to the snacks... but I know it's a comfort thing and I'm working hard at it emoticon

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I'd recommend not trying to quit snacking "cold turkey." Especially if you are someone prone to binge eating if you deprive yourself. Some people hold out, and then eventually lose the willpower to keep from snacking and will just go on an eating frenzy when they finally do give in. The other problem is that if you have a particular craving, you may keep snacking on other things which don't satisfy you at all - and then end up consuming more calories than you had intended.

What I would recommend is snacking smarter. Buy two boxes of cereal (I recommend Special K with Protein and Fiber One) and give yourself a half serving of each. In order to "fill" the bowl, mix in berries, banana, or both. If berries aren't in season, grab a bag of frozen blueberries, and mix them in as is. I also recommend trying coconut milk, or 1-2% regular milk so that in addition to protein and fiber (from the two cereals) you are also getting a bit of fat.

You can do this and keep it between 200-300 calories, which isn't a calorie buster for a snack. Just make sure the cereals aren't empty, sugary calories; you want them to have fiber, protein, or ideally - both. (Which is why I recommend mixing high fiber and high protein cereals).



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I get more than 1/2 my daily calories from snacking... I'm a grazer. "Meals" tend to be about 250 calories. And frankly, I like volume. And I like to eat while I read or watch tv (weight loss no-nos since you can devour an entire bag of chips during a sit com!)
Tricks that work for me:
- Popcorn rather than chips/pretzels. A whole bag of Smartpop popcorn is 260 calories.
- Sliced apple with peanut butter. This takes me forever to eat, is about 300 calories, and has a nice kick of protein.
- ok... this one is weird, but I'm OBSESSED right now with roasted, spicy cauliflower. I love spicy, salty food. Love. Cut some cauliflower pieces, spray with a non-stick spray, and sprinkle with spices of your choice (I get a little heavy handed with the cayenne pepper). Cook in 425 degree oven for 20 minutes. Delicious. Seriously.
-for a huge Sweet treat, I'll get a sugar-free pudding cup (60 calories). Put it in a bowl. Crush up a bag of 100 calorie cookies (snackwells), and top with fat free rediwhip. Yumm-O! (but this is a treat that I reserve for days that I have met all my nutritional requirements)
-Frozen grapes are delicious, meet my craving for ice cream, and take a long time to eat.

So.... apparently I have no helpful advice for avoiding snacking, just tips for how to do it without intaking too many calories. emoticon

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YES! This is my problem as well. I can eat well all through out the day and even for dinner but RIGHT before I go to bed like after my shower and I've turned everything down and right when I touch the bed I'm back up 5 mins later in the kitchen to get some cereal. I don't eat my cereal with milk so I just put it in a plastic baggie and munch on it then I go to bed! It's a horrible habit. I'm beginning to think there's something in my diet that's not satisfying me like I need more filling foods or something (salad is not cutting it!)

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My roommate loves her night-time cereal too. But I've noticed, the bigger the bowl, the more she'll eat of her cereal. Regardless of which bowl she uses, she fills it full. But if she uses the smaller bowl, she won't go back for more. If you want your heaping bowl of cereal, try a smaller bowl? I like to put my treats like cereal, chips, or party mix into rice bowls, because they look a lot fuller in such a small bowl.

My to go to snack is popcorn, but I also keep fudge pops (40 cals for one chocolaty frozen desert) in the freezer for the ice cream cravings.



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I love spreading a wedge of laughing cow cheese on a few stalks of crunchy celery
Or celery (instead of chips) and cottage cheese or salsa as a dip



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My favorite snack is a fresh apple. I can buy a whole bag of them for a few dollars and have them in the fridge whenever I need a snack. What are the calories in an apple? Like about 100 calories, I think. And they have fiber and vitamins. YUM !

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I also love a big bowl of cereal at night and still indulge in it on occasion but I have used a couple techniques to keep the portion size down. Number one is I use a small bowl, so a cup of cheerios completely fills it. Then I put fruit in it. Sometimes half a small banana or chunks of strawberry or blueberries. The fruit makes it feel more substantial, especially the banana, and I'm still only at a couple hundred calories including the milk.

The other technique I use sometimes is eating dinner late. I got to bed around 10:30-11:00 every night and if I eat dinner at 8:00 instead of 6:00 when I get home from work I am completely full until bedtime. If I'm hungry early I'll have my portioned bowl of cereal at 6:00 and it's easier to not overdo it knowing I'm going to eat dinner in just a couple hours.

Hope this helps :)



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Something I did was make a very large veggie tray to put in the fridge. It's placed in a way that's it's the first thing I see when I open the door. Also, I consider fruits and veggies my "snacks". They make me feel refreshed and hydrated. All the crackers and other crunchy-munchy snacks in the house (even if they are healthy!) I consider "treats". I love my veggies with a yummy dip. :)



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My biggest problem is dining out. i love going out to dinner and i don't think it will change but if i can order healthier and eat smaller portions this hopefully will help.



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WOW!!! Reading this thread about yummy healthy snacks is really making me hungry!! lol!! But it happens a lot when I am interested in a topic about different kinds of food on Sparkpeople.



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emoticon I make my own hummus. I use 1 can of chick peas,pinch of salt, 1 lemon juiced,chopped flat leaf parsley. Instead of olive oil,I use the chick pea juice enough to make the consistency I desire. Throw all into the food processor and I leave a few chuncks of peas instead of full puree.It is delicious and satifying on celery or baby carrotts. I also get snack attacks in the evening and visualize the kitchen closed with a padlock and this usually works!

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My schedule is simliar to yours .. I get off wrk at 7;30 and sometime make it home before 8, and I hate eating so late..

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When I get a snack attack for something really unhealthy, I close my eyes and visualize that food covered in something really repulsive.
At the same time I squeeze my thumb and middle finger together as hard as I can. (mind-body connection, I haven't done the research)
It is usually bugs or barber shop floor hair or vomit. (poof- craving goes away!)
I have a self programed que for myself when I want to trigger craving control.





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Hi, I make mine in a small processor, I use a can of chickpeans,drained. A bit of parsley,pinch of cummin,pinch of sea salt,some fresh sqeezed lemon, olive oil, and blend. Soo yummy. I havent made it with Indian Tahini yet, but I will try soon. You can also do a bit of cliantro instead of parsley. U tube some videos, and enjoy this healthy snack. The ones at store are so good, but the thing is to make your own. That way You know what is in your food. Have fun & happy snacking:]

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@ Bandomom1, I like Hummus but how do you make your own I'd love the resipe

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My problem is my long day... between my long bus ride to and from work and my work day itself, I'm out for over 12 hours each work day. When I get home, I want to snack, not because I'm hungry but because I want comfort and I'm tired.... working hard on not eating when I get home or overeating on my days off... this is my challenge! emoticon

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I find that I get more snack attacks when I am watching TV at night. Distraction or waiting it out helps .... Also drinking water or herbal tea. Right now I am distracting myself by posting this message.Then I will have a cup of tea.

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I like Trader Joe's Powerberries. I've learned to eat about 15 delectable nuggets paired with some almonds and they make for a nice shot of sweet, chocolate and crunch all at the same time!

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My downfall I need to limit myself to one snack in the evening....will look at protein in the evening to feel more full

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Try microwave popcorn in the place of the cereal. If you crave sweet and salty, try a kettlecorn flavor (I like Healthy Pop, with less calories).
I usually need a crunchy snack too. So I keep pumpkin seeds, rice cakes, carrots, and cucumbers on hand with light ranch.

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sparkpeople recipes has some really good snack ideas and the cookie recipes that is has are really good, I have tried several myself one that my family liked was the breakfast cookie. and you can keep them on hand so when you feel like a cookie you have a healthy one.



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