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6/2/14 3:43 P

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Good idea!! Thank you Russell! :)



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6/2/14 9:11 A

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If you pre-plan your day, instead of writing it down as you go, it will be a lot easier. Then you can plan a snack late in the evening to prevent hunger, as well as get 100 % of your calories, macros, and nutrients.

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6/2/14 9:06 A

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I like your idea of veggies and hummus.
Keeping your snack to about 100-150 calories is a good idea.
Other good options since you are hungry could be:
cottage cheese and fruit
oatmeal made with milk
1/2 a turkey sandwich
greek yogurt and fruit
low fat cheese and whole wheat crackers
a sugar free meal replacement shake like carnation breakfast shake, glucerna, etc.
a high fiber, low calorie breakfast bar and 1/2 cup skim milk

Becky



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6/2/14 8:58 A

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Hi Becky,

Ok, I will make my nutrition tracker public. Thank you for the advise.

Looking at my tracker, I see that I did have more calories, fat and protein that I could've used. I grabbed a little hummus and carrots before bed. I will try not to wait as long tonight. I don't like eating right before I lay down for the night.

Here is my nutrition info:
CALORIES CARBS FAT PROTEIN
Totals: 1,355 170 49 60
Your Daily Goal: 1,200 - 1,550 135 - 252 27 - 60 60 - 136
Remaining Today: 0 - 195 0 - 82 0 - 11 0 - 76

Any good ideas for snacks?

Thank you for your support!!



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6/2/14 8:53 A

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Great tips!! Thank you for your reply. I will try that Nirerin. :)



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DIETITIANBECKY's Photo DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,552
6/2/14 8:45 A

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WELCOME!
I see that you have been with SP for about 2 days.

What is your calorie range?
What is your daily calorie intake?
What is your protein intake?

Many members will budget about 150 calories to use as an evening snack.
If you make your nutrition tracker public, we may be able to give more helpful tips. Let me know if you need the steps to do this.

Becky
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6/2/14 7:17 A

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if you have any room left at the top of your ranges, plan a snack in there for when you are hungry. and don't grab for the chips, think of apples and peanut butter, hummus and vegetables or cheese with chicken or fruit.
if you don't have any room left at the top of your ranges, make some. cut back the portion size on some of your highest calorie items earlier in the day and that should free up enough room for a snack later.
if you're worried about getting enough volume in your meals, use more veggies. most are under 50 cals for a cup. if you replace a higher cal item like pasta or rice with a lower cal item like vegetables you can get the same or greater volume of food for fewer calories. in other words, if you are eating one cup of pasta for dinner and replaced a half cup of pasta with a cup of vegetables then you would get a half cup more food for 50 fewer calories.

-google first. ask questions later.

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6/1/14 10:49 P

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Hi all,

I am sticking to the diet plan, within the calorie count, but feel hungry in the evenings. Any tips?



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