I used to be on NutriSystems until it became too expensive for me. I do still follow their way of eating, however. It helps to have 2 small, healthy snacks per day inbetween lunch and dinner. A piece of fruit and a healthy protein, like low fat string cheese. I am never hungry and can still lose weight. Portion control needs to be part of this also and fill 1/2 your plate with veggies, 1/4 with lean protein and 1/4 healthy carb.
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Snacks are am important part of a Healthy Diet and Exercise Program. They provide you with the energy needed to support you bodies need throughout the day.
It's not only important to find snacks you like but to find a wide arrainge of calorie ranges.
I have 35, 40, 65, 70, 100, 110, 125, and 140 calorie snacks that I eat on a routine basis. This enables me to mix and match snacks based upon my over all caloric needs and it allows for a lot of variety.
I find it very satisfying that at the end of a day where I've eaten to the upper end of my caloric range that I can have a 35 and 40 calorie snack on hand as it satisfies my needs on a physical and phsychological level. Diversify your snacks and enjoy.
I am always hungry because I am used to overeating. When I was doing Jenny Craig my consultant asked what would happen if I was hungry. She reminded me that I am not starving to death, and I will still be able to eat my next snack or meal. Being hungry won't kill me, or even cause any long term problems. It's okay if I'm hungry sometimes, meeting my goal is more important!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.