Light weight smoothie-two ice cubes, four frozen strawberries, 1/4 cup frozen raspberries, 4 TBSP plain yogurt, 1/4 cup orange juice, one banana, 1/8 cup dark chocolate. You get fruit, calcium, antioxidants, and it tastes fantastic!!!!
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I sit behind the computer all day, in order to keep myself from snacking without thought, I limit my snacks to 2. I pack them with my lunch and eat them at specific times in order to keep it under control and not consume too many empty calories. When the snacks are gone, they're gone!
Good snacks = protein bars, fruit, turkey jerky, and nuts
If you have a late-night snacking problem, like I do, try this: Early in the day, plan a late-night snack you can look forward to, that will fit into your daily calorie plan but taste great too. Tell yourself that if you waste your budgeted calories too soon on other nighttime snacks, you have to skip it. Knowing that there's a good snack waiting for you later on will prevent you from eating a bunch of other snacks that aren't worth the calories.
My secret to better snacking is I have a ready supply of almonds on my desk so when I am hungry I can snack on the almonds. They fill me up and I am not as hungry so I snack less. Plus it is a great source of the good fats and protein.
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