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DETERMINED369's Photo DETERMINED369 Posts: 428
8/26/18 7:04 A

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Thanks for sharing your insight!


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8/25/18 9:15 P

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Well, I tend to eat to my hunger, so if I am not at the minimum that I had planned it is because I just wasn't that hungry earlier in the day. If I do find myself more hungry in the evening, then I most often will choose to eat the meal or snack that I had planned for earlier, but wasn't hungry for at the time.

I plan my base meals and snacks for each day with the intent of getting in at least my minimum of vitamins and minerals and protein and fibre, so any time that I've skipped or eaten less than planned and then found myself hungry later, I'll check to see if there are any nutrients that I need first --- and then I check my mood to see what food choice I want that will meet those needs, while still being reasonably light for late in the day.

Your choice of oatmeal sounds like a possibility to me for a day that I'm lower on carbs, but I'd likely mix it with milk or plain Greek yogurt (for the protein) and nut butter and nuts (for the fats) and some fresh or baked fruit (for the fibre and nutrients and sweetness). Some common "I'm hungry" snacks for me are things like a bowl of stew or soup (lots of veggies and protein), an open-faced sandwich with a side of either veggies or fruit, a homemade muffin or bread pudding that is high in fibre and protein and nutrients, or a serving of plain Greek yogurt mixed with nut butter and nuts and baked apples or pears. Another common option for me is some sliced meat and hard-boiled eggs with sliced cheeses and some pickled asparagus and beets and dill pickles.

While all of the above might sound to be at least TRYING to seem "health focused", my PLANNED evening snacks aren't necessarily in the same vein ;) If I have eaten to plan all day, then my nutrient needs will have already been more than met, so I feel free to indulge in not-so-healthy options such as 100g of icecream, or a frozen yogurt bar, or a homemade dessert that fits both my hunger and my caloric needs for the day.

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DETERMINED369's Photo DETERMINED369 Posts: 428
8/25/18 8:39 P

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What do you eat in the evening when you haven't met your minimum goal for the day? Today I had a bowl of oatmeal with a little butter and pure maple syrup.

Ginger

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