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8/6/19 12:52 A

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I totally agree w/ @JUSTEATREALFOOD. -- The food industry has convinced us that we "need" snacks.
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Such a bunch of nonsense. I grew up healthy & active and we almost never had any food served between meals. We just didn't need it!

I'm trying to relearn that "habit". IMO not eating is far better than continually eating!

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8/2/19 3:53 P

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CLSPROV3125's Photo CLSPROV3125 Posts: 914
8/2/19 9:53 A

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Lots of great suggestions. My favorite is celery with peanut butter and a few raisins.

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8/1/19 3:40 A

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My favorite lately is Hard Boiled Eggs and mixed nuts. I also like the P3 protein packs but they are a little pricy.

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7/31/19 7:45 A

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Hard boiled eggs

Plain yogurt with ground chia (so filling!) and berries

Fresh veggies sticks dipped in guacamole

Have fun on your trip!!

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As an aside.

I’m not a snacker. In fact I think the advent of “snack foods” has helped drive overweight and obesity. And the eating small frequent meals myth isn’t helping.

While it is possible to snack on healthy foods, a lot of the stuff out there is just garbage.

If I’m hungry between meals it usually means I haven’t eaten enough at the last meal or the macros (protein, carb, fat ratios) were off.

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The idea is simple: whenever we eat food, our body has to burn calories in order to break the food down and absorb the nutrients. If we were constantly eating, then couldn’t our bodies constantly be burning calories? If we ate six meals a day, then technically we would burn twice as many calories as if we eat only three meals, right?

In reality, it is not quite this simple. The thermic effect of food (TEF) is the energy we expend to process, use, and store the nutrients in our meals. However, the temporary boost in our metabolic rates is directly proportional to how much and what types of foods we eat. So those six small meals slightly increase your metabolism six times over the course of the day, but three larger meals would provide three proportionally larger boosts. That means the same amount of calories have been burned at the end of the day.

A meta-analysis of studies on metabolism came to the same conclusion: There is no evidence supporting differences in metabolism or weight loss based on meal size and frequency.

However, in the grand scheme of things, relying on TEF to help us lose weight isn’t a very smart choice anyway, as it accounts for roughly 10 percent of all calories burned. If you find eating more frequent meals helps you avoid overeating and stay within your calorie budget, go for it – but it won’t magically make you burn calories faster.

Full article here - foodinsight.org/5-myths-about-your-metabol
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7/30/19 11:19 P

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Cucumbers slices dipped in hummus



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MARYJOANNA's Photo MARYJOANNA Posts: 12,708
7/29/19 3:19 P

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Rice Cakes, fruit or crackers



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7/28/19 5:16 A

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I find bananas, 1 boiled egg, blueberries, some nuts are all good snacks for me. The easier it is to grab and eat the more likely I am to eat them.



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7/23/19 10:27 A

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celery pieces and ranch dressing.

Right now is a great time to get started.

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celery pieces and ranch dressing.

Right now is a great time to get started.

Mountains are climbed, one step at a time.


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7/22/19 1:08 P

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Rice Cake and Baby Bel Cheese



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7/21/19 6:23 P

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Apple slices with peanut butter



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7/17/19 3:48 P

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Trail Mix, baby carrots, apples, etc



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7/15/19 6:01 P

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Homemade trail mixes, a couple of clementine's, a small bag of nuts, crackers, a banana or apple.

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7/15/19 5:47 P

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cut up apples with almond butter, sugar-free applesauce cups with some nuts on the side, string cheese and fruit or a sugar-free applesauce cup, cut up red pepper topped with homemade techina



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7/15/19 8:26 A

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If no refrigerator is available then hand fruits, nuts and jerkies are good options (on the latter go with one of the better brands that is just meat and spices)

If you can cool stuff then boiled eggs, cottage cheese, cut-up fruits and veggies (cukes, carrots, celery, broccoli, peppers, pea pods etc) with hummus, Greek yogurt, plenty of seltzer or herbal iced teas and maybe some fruit slices to go in it.

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7/14/19 1:55 P

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Rice Cakes, fruit and veges



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6/28/19 4:20 P

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Bananas, yoghurts, nuts, fruit pots

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Baby Carrots and hummus.



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6/22/19 5:12 A

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Rice Cakes and Wasa



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6/17/19 7:45 A

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apple and nuts



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6/17/19 6:24 A



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Fruit such as apples, pears, oranges - things that don't need refrigeration.

Nuts - pack them in serving size snap-lock bags or little containers.

Healthier choice protein nut bars

Dried fruit e.g. raisins in little boxes

UHT single serve milk or milk-alternative drinks (check that they aren't loaded with sugar)

If you have refrigeration or a good icebox that can hold a reasonable amount, try freezing drinks (water is good) and using that to help keep some food cool, such as hard boiled eggs, yoghurt and single-serve cheeses. My late hubby and I did that when we went on a brief break. We stayed in motels and used the little freezer box on the fridge to re-freeze the water. When my son started his tertiary life he lived in a room without a fridge for a little while. I have him an icebox and used 2Litre containers of frozen water to keep ham, hard boiled eggs, his milk, cheese, etc. cold. It worked really well for the few days he was away at a time, and then he was back home in the weekends.



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6/17/19 6:10 A

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Will you have refrigeration? If so, you can bring perishable items like yogurt, cheese, jerky, et cetera. You can do vegetables with hummus or quacamole.

If it's a road trip, you can pack them in a cooler with ice packs til you arrive at your destination. I had a road trip last fall that included a 5 hour drive plus an hour drive to a 5k that morning and my cooler was perfect the whole time. It stayed cool for 12 hours or so.

Things like apples, bananas, and oranges don't require refrigeration. Also check for a local grocery store and you can pick things up if need be,

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IMPROVEHABITS Posts: 245
6/17/19 1:13 A

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Hey everyone,
How is everyone doing? I have a question I am going on a small 3 day vacation coming this Friday June 21-23. I want to bring healthy portable snacks with me. I would like to know what kind of options I have.

Thank you everyone who posts.





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