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Old 06-24-20, 09:33 PM
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Please share your *Top Secret, most filling, lowest calorie snacks

I have been into my fitness and diet for a few years and have steadily lost about 30 pounds slowly, while still building a little muscle mass.

My goal has been to reduce body fat, nothing crazy, but Iíd like to get south of 14% Or so and Im pretty close but, as some of you know, the last bit of fat around the belly/sides can be tough. Especially when you work out and cycle and it drives your appetite.

I have a good diet thatís working as far as breakfast, lunch and dinner. Healthy amount of protein, carbs, and fat. And I eat an apple with peanut butter between lunch and dinner.

So, Iím looking for really low calorie snack ideas when cravings hit. I eat enough so Im not crazy starving but occasionally, I get a craving and want to eat something thatís not bread related to satisfy it.

I guess a small serving of fruit or veg is the obvious answer. But just curious if anybody has ideas for snacks less than 50 calories or so that can somewhat satisfy between meal cravings.
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Old 06-25-20, 12:24 AM
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Just eat less.

Sorry but it is that simple. And it isn't a good diet if you want to but can't lose more fat.
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Peanut butter - but from peanut butter powder like PBfit or PB2. 85% less fat than real peanut butter for same portion.

My wife (who does not need to lose weight) hates the taste and won't go near it. I don't mind the taste.

The other weight-loss benefit: you mix up a certain number of tablespoons of power with water and you have just one serving of peanut "butter" in front of you, vs. dipping a spoon in the jar and pretending each heaping spoon is really only one tablespoon...
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Old 06-25-20, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ZHVelo View Post
Just eat less.

Sorry but it is that simple. And it isn't a good diet if you want to but can't lose more fat.
Thanks, all is fine with the fitness, diet, and consistent body fat loss. In fact, I can probably eat a little more so....

Im just looking for some snack ideas ; )

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Plain Greek non-fat yogurt.
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Originally Posted by CyclingBK View Post
Thanks, all is fine with the fitness, diet, and consistent body fat loss. In fact, I can probably eat a little more so....

Im just looking for some snack ideas ; )
Ah, I misunderstood, apologies. I echo above - if I am hungry I add a little protein powder to Greek plain yogurt. Yummy and healthy.
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Old 06-25-20, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by ZHVelo View Post
Ah, I misunderstood, apologies. I echo above - if I am hungry I add a little protein powder to Greek plain yogurt. Yummy and healthy.
No worries and thanks. I have a Fage 2% for breakfast with fruit everyday and love the stuff.

Maybe Iíll replace the peanut butter with a Fage 0 or 2%. It would actually be less calories, more protein, and probably more filling.

Only concern was, will 2 yogurts a day bother my stomach? Iím not lactose intolerant.

Iíll give this a shot.
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Nonfat, unsweetened yogurt with blueberries or strawberries.

Or a quarter pound of baby carrots. By the time you finish chewing them, it'll be time for supper.
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No worries and thanks. I have a Fage 2% for breakfast with fruit everyday and love the stuff.

Maybe Iíll replace the peanut butter with a Fage 0 or 2%. It would actually be less calories, more protein, and probably more filling.

Only concern was, will 2 yogurts a day bother my stomach? Iím not lactose intolerant.

Iíll give this a shot.
​​​​​​Probably not, but you get extra credit for variety.
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Dill Pickles. I believe I've heard it takes more calories to digest them, than they have in them, so they actually have negative calories. And the salt will replenish your lost electrolytes due to sweating while cycling.
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Apples. I eat one or two every day for snacks. If I feel really hungry, I'll back that up with an oz. of walnuts and a glass of milk. I also like pickles, good snack.
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Romaine lettuce. Low Calorie, lots of nutrition density per Calorie eaten. I grew up liking lettuce though. I'll eat it without any salad dressing. Otherwise carrots and celery already washed and prepped in the fridge so it's ready when you are. Surprisingly most carrots at the grocery stores taste terrible. However Kroger's own brand of carrots, organic or not are pretty good. As are Green Giant branded fresh carrots if you can find them anywhere. Otherwise you just have to hunt.

Water melon is my favorite hot weather snack. Eat chilled slice right after your ride or any time you come in from the heat and it will cool you down quick. It has a lot of stuff that is good for you too. Otherwise, cantaloupe and honeydew melons. Fruit of any sort.

Hot tea seems to help control my appetite in the evenings. Black tea, green tea or whatever. On rare occasion a shot of bourbon or whiskey in it. I don't use sugar or sweetener. So if you have to sweeten it, I don't know if it will still help you not want other stuff. Might take a week or so before your body gets used to it and stops waking you up in the middle of the night to pee.

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Pickles! Too funny, we were indulging in a burger the other night and the thought occurred they could be a great snack. Thank you for reminding me.

And I appreciate all of the great, healthy suggestions.

Still wondering if someone has some sort of top-secret snack that tastes like a chocolate chip cookie but has like 12 calories 🤣
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Watermelon.
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Avoid snacking between meals. You need some self-discipline and you need to train your mind and body to resist the urge to snack between meals..There is nothing wrong with feeling a little hungry between meals, a little hunger won't kill you.
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Avoid snacking between meals. You need some self-discipline and you need to train your mind and body to resist the urge to snack between meals..There is nothing wrong with feeling a little hungry between meals, a little hunger won't kill you.
I donít mind a little hunger, used to it, but Ive been very disciplined while in a pretty good calorie deficit so I want to at least keep energy up and not get too distracted.

Plus, Iím strength training in addition to cycling. I alternate days. My cycling is light compared to you guys, 1.5 hours every other day but I try to go hard as I can with intervals cycling days.

iím not having a problem losing weight itís been coming off fine. And Iím close to where I want to be.

Iím going to add a little to my breakfast and lunch, think thatís an issue, Iím still too hungry coming into and after the 3pm snack.

But the low cal snack ideas are great. I need some diversity.

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Old 06-27-20, 02:23 AM
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Baby Carrots, Hard boiled eggs, ice water all work for me. Remember, it's not all about calories, but what kind of calories. Hi protein calories are not as bad as Fructose obviously.
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