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texasgirl 06-03-2005 01:22 PM

Best diet snacks
What are the best things that I can use to snack on??
I will explain more later, but, I'm in a race about the weight loss with my nephew in law. I'm on my way to the grocery store. Any advice would be appreciated.


pdswife 06-03-2005 01:29 PM

Carrots... cherry tomatoes... lots of water.... celery....

My wonderful hubby got on the internet this morning and according to which ever site he was on, he's decided I'm 15 pounds short of being OBESE. So.. I'm racing right along side of you ( at least for today, I'm NOT good at dieting lol)

IcyMist 06-03-2005 01:29 PM

The most important thing to remember when you are dieting is to eat 6 small meals instead of 3 larger ones. The obvious veggies and fruits are things to buy. Things that you can get that are either fat free or just a percentage of fat. Stay away from sugar. Buy splenda or another sweetener candy, for sweets but make sure you don't eat a lot of it because most have more fat to make up for the lack of sugar. I love pig skins, they are salty, nice and crunchy and don't have a lot of calories.

If I had more time I would elaborate, but time for me to go home for the day!!! YIPPEE ITS FRIDAY!!!!!!!

kyles 06-03-2005 02:57 PM

I'd love to do the six meal a day thing, but it just isn't possible with my schedule! I snack on apples, they are so filling and there are so many varieties, fresh berries (frozen ones are great when it's hot), occasionally rice cakes, but being high GI they can make your blood sugar peak, and you feel hungry again quite quickly. Veggies are great, I love cucumber with low fat cucumber yoghurt dressing. I can't see pig skins fitting into my diet, they are high in saturated fat and cholesterol.

IcyMist 06-03-2005 03:04 PM

The pig skins I eat saturated fat is 1g and cholesterol is 10mg. Not sure if that is really a lot or not, but since I try and stay away from most fatty foods, this is my way of cheating without too much of a problem. Pig skins....yummy. :)

luvs 06-03-2005 03:32 PM

don't forget fat-free yogurt and cottage cheese, light bread spread with fat-free cream cheese, salads with fat-free dressing, and beans.

middie 06-03-2005 04:06 PM

someone told me to steer clear of carrots cause there's alot of sugar in them. is that true?

texasgirl 06-03-2005 04:08 PM

ok, I bought carrots, cottage cheese and pears{love the combo} salad mix, fat free yogurt and apples.

Our family reunion is July 22nd. I made a bet with my nieces husband because she is worried about the extra 50 lbs because of family diseases. She has tried to get him to do stuff with her, but, not working. So, I thought that if we both were doing this on a bet, then it would be incentive enough for us both to get off our butts and do something about our weight :o)
Whoever loses the most by the reunion, wins. If he wins, I buy him 18 holes of golf and if I win, the same $$ on smirnoff twisted watermelon and apple.
Hopefully, this will work for us both.
Thanks for your help!!!

Andy M. 06-03-2005 04:13 PM


Originally Posted by middie
someone told me to steer clear of carrots cause there's alot of sugar in them. is that true?

Carrots do have a lot of sugar FOR A VEGETABLE, but an average sized carrot only has about 30 calories.

I'd be careful with labeling. Just because something is fat free doesn't mean it's low in calories.

Caine 06-03-2005 04:29 PM

Almonds. Roasted or raw, plain or smoked, salt free if possible.

Yes, carrots are high in sugar, but you would have to eat an entire bushel to get a blood sugar spike, and then you'd have an additional problem because eating that many carrots can turn your skin orange.

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