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I Need Healthy Snacks

prayerfulprincess

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I need great ideas for healthy snacks.

 

Not until I started Jenny Craig did I realize that while I am studying, I have this tremendous urge to snack. Since I am usually busy working during the day, it really doesn't affect me until I am home in the evening and doing my homework. Sometimes I am so focused on my homework that I forget to eat my evening snack. However, I always take the last week of the semester off to focus on my research paper and a final exam. So for today and the following eight days, I will be home engrossed in my homework and dealing with the urge to snack. I don't want to snack on carrots and celery, but something more satisfying to the palette Any yummy ideas will be greatly appreciated. If I find time, I will search the boards for some suggestions.

 

God Bless!

Princess



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missbumble

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I would plan a Beachbody or free youtube video as a break from studying.... as opposed to more chewing. Plan your meals/snacks so you don't have too many hours between meals.. rather than more snacks.. What else can you do? 

 

Cize is a great Beachbody program... if you have Oui - break it up with OUI Dance or something. A lot of youtube videos are 10 minutes of arms or something... Take a walk around the block. 

 

ANd of course, add Jenny approved snacks... I'm just trying to help you change up the behavior a bit.. and look for other ways to break up the studying/writing

 

 

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prayerfulprincess

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MissBumble:

 

I have a Wii, many Walk off the Pounds videos, but I just don't have the time right now. I do take a 20-minute break at work to walk, but when it comes to my studies, I just can't afford that break. I am heading down towards the finish line. I will be completely done with school on Friday 24 August. After this time I am going to drastically step up my aerobic activity. If I plateau before then, I am going to step up my walking to a 30-minute walk. Right now I am a bit worried about my reaction to this entire week off with no work. But then again, I have nothing to snack on here but pecans and raisins, but I am going to stick to my JC snacks and only them when scheduled. I cleared my house of unhealthy foods prior to starting down the road of weight loss. So perhaps I am OK.

 

Thanks for your input and God bless.

Princess

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missbumble

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Ok so some healthy options.. Buy celery and have it cup up and available. I also take green beans and airfry them - or just put on a cookie sheet in oven for say 30 minutes. Yum!!! Tee is always good with stevia... and lemon. Or even just hot lemon water (1/2 lemon in a cup of hot water - with a little stevia... 

 

Always have water on hand. I do 64 ounce of cranwater (8 ounces fresh cran juice (JUst has cranberry - very tart) in 56 ounces of water and add a little stevia. Yes it's not legal but it help s if you sip it all day, 

 

My favorite legal snack if it's on your plan is the anytime bar. I take the chocolate cookie dough one and freeze it. 

 

Sugar free popsicle... 

 

You got htis!

 

 

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prayerfulprincess

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13 hours ago, missbumble said:

Ok so some healthy options.. Buy celery and have it cup up and available. I also take green beans and airfry them - or just put on a cookie sheet in oven for say 30 minutes. Yum!!! Tee is always good with stevia... and lemon. Or even just hot lemon water (1/2 lemon in a cup of hot water - with a little stevia... 

 

Always have water on hand. I do 64 ounce of cranwater (8 ounces fresh cran juice (JUst has cranberry - very tart) in 56 ounces of water and add a little stevia. Yes it's not legal but it help s if you sip it all day, 

 

My favorite legal snack if it's on your plan is the anytime bar. I take the chocolate cookie dough one and freeze it. 

 

Sugar free popsicle... 

 

You got htis!

 

 

MissBumble:

 

Thanks again for your input. Now SF popsicles I can definitely deal with. I started out eating the Chocolat Cookie Dough Anytime Bars but lost interest in them. They no longer appealed to my palette. However, after reading your post I took one and threw it in the freezer for my 10 AM snack.

 

I have an air fryer and absolutely love it. After microwaving my Fish & Chips, I took the contents and threw it in my air fryer to get both the fish and the potatoes a bit of a crisp. They came out perfect.

 

God Bless!

Princess

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Mary Grace Bucad

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I think an healthy snack option when you're studying are nuts.Aside from them being brain food, they are also packed with lots of good stuff. 

Smoothies are also good, throw in frozen bananas and strawberries to a blender, divine!

There's also this drink that I am trying out these days. They make me feel lighter, especially when studying, they kinda keep me alert and awake.

I'd definitely recommend you to tr it.

https://bit.ly/2IuquZB

 

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prayerfulprincess

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@Mary Grace Bucad Thank you so very much for your input. I think I will try snacking on nuts. Fortunately, the last several days of intense studying did not result in a lot of snacking. I have two days to relax before two more classes start on Monday. I will keep in mind that snacking on nuts could be a good alternative. I do have some pecans handy and will shop for others. How does the red tea taste? What has a similar taste? I don't really like drinking or eating anything hot during the summer months and have instructed my JCC that I will not be eating soup or oatmeal for the next several months. That being said,  I have made iced tea with my Keurig by just putting ice in my cup. Does this tea taste well as a cold beverage?

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