Health Snacks Ideas

Coley_Cole77
on 3/7/18 7:15 pm - Union, NJ
VSG on 01/11/18

Hello Everyone,

i need some some help with healthy snack ideas! What type of health snacks do you eat or have around the house! I get hungry every 2-3 hours and have nothing around the house! I will be 8 weeks out of surgery tomorrow and have no restrictions anymore! Help Help Help

gahrahstah
on 3/7/18 8:19 pm

Easy and most filling for me is chicken and/or light cheese. Sometimes I eat them plain, and sometimes use cucumber slices or lettuce to make sandwiches or wraps to dip in mustard or Bolthouse dressing. I cook several chicken breasts at once so it's ready when I am. ?

mershmellow
on 3/7/18 8:33 pm
VSG on 01/12/17

Greek yogurt. I use plain, greek yogurt and flavor it with some sugar free drink syrup. Cottage cheese, beef jerky, cheese (I like babybel mini cheese wheels)

Cecily C.
on 3/7/18 9:53 pm - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

My rules said no snacks that early out. But when I was allowed to have a snack, usually it was a piece of string cheese or beef jerky.

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 154.4

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics (LBL, medial thigh lift, fat transfer to rear) 5/08/18

mmsmom
on 3/8/18 4:23 am - Woburn, MA
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you can bake turkey pepperoni and make crisps out of them, any kind of cheese, yogurt, a hard boiled egg, parmesan crisps (you can buy these), a cup of tea sometimes does it for me -recently enlightened to bigelow vanilla chai - I'm obsessed, lol

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Gwen M.
on 3/8/18 4:45 am
VSG on 03/13/14

My plan is pretty strict about 3 meals a day with no snack. Hunger is not an emergency or something that has to be catered to.

I think that your best bet would be to split the meals you're already eating in half. So if you're eating 3 meals that are 4 ounces each now, change to 6 meals that are 2 ounces each.

Other than that, good "snacks" can be things like hard boiled eggs, cheese, jerky (depending on the jerky), yogurt (depending on the yogurt), protein shake, protein bar, a properly measured portion of almonds, a tuna pouch, some deli meat.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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Coley_Cole77
on 3/8/18 4:36 pm - Union, NJ
VSG on 01/11/18

Thank You for the help

Mahonia R.
on 3/8/18 10:25 am, edited 3/8/18 2:26 am
VSG on 03/28/17

Other snacks not mentioned: Toasted Nori, pork rinds, chia pudding, eggs cooked any way, raw veggies (green beans, bell peppers, and cucumbers are my favorite), edamame, sauerkraut, and deli turkey.

That said, Gwen is right on. Hunger does not need to be listened to, just tell it to shut up and wait for a mealtime. Then keep yourself busy and distracted.

Height: 5'5" Pre-op 14 M1 23 M2 11 M3 13 M4 + M5 17 M6 9 M7 5 M8 3 M9 3

Below Goal and 101 pounds lost, then 7-10 pounds regained and now losing again.

Coley_Cole77
on 3/8/18 4:35 pm - Union, NJ
VSG on 01/11/18

Thanks some of these things I didn't think I could have thanks again

Gwen M.
on 3/8/18 5:39 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Every plan is different, so you might NOT be able to have some of those things.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

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