Suggestions for healthy snacking

Neurocrine atin|ay2
Aug 18 416 Comments

What do you eat in between meals? I carry a chobani Greek yogurt and a fruit with me to eat around 3pm, but the yogurt isn't really healthy, is it? It contains sugar and eating everyday doesn't look like a great option.

I go to the gym around 7pm, so I am usually hungry between 3pm and 7pm and crave a meal during that time. Suggestions for something filling and healthy?

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  • Microsoft tincans
    Fruit doesn't seem healthy. On the other hand, plain non fat Greek yogurt is a good snack. 15g protein and only 6 carbs.
    Aug 18 20
    • Microsoft coconutt
      That can happen with veggies too. Eat mainly potatoes, corn, green peas and celery, and you got yourself a terrible diet. Or people that substitute meat with eggplant and think they can just cook like always, that stuff soaks up all fat and oil you throw at it.
      Bottom line, eating healthy is more than just swapping ingredients.
      Aug 19
    • Clover Health AsQd52
      Healthy is rarely judgeable in terms of a single item. It is much more about the context of your diet. Regular, medium sized portions of fruit can definitely be part of any average healthy diet. I wouldn't call it "unhealthy" which I reserve for foods which can only be part of a healthy diet on a low cadence.
      Aug 19
    • Microsoft Anankaie
      The thing about snacks high in sugar calories vs others (assuming equal calories / other factors) is that you will get hungry again faster. In addition, having sugar available for larger proportion of time reduces efficiency of sugar uptake over time.

      When I was trying to cut carbs some losing weight I was recommended broccoli / other low sugar/starch, high fiber veggies. Not as tasty / filling, but it will reduce your overall hunger./ net consumption over time.

      The other thing you can do is eat more times per day but consume smaller meals.
      Aug 19
    • Amazon / Data
      on9

      Amazon Data

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      on9more
      GI doesn't mean much when it's fructose and not sucrose(sugar - glucose + fructose). Fructose is processed by the liver.
      Aug 19
    • Quantcast ponburik
      Oh my god! Can’t believe people who eat processed yogurt consider fruit “unhealthy”.

      Fyi fructose is only harmful in large amounts, and it’s difficult to get excessive amounts of fructose from fruit.

      Eating whole fruit, it is almost impossible to consume enough fructose to cause harm.

      Fruits are loaded with fiber, water and have significant chewing resistance.

      For this reason, most fruits (like apples) take a while to eat and digest, meaning that the fructose hits the liver slowly.

      Fruits Contain Lots of Fiber, Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants

      Of course, fruits are more than just watery bags of fructose.

      There are lots of nutrients in them that are important for health. This includes fiber, vitamins and minerals, as well as a plethora of antioxidants and other plant compounds.

      Fiber, especially soluble fiber, has many benefits, including reduced cholesterol levels, slowed absorption of carbs and increased satiety. Plus, studies have shown that soluble fiber can help you lose weight.
      Aug 21
  • Microsoft goddamnit
    Snickers. It really satisfies.
    Aug 18 5
    • Neurocrine atin|ay2
      OP
      When was the last time you were posted a valuable comment?
      Aug 18
    • Microsoft goddamnit
      It has a couple likes, so I guess it was valuable to someone.
      Aug 18
    • Microsoft vCuU53
      😂
      Aug 19
    • Microsoft coconutt
      It's packed with peanuts
      Aug 19
    • ADP / Mgmt
      Runner131

      ADP Mgmt

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      I call myself "Damage Control" as I turnaround poor performance of others and get results.
      Runner131more
      You can tell who really NEEDS the snickers in this one. You're not you when you're hungry brah
      Aug 19
  • Amazon / Eng SmkWdEvyDy
    Sugar isn't going to kill you.

    Greek yogurt is high protein and filling for relatively low calories.

    Fruit also has sugar, but also lots of fiber and micronutrients.
    Aug 18 9
    • Amazon / Eng SmkWdEvyDy
      Sugar plays a role in that it is calorie dense and not particularly filling. That said, you can lose weight eating nothing but cake, and you can gain weight eating boiled chicken breast, spinach, and broccoli.

      In the end, weight all comes down to calories. That's it.

      Read this
      https://thefitness.wiki/weight-loss-101/

      Again though, this isn't speaking to overall health. The makeup of your diet does affect your overall health and is important. But if you're eating too much, it doesn't matter how "healthy" it is. You won't lose weight.
      Aug 18
    • Neurocrine atin|ay2
      OP
      I understand the calorie aspect. But I am aiming at being healthy while cutting those extra pounds.
      Aug 18
    • Amazon / Eng SmkWdEvyDy
      Greek yogurt is not bad for you. It's high in protein and filling.

      Fruit can be overdone, especially more calorie dense fruits like bananas. But it's not bad for you. It has loads of fiber and micronutrients. Looking at just sugar content isn't seeing the whole picture.
      Aug 18
    • Neurocrine atin|ay2
      OP
      Ok then I'll get the plain unflavored greek yogurt like someone else suggested in another comment.
      Aug 18
    • Microsoft cbzz
      What were you having all this while OP? Flavored yoghurt is a fig leaf for dessert.
      Aug 19
  • Oracle djjdhbw
    Eat more at lunch and skip your afternoon snack
    Aug 18 6
    • Oracle djjdhbw
      How about an early dinner at 6? Having that late of a dinner is not good for you anyway
      Aug 18
    • Neurocrine atin|ay2
      OP
      When should I work out then?
      Aug 18
    • Tibco software / Eng !mlikoj!
      6:30AM
      Aug 18
    • Tibco software / Eng !mlikoj!
      Heavy breakfast, controlled lunch, healthy snack, light dinner. Repeat.
      Aug 18
    • Neurocrine atin|ay2
      OP
      That would require a lot of changes to my schedule, so I'll have to evaluate and change other aspects of my life accordingly. But I can look into that.

      Do you have a diet plan that I can follow (looking at something sustainable)?
      Aug 18
  • Microsoft duffcheer
    Don’t be scared of fat, be scared of fat-free!
    Aug 19 2
    • Neurocrine 🐀 race
      Can you explain?
      Aug 19
    • Microsoft duffcheer
      Fat free products usually have huge amounts of sugar added (cane syrup or fructose) to improve the taste/sweetness.

      Fat has been demonized for years but sugar is the real problem.
      Aug 19
  • Organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher pusssy. Sprinkle some mixed nuts and you're Gucci.
    Aug 20 12
    • Oh I think you're handling yourself just fine 🍆👊💦
      Aug 20
    • Apple / Design 1ch1bun
      mom... can u pick me up? things are getting weird here
      Aug 20
    • Infor / Consultant inbidnit
      Amazon needs some assistance. He should stand on the sidelines and watch for this round.

      It's kosher, which means it's blessed and of a higher order. Respect.
      Aug 20
    • Amazon / Eng SmkWdEvyDy
      I think Amazon got this. Thanks for the support though
      Aug 20
    • Lockheed Martin / R&D Schz3
      Get a room, you two., sheesh
      Aug 21
  • Facebook CbYE53
    I balance my diet between Ghirardelli and Lindt
    Aug 19 1
    • ADP / Mgmt
      Runner131

      ADP Mgmt

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      I call myself "Damage Control" as I turnaround poor performance of others and get results.
      Runner131more
      No Dove love?
      Aug 19
  • New / Eng DBpY62
    Half of mdma
    Aug 20 0
  • IBM
    0xc0ff33

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    All kinds of interesting stuff not shared on an anonymous service
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    Pork rinds and beer
    Aug 19 0
  • Symantec Engineеr
    Water and nuts.
    Nuts are so good that you can start to skip some of your meals soon.
    Aug 19 2
    • Medallia theloop2.0
      Especially deez.
      Aug 19
    • GoodRx AlCzervik
      Read your company name as Metallica.
      Aug 19
  • Apple svcsgneyj
    Healthy snacking is NOT to snack, if you craving for snack you are not eating your meals right and ur sugar levels are erratic spiking up and down, every time u eat ur insulin level spikes up which is not good if u r looking to reduce weight or be fit.
    Aug 19 1
    • Lockheed Martin / R&D Schz3
      I eat small amounts of food continuously throughout the day when possible.
      Aug 21
  • Facebook UHvC04
    30oz of coffee in the morning when I wake up, 1 sausage link for breakfast and half-cup of eggs, Normal lunch focused on greens and beef, followed by light dinner of soup and maybe another coffee.
    Aug 24 5
    • Microsoft Queasy
      Question was what for snacks!
      Aug 24
    • Apple i🍎
      Facebook’s giving away more data than what’s asked for 😂
      Aug 24
    • Microsoft tincans
      ^ 🤣🤣
      Aug 24
    • Facebook UHvC04
      ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
      Aug 24
    • Microsoft skippito2
      Who the hell measures eggs by the cup?
      Aug 27
  • Google / Eng
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    चाचा चौधरीmore
    Eat celery, and cucumbers. You're welcome 😘
    Aug 18 3
    • Intel holiday
      Thankful that you spelt "you're" correctly.
      Aug 19
    • Pure Storage LQHE07
      He also used the Oxford comma because his brain works faster than a computer as evident by his name.
      Aug 19
    • Microsoft odnid
      Chacha chaudhary where is sabu?
      Aug 19
  • Verisk Analytics pinkfloyd🎸
    Baby carrots with/without dip
    Dried fruit (dates my fav)
    Nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachio atleast four times a week)
    Berries
    Juicing (, *not smoothies, only if feasible ofcourse or If you have juice bar at work. Works like a charm for me)
    Dark chocolate (strictly once a week)
    Seeds (chia/flax/ sunflower/pumpkin; preferably not salted)
    Oatmeal snack/ granola bar
    Fruits (for healthy skin)
    Hard boiled eggs/protein shake
    Aug 18 0
  • Booking.com oPzX6
    broccoli
    Aug 18 7
    • Amazon / Eng kirpalsdog
      🤭 so much angst against a vegetable
      Aug 19
    • Booking.com 🍆💦💁☝️
      🥦is yummy 😋
      Aug 19
    • Microsoft / Eng
      fWzt50

      Microsoft Eng

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      fWzt50more
      Broccoli isn't a vegetable. It's an atrocity.
      Aug 19
    • GE / Eng
      sDcxy3

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      sDcxy3more
      In the cut, I'm rollin' up my broccoli 🥦 💨
      Aug 19
    • MathWorks woohoo11
      Mmmmm
      Aug 19
  • Fox News / Eng
    HannityS

    Fox News Eng

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    15 YOE in Java, includes 8 YOE in Android.
    HannitySmore
    7:30 AM - 1 cup milk, (boiled, lactose free is up to you)
    10:00 AM - 1 small fruit cup / 2 boiled eggs.
    1:00 PM - salad for lunch
    4:00 PM - Whey Protein shake.
    5:30 PM - workout with weights (get a trainer and get a plan), no cardio.
    7:30 PM - Whey Protein shake.
    9:30 PM - 1 cup curry for dinner, 1 cup home made curd or yogurt.

    Completely avoid complex carbs - edoes, beet, rice, wheat, beans, lentils, berry fruits etc.
    Simple carbs are allowed - carrots, potatoes, milk is crucial. Prefer sweeteners to sugars.

    Avoid alcohol intake.
    Dry nuts for munchies every once in a while - almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, but not too many at a time. Less than quarter of a handful only allowed.
    Breakup intake in this order - 50% unsaturated fats, 40% protein and 10% simple carbs.
    One a day multi-vitamins, and Omega-3 supplements.
    Follow the plan strictly and lose over 30 lb in 12 weeks.
    Aug 20 5
    • Taylor Farms azerty_
      This diet is for fat people till they lose enough weight.
      What brand whey protein do you take?
      Aug 20
    • Memorial Sloan tiddies
      lol telling people to avoid eating beets, beans, lentils and berries, while telling them to drink milk/whey and eat eggs 🤦‍♂️
      Aug 20
    • Fox News: fake news
      Aug 20
    • Veritas thetruthin
      This plan is total shit. Eating at 9.30 pm means no bed time at least till 12am.
      Do not touch food after 6pm
      Aug 20
    • Microsoft bro grammr
      I don’t care what fad diets say about carbs. Legumes are one of the best things you can eat, full stop.
      Aug 21
  • Concur / Eng Dr. Monkey
    Try smoking cigarettes. They'll reduce your appetite.
    Aug 19 0
  • New / Eng mathmuch
    Khakhra bc!
    Aug 19 1
    • Microsoft tincans
      Jalebi fafda to go with it
      Aug 19
  • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng go$&3n?
    Black coffee with butter or coconut oil. Kills hunger but satisfies
    Aug 18 1
  • Microsoft WedNesDay.
    Wow, so much misinformation on fruit ITT. What made you all hate fruit so much? Seriously, do a little research. There are real studies showing actual benefits of fruit. Unless you’re downing an entire bunch of bananas, you’re really in no danger of negative affects of fruit.

    (Now the juice part is right on the money. Avoid it.)

    I used nuts as my healthy and filling snack, but I have to be very regimented in measuring out a proper portion or I’ll just go nuts (intended) and gorge myself and eat far too many calories. But when measured out well, combined with tracking my calories and walking during lunch, I lost 15 lbs.
    Aug 19 6
    • Intuit t8n1xm
      You mean whole fruit. Squeezed or juiced fruits — say, orange juice — lose the bulk the nutritional benefits. The fiber!
      Aug 19
    • Google test@
      Yep, just chop them all up, put in a box and snack in the evening. No juicing! Again, IANAD but my father is a dietician and he had an excellent laugh at the thought of normal people (not athletes or with medical needs) think that eating fruit can be unhealthy.
      Aug 19
    • Intuit t8n1xm
      It’s a loaded statement. When you say “fruits are unhealthy” do you mean juiced or whole? It’s highly contextual

      It’s sounds funny but really just ignorant to say that without qualifying how the fruit is prepared
      Aug 19
    • Google test@
      Eat raw fruit! I mentioned in my previous answer to chop them up (so choo raw fruits). Juicing removes the fiber which is important and plays a vital role in "filling" you. It is the fiber that ensures you can't have too much fruit.
      Aug 19
    • Microsoft WedNesDay.
      Whole fruits. People above are saying how bad the whole fruits are, which is just ignorant.
      Aug 20

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