Resisting the mid-morning unhealthy snack

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Posted: 17 Oct 2006, 07:02
While not technically a 'Special Dieting Situtation', I wanted to know if people who get their day started really early find that they end up having a sugary comfort food type snack around 10-11 o'clock. I usually have a piece of fruit in the afternoon but am not sure how to replace my cookie/danish fix mid-morning?

Looking for some ideas pleeeze Smile

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Posted: 17 Oct 2006, 07:40
Have you tried dried fruit, like apricots or apple slices or a low fat trail mix?


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Posted: 17 Oct 2006, 08:46
I had the same problem or should I say have the same problem but I no longer eat junk for morning tea. I got into the habit of eating almonds although I must admit it doesn't always satisfy me.


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Posted: 17 Oct 2006, 21:01
first thing i do is to drink a large glass of water and then i find that i forget about the craving and i usally make it to lunch
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Posted: 18 Oct 2006, 17:17
I always have a glass of water when I get up and another glass mid-morning. Once you get in the habit it's easy.

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Posted: 07 Jun 2012, 02:57
I try to avoid the sugar snacks. If I have one, I want more, as it wakes up the carb monster.
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Posted: 07 Jun 2012, 07:00
I have a fruit around 10-11 and then another fruit in the afternoon around 2-3. This helps keep me on track at work since I eat breakfast around 6:30AM. An apple is more filling than a carb-loaded sugar snack but it's most certainly a mind game!
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Posted: 07 Jun 2012, 07:41
What are you eating first thing in the morning? And how early are we talking about?

I get up at 5am. My typical breakfast is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (Crazy Richard's natural peanut butter, fiber rich Polaner jelly -- the sugary stuff will definitely sabotage your efforts) around 8:30 at my desk. I usually eat lunch around 1pm. I'm good until I get home at 5pm.

Fruit, of course, is a great choice if you need a little something to get through the day, but if you find yourself really hungry that consistently, it would seem that your breakfast is not substantial enough to get you through the morning.


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Posted: 07 Jun 2012, 08:34
BlueWaterBottle is right in this respect: You need protein to start your day. Breakfast cereal is carb, and runs out about 10:00 AM, leaving you, (or ME, anyway)feeling hypoglycemic. Protein breakfast prevents that.
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Posted: 07 Jun 2012, 09:01
Yep, I'm on Team Protein. Smile

Fruit is definitely a better choice than a cookie or danish, but protein will keep you feeling full way longer. Cheese cubes or string cheese, Greek yogurt, peanut butter, even a half serving of a whey protein (my new favorite is pink grapefruit flavored and deeelicious) will do the trick.

Give it a try, see how you feel!

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Posted: 07 Jun 2012, 09:07
I try to eat a filling breakfast before work (around 7 a.m.), then I usually have coffee or tea at my desk and that will sometimes hold me over until lunch, but there are days that I just either am craving something or am hungry and I'll have a strawberry protein shake. I make those before work with protein powder and soy milk and put it in the frige at work for either morning or afternoon snack. I try to have a lower calorie lunch if I do have the protein shake, my lunch usually doesn't come until between 1 and 2 so a lot of times I'm hungry before that. I also will occasionally have things like the fiber one 90 cal brownies or something like that if I'm really craving sweets then at least I'm not grabbing a candy bar and for me it's satisfies that craving enough to hold me over and keep me from going overboard.
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Posted: 07 Jun 2012, 09:16
Like Lindsay I eat smaller things more often. Lots of protien helps keep me feeling full and my bloodsugar even, although I've been off with the protien lately, ugh. I'm not an early am either so breakfast is about 8, mid morning snack about 10:30, lunch about 12:30 or 1, afternoon snack around 3:30-4 and then dinner can be anywhere from 6 to 8 (gotta love kids lol!) Check out my journal for the kind of things I eat. Protein shakes using almond milk and designer whey has helped.

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Posted: 07 Jun 2012, 09:26
Great ideas on here! My go to these days is a protein shake around 0930 and I'm satisfied until lunch. I used to grab a handful of almonds or a can of tuna. A piece of fruit would also hit the spot.

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