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Snacks

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by ladybird64, Mar 21, 2016.

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  1. ladybird64

    ladybird64 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Apologies in advance as I'm sure this has been covered before, but I couldn't find it? I'm battling binge eating at the moment, I'm pretty au fait with lower carb meals but my problem is grazing. I know it shouldn't be the case with low carb, but for me personally I know it's a major issue, and if I have some ideas of what to attack when the mood overwhelms me, I can manage so much better.

    I know eggs, cheese and ham but any ideas for something more tasty? Um...and I hate pork scratchings, sorry! That's the type of thing I'm after though.

    ta:)
     
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    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Nuts? Olives? Celery? Pumpkin seeds? None of those should effect bs much. I like to graze too. Large meals aren't good for me so I graze
     
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    ladybird64 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    All good, thanks. Bar the celery:yuck:. My bingeing really takes hold with grazing so what do we think the best way is to measure portions? I find it very hard to stop at a "handful" of this or that..know I'm being pedantic but humour me please:D. Also like very strong flavours, chili, or salt and pepper or strong spices..drool..aarghh, no, I won't hit the fridge at nearly 1am!:oops:
     
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    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I make and love Cajun pumpkin seeds and they certainly are hard to limit. I myself am not always good with just a handful either but working on mind over matter. I do find eating makes for more eating so I try not to and the more I do the more I do if that makes sense. Working on dropping a few pounds son trying to concentrate on that but sometimes I just don't care. I crave salt too. Salty nuts/ seeds. Yum. I guess I now know how many effect bs and how many doesn't. Testing....
     
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    Neohdiver Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There are some amazing almonds with strong flavors by Blue Diamond (Salt 'n Vinegar, Habanero Barbecue, Honey Dijon, Sriracha, Lime 'n Chili, and Wasabi Soy Sauce). 28 almonds = 1 oz (170 calories).
     
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    Pepparami, sugar free sweets, home made cheese crisps, hard boiled eggs.
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Kale crisps, cashew nuts, cold chicken, cream cheese on salami slices?
     
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    I like strong spicy things too, and spicy peperami, slices of chorizo and salami, and onion bhajis are good.
     
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    jal16 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I got some spicy seeds and roasted seeds last week by the Food Doctor. They were 50g bags with a total of about 5 carbs in the whole bag. Mine were 4 for £1 in Fultons but Tesco sell bigger bags. ;)
     
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    Larissima Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Seaweed crisps are umami enough for me, yet extremely low in calories and carbs (especially the chilli or wasabi flavoured ones from Oriental supermarkets)

    Still, as I have a problem with addictive overeating, I find it easier to completely avoid snacks whenever possible. I'd rather grab a couple of chicken thighs from the freezer, cook and eat them (or any other full meal type of food). Don't always succeed, but it helps on the whole...
     
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  11. Why not make a load of cucumber slices and use them like crackers for carrying peanut butter, phili, mayo, hot sauce or whatever you fancy.
     
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    amgrundy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi I am a snacker too sometimes, I snack on nuts mainly unsalted cashews or pistachios / the odd small bag of pork scratchings Alpro almond or coconut yogurt with raspberries and Lidl gogi berry and linseed mix. :hungry:
     
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    I can fully empathise with you A. Snacking is my big problem. I found another thread the other night about cashew nuts....... I bought a bag tonight in asda and they're finished already. Yummy and did the trick for me!
     
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    Microwave parmesan crisps, nut balls/fat balls/low carb "Bounty Bars", a dollop of nut butter or a little coconut butter, a couple of pieces of high cocoa (75%+) dark chocolate, coffee with cream, mug of homemade soup or stock cube with a dollop of (sour) cream, cheese, olives, small avocado, salami, leftover high (95%) meat sausage, nuts, small low carb muffins or cookies.... Most of these are high in fats/oils (and are low or lacking in carbs) so small amounts should be filling, and will often do for me instead of a full meal...

    Robbity
     
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