Snacks and breakfast drinks?

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tenkides
tenkides Posts: 151 Member
Hi,
I am 18 years old, was a 138.6lbs, now im 136lbs. I drink 4-5 liters a day of water. I am manly having trouble with snacking on the wrong things. Can someone please suggest some snacks that are good for you and are fairly cheap? Also some days im not very hungry in the morning. Can someone also recommend a drink or something of the sort ? I do have to eat or drink something in the morning so I can take my medications. Please and thank you for posting.

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  • FreshStartForMyself
    FreshStartForMyself Posts: 196 Member
    edited July 2015
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    Hi

    You can skip breakfast if you don't feel hungry in the morning, as long as you stay under your calorie limit you can eat at whatever time you want. However, if you do need to eat something, you can make yourself a smoothie with milk, fruit, and maybe peanut butter.

    And you can also adjust your snacks to fit your goals. Here's some healthy and filling ideas:
    • Raw veggies (bell pepper, carrots, cucumber) with hummus or cottage cheese
    • Berries with yogurt
    • Fruit with peanut butter
    • Grilled veggies (eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper) and cheese
    • Plain or salted popcorn
    • Nuts or trailmix

    You can buy single portion bags of snacks, like those 100 calorie oreo cookie bags (we don't have those in my country but it would be nice, lol).

    Basically you can eat whatever you want, whenever you feel hungry, as long as you stick to your goals :)
  • RodaRose
    RodaRose Posts: 9,562 Member
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    tenkides wrote: »
    Hi,
    I am 18 years old, was a 138.6lbs, now im 136lbs. I drink 4-5 liters a day of water. I am manly having trouble with snacking on the wrong things. Can someone please suggest some snacks that are good for you and are fairly cheap? Also some days im not very hungry in the morning. Can someone also recommend a drink or something of the sort ? I do have to eat or drink something in the morning so I can take my medications. Please and thank you for posting.
    Toast with peanut butter or a piece of cheese.
    Nuts and fruit.
    Oatmeal.
  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    Thanks for the help. I would like though some things that you can just by prepackaged that works. Sorry I wasn't very specific.
  • FreshStartForMyself
    FreshStartForMyself Posts: 196 Member
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    tenkides wrote: »
    Thanks for the help. I would like though some things that you can just by prepackaged that works. Sorry I wasn't very specific.

    You can buy single serving bags of snacks, or cereal bars like fiber one, protein bars like quest bar, or basically anything you like. Apples are "portable" too, with added nutrition and satiety. Or yogurt cups.
  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    Thank you. Would those also help with my in the morning?
  • FreshStartForMyself
    FreshStartForMyself Posts: 196 Member
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    Sure! Anything you find tasty that doesn't leave you starving the whole morning helps. You need to find what works for you.
  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    Thank you it has been very hard to find something that will work but won't kill me in the process. Trying to find something that works and is cheaper to buy helps. Thank you for posting.
  • bmchenry02
    bmchenry02 Posts: 233 Member
    edited July 2015
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    To help understand what kind of snacks you lean towards now, can you tell us what you normally choose? I always have some protein with my snacks and sometimes I eat a small portion of leftovers which makes it easy.
    -Peppers/carrots/or Apple with a cheese stick
    -Peanut butter whole wheat toast with some honey (I eat a slice most mornings pre workout)
    -popcorn (read the label!)
    -plain Greek yogurt (a large tub is about $5.50 but will serve you a lot) with either peanut butter mixed in with a touch of honey or pistachios. Add a large scoop with almond milk and banana and other fruit for a protein smoothie
    -cottage cheese
    -eggs!! Can't go wrong there unless you don't like them.
  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    I usally eat m and ms, cake, chips, brownys, sunflower seeds, chocolate, leftovers.
  • RodaRose
    RodaRose Posts: 9,562 Member
    edited July 2015
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    tenkides wrote: »
    I usally eat m and ms, cake, chips, brownies, sunflower seeds, chocolate, leftovers.

    Granola or energy bars, left overs, trail mix, cashews, peanuts or other nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cheese and crackers, yogurt, corn nuts, peanut M and M's, beef or turkey (no sugar jerky.
  • cat_lady77
    cat_lady77 Posts: 203 Member
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    I usually eat a protein bar every morning cause I'm too lazy for anything else. I found the brand "Think Thin" were pretty good & don't have much (or any) sugar. Target & Walmart have them for about $5 per box.
  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    Thank you for posting. It has helped a lot.
  • ManiacalLaugh
    ManiacalLaugh Posts: 1,048 Member
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    I love those little mini-peppers. They're super sweet, have very little caloric value, and are packed to the gills with Vitamin C. Just stick a serving or two in a baggy and you're good to eat them with your hands whenever you have the time. Plus, they're one of the few vegetables and fruits that don't leave me feeling too hungry afterward.