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What do you eat when you have cals left?

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Hiya guys,

I'm currently trying to shift my last 10lbs and have recently upped my cals to 1739 as per my TDEE - 10%. However I'm finding that I'm full enough in the day, and then it gets to around 8pm and I realise I have around 400-600 cals left. Especially if I've had salad for lunch or dinner. I eat fruit for snacks during the day so maybe this is where I need some higher calorie, but still healthy, alternatives?

I don't want to eat for the sake of it, but I do work out so I also don't want to be too far off my number otherwise doing TDEE - 10% is surely pointless?!

What can I stock up on for days like today where I've got 450 cals left? Low on the carbs if possible, I struggle with keeping my carbs low.

Thanks xxx
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  • vashnic
    vashnic Posts: 93
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    Cheese and nut platter is always very satisfying.
  • diaryofaskinnygirl
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    Peanut Butter!
  • sarahwilson12
    sarahwilson12 Posts: 70 Member
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    Air popped popcorn with a tiny little bit of margarine (or butter) & salt. It's not that many calories & is SO filling. Add a banana smoothie (milk, ice cubes, & a banana), and I'm good to go. Altogether, it's about 400 calories. So, not exactly a "light" snack, but very filling & satisfying :smile:
  • EmmaKarney
    EmmaKarney Posts: 690 Member
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    I pre-plan the day in advance (and tweak as i go) so that i can incorporate my calories into my meals and try to avoid having any '"spare"
  • Tomhoffman84
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    Definitely peanut butter, especially that nutrition brand one with the various flavors. Peanut butter, banana, 1 cup greek plain yogurt, throw it in the magic bullet and you are good to go!
  • MinnesotaMark
    MinnesotaMark Posts: 2 Member
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    Peanut Butter, Cottage Cheese (low fat), Protien bars that are light on sugars are a good filler and you get to eat something that tastes sweet!
  • DenyseMarieL
    DenyseMarieL Posts: 673 Member
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    Anything healthy. No point in filling up on empty calories.
  • SquidgySquidge
    SquidgySquidge Posts: 239 Member
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    Well I have cals left over tonight so I'm having a cup of tea and some Nairns Fruit and Spice Oat Biscuits - yum!

    But I normally have an avocado. I am addicted to them :laugh:
  • conniemaxwell5
    conniemaxwell5 Posts: 943 Member
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    Half an avocado, nuts, low fat cheese, glass of milk (cow, almond, soy - your choice)
  • meeper123
    meeper123 Posts: 3,347 Member
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    Dark chocolate :)
  • chels0722
    chels0722 Posts: 465 Member
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    Peanut Butter!

    Ah! I can't remember a day without it!
  • Missjulesdid
    Missjulesdid Posts: 1,444 Member
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    Add half an avocado and a handful of cashews to that salad and you'll be good.
  • MeeshyBW
    MeeshyBW Posts: 382 Member
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    Anything healthy. No point in filling up on empty calories.

    ^^^ THIS!

    I almost always fill up on full fat greek yoghurt with a sprinkle of oats.
  • petejjcharlton
    petejjcharlton Posts: 20 Member
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    Hazelnuts, Walnuts and Brazil nuts, i guess i go a little NUTS!!! This is usually to make up my 1000 or so calories I have over at the end of each day.
  • XXXMinnieXXX
    XXXMinnieXXX Posts: 3,459 Member
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    Cheese and crackers. Only need a couple of crackers with a wedge of cheese on to get to 400 cals.

    2 oz nuts is 350-400. All healthy fats and low carb

    Bag of plain crisps / chips with houmous 320ish..
  • ecw3780
    ecw3780 Posts: 608 Member
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    Dark Chocolate chips and a TBSP of peanut butter!
  • Weebs628
    Weebs628 Posts: 574 Member
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    Ice cream.
  • ApexLeader
    ApexLeader Posts: 580 Member
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    almonds, peanut butter, cashews, walnuts. all good

    or string cheese.
  • DPernet
    DPernet Posts: 481 Member
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    Pretty much anything I want as long as it fits in :wink:
  • Maddalen101
    Maddalen101 Posts: 307 Member
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    Oatmeal with raisins and a teaspoon of jam.
    Brown rice with raisins and a little milk (ingredients of rice pudding without all the fat!)
    Homemade cake (pumpkin spice cake is my fave)
    Or ... sometimes I just will have some sorbet.
    .