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Old 03-18-2010, 01:55 PM   #1
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Need office snack food recommendations - constant fuel

Looking for suggestions

Currently my job has me in the office at a desk pretty much 8 hrs of the day.
I work out 3 days a week after work and try to run 5K 1-2 times a week, so I try to get my exercise around my work schedule.

I want to know what would be good food to snack on during the day to keep blood sugar levels even and prevent insulin spikes etc.

So far I just eat a granola bar every hour and have half a sandwich for lunch (other half later in the day) but I dont think the granola bars are actually that good for me (Nature Valley, lots of sugar)

Ideas?

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Old 03-19-2010, 03:58 PM   #2
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I'm not a nutritionist, but probably something higher in protein would do you better to keep your appetite in check. Maybe keeping a jar of unsalted nuts by your desk might do the trick?

But, if you're intent on sticking to bars, Clif bars are better than the other granola bars you've been eating.
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the only thing i'd be concerned about is the high fat content of the nuts - if i'm snacking on them all day that will rack up pretty quickly
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almonds! and protein bars.
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:35 PM   #5
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the only thing i'd be concerned about is the high fat content of the nuts - if i'm snacking on them all day that will rack up pretty quickly
Yes, but fat isn't such a bad thing as long as it's unsaturated.

Natural peanut butter (i.e. not Kraft which has preservatives) and some wheat crackers might be a good snack.

Another thing you might need to change is your breakfast. Oatmeal is probably ideal because it has a low glycemic index (which describes how sugar is released into the bloodstream.)
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What about raw veggies?
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My usual snacks:

all natural almonds
probiotic yogurt (full fat)
A TON of fruit (a banana and an apple each day at LEAST)
turkey pepperoni sticks
whole grain/whole wheat crackers (kashi is a good one)
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Yes, but fat isn't such a bad thing as long as it's unsaturated.

Natural peanut butter (i.e. not Kraft which has preservatives) and some wheat crackers might be a good snack.

Another thing you might need to change is your breakfast. Oatmeal is probably ideal because it has a low glycemic index (which describes how sugar is released into the bloodstream.)
What is wrong with saturated fats?
The only real bad fat is trans fats..

Also the peanut butter and wheat crackers isnt that great.. typically you want to avoid mixing carbs and fats together.

And as far as worrying about snacking on almonds all day cuz the calories will add up... STOP... Whenever I snack on almonds all day I end up cutting fat. Unless you are eating lbs of them per day its not a huge deal. Grab a handful every hour or so. It might add an extra 200-400 calories per day but its good fats, protein and fiber that you are eating. Not exactly the worst thing in the world.
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you dont wanna snack on nuts all day. lots of calories from fat.
however, i usually do eat a small handful of almonds and cashews every day at work.
even a small amount is relatively filling.
raw veggies is also great but a bit of a PITA to prepare every day.
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i'd cut the granola bars....they are sugary

whenever i eat one...i crave another right away...
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thanks for the recommendations

yep, i try to eat oatmeal every morning, keeps me going
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What is wrong with saturated fats?
The only real bad fat is trans fats..

Also the peanut butter and wheat crackers isnt that great.. typically you want to avoid mixing carbs and fats together.

And as far as worrying about snacking on almonds all day cuz the calories will add up... STOP... Whenever I snack on almonds all day I end up cutting fat. Unless you are eating lbs of them per day its not a huge deal. Grab a handful every hour or so. It might add an extra 200-400 calories per day but its good fats, protein and fiber that you are eating. Not exactly the worst thing in the world.
The bad fats are trans-fats AND saturated fats... Lots of health concerns come with consuming too much saturated fats.... Unsaturated fats are better than saturated.
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The bad fats are trans-fats AND saturated fats... Lots of health concerns come with consuming too much saturated fats.... Unsaturated fats are better than saturated.
consuming too much of anything is bad... hell you can die if you drink too much water..

Saturated fats have a direct relationship with hormone production.
If you wanna be a pussy with bitch tits then go ahead and cut your fat intake down to nothing. It's not the saturated fats that are causing heart disease, It's the sugars, starches and processed vegetable oils.

Article on health benefits of almonds:
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A variety is always good, this is what i snack on in the morning before lunch:
fruit (apple,orange,banana,etc)
trail mix
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apples and almonds. keeps you awake i've found.
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they key is to keep eating.
yes, it's hard but with good food, you can make it happen.

usually i go to yohan and i get those dim sum, i eat maybe 4-5 pieces at a time and i microwave them at work as a snack. Anything more than 5 pieces is too much and might ruin ur appetite but enough to give you some energy boost. sure beats eating nuts the whole day long.
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consuming too much of anything is bad... hell you can die if you drink too much water..

Saturated fats have a direct relationship with hormone production.
If you wanna be a pussy with bitch tits then go ahead and cut your fat intake down to nothing. It's not the saturated fats that are causing heart disease, It's the sugars, starches and processed vegetable oils.

Article on health benefits of almonds:
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I am pleased to see some good posts going on here. to Penner
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Yeah...I wouldn't eat dim sum as a snack...
the dumplings are wrapped with simple carbs....also the MSG is bad for you...
snacking on nuts would be healthier...
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Usually I take Rhodiola 110.

They're caffeine pills, works amazing.

Then a healthy sub or something from Subway just so I wont get hungry.
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fruit or juice is a really good one or protein shakes
veg sticks
hand make granola bars (if u have time the nite before)
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