What would you qualify as a healthy snack?

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  1. NikolaVee

    NikolaVee New Fapstronaut

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    So I eat 3 big meals per day and three small meals. I eat 6 times a day, but sometimes I eat too much friend foods, or eat sugary foods as a snack. How can I replace these sugar and junk food urges with healthy snacks? What would you qualify as a healthy snack?
     
  2. OoMahidoO

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    Friend foods? Lol fried foods, so you can add bananas and fruits, or some protein bars, dark chocolates, smoothie shakes, peanut bar, sandwiches with fresh tomatoes, chicken breasts and cucumbers, and the most important one water ;)
     
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  3. Atlas Gherbe

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    I love to eat greek yougurt and put inside Cranberry, Dark Chocolate 75% or more. Don't exagerate with overthinking on what you should eat as a healty snack, Just leave junk food like Mars, Snickers, and other shit food. I mean I can eat them, but not all the day. Same for Drinks, with water i also drink Sparkly Lemon water (Not sprite), or Tea, but i don't really care about them. Stop drink fanta, coca cola, pepsi, etc...
     
  4. ASV

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    A piece of fruit is a good snack, but I quite often find that it doesn't satisfy my cravings for sweets. I make a protein smoothie (1.5 scoop of protein powder, 1 banana, 1 tea spoon of pure cocoa powder, a little bit of cinnamon and some water) and it tastes like a milk shake. It's about 300 cal, but if you want to lower that number, you can add other fruits and spices: strawberries and mint, for example.

    As a side note, since I started to track my calories and macro nutrients, I've notices I don't want to snack as much as I used to. Maybe you don't eat enough of food during your meals, maybe you don't eat enough of carbs, proteins or fats. Also think about switching to more volume of food, keeping the calories the same: eat more greens, if you eat meat, go for leaner options, etc.

    And if you are only starting dieting, don't think too much of it. Just avoid blatantly unhealthy foods, and when you hit the wall and stop noticing any improvements in your physique, only then try to ameliorate your diet.
     
  5. fredisthebes

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    I guess the best thing is to find a balance between healthy homemade food and the convenience of a 'snack' that you can eat on the go, whenever you feel like, etc.
    If, like me, you are at home all day you can make a little extra on each meal and keep it in the fridge for a convenient 'snack' the next day. That way I am eating 'proper' food all day, but no 'snack' food. I also have a bowl of fresh fruit to satisfy my 'sugar' cravings in a more healthy way. Don't go overboard though, even with fruit, aim to 'fill up' on savoury then enjoy a little sweetness just for the joy.
     
  6. MuscularSherlockHolmes

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    Greg Doucette's Anabolic French Toast.
     
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  7. ASV

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  8. On the path

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    Since we're talking "snacking," I'm assuming we're talking about bulking, right? For snacks when bulking, I go for sandwiches. I tend to go for balanced foods, so I do peanut butter and banana sandwiches or canned chicken/tuna sandwiches.

    I never bother counting the macros, but peanut butter has plenty of fat and protein, and decent carbs in the banana and bread. For the canned Tuna Sandwiches, I mix mayo in the meat for the fat, and extra carbs from peas.

    Balanced snacks. No need to spend $100 for Douchette's cook book.
     
  9. ASV

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    1. Greg has the recipe for his french toast on his YouTube channel. It will coast you ah zeeerrroo dollars to learn how to make them.
    2. You don't need to bulk to build muscles. You need to bulk to gain fat. In the last case eating a peanut butter sandwich will be a good idea, otherwise, it's better to change peanut butter for a peanut powder. It has better protein/calories ration than the usual peanut butter.
    3. Counting macros is indeed an unnecessary thing to do as long as you don't have to follow a special diet that can lead to some unbalances. For example, I'm a vegan and I tend to not get enough protein if I eat without thinking.
     
  10. On the path

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    You don't need to, but it helps. To refer another youtuber, Dr. Mike Israetel: You can have all the best builders and engineers, but if the pieces don't come, you can't build that skyscraper. You can have the best program ever made, and work as hard as possible, but if you don't get that nourishment and keep it coming, those muscles won't grow to their potential. That's why it's best to bulk up and get as much muscle as possible then cut the fat away after, otherwise you might be leaving gains on the table.
     
  11. ASV

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    To each their own. I would rather not to cut, I don't want to diet too hard. And you will leave some gains on the table during your cut stage any way, unless you are going to bulk for the rest of you life. Any way, intensity of the training is what matters the most.
     
  12. On the path

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    I agree with everything said here (especially "to each their own" ). However I want to add that, yes, intensity is what matters most. And the easiest way to increase intensity when resistance training is to increase the weight used. And the easiest way to get stronger and use bigger weights is by gaining fat. I mean, look at Eddie Hall when he won World's Strongest Man in 2017. Fat as shit. He immediately retired and got himself ripped. Now he looks fucking amazing with his shirt off, but I guarantee you he will NEVER top his previous world record deadlift of +1,100 lbs every again. The same can be said with every other strong man. Martins Licis had been getting fatter and fatter every year until he finally won World's Strongest Man in 2019 (of course Thor was injured, but...). Shivlyakov's been bloating up too. That's just how to get stronger.

    Really, just wanted to make the point that body fat helps INCREASE intensity of resistance training, which is why it helps gains muscle mass. It's just another reason why bulking is, in my opinion, a good thing. Plus, very few people see me without my shirt on in winter, so it's not like I give a shit whether my 6 pack starts fading due to +13 BF%. Ascetics is not my big concern outside of summer. And this summer was a fucking flop thanks to the virus, anyway.
     
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