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Old 09-15-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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My coach said that it is fine to have two snacks as long as only one is restricted. I am just curious if anyone else has 2 snacks per day. I am finding I really need a snack between lunch and dinner...I probably could go without the snack after dinner if I had to (I'd be a little hungry but not crazy). I like having two snacks but I don't want to slow my weight loss either...and it adds another $4 a day to my food costs...lol
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If i get hungry, I eat a hard boiled egg white (not sure if you can eat the yolk but i dont like yolks anyway)
2 hard boiled egg whites with sea salt always curbs me!!!
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if its a work out day, i add an extra snack in a packet, if not, i split my 1 snack packet into 2 servings.
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I only do three packets (snack closer to bedtime) unless I've exercised - but a lot of the time I will save 1 cup of veggies to eat as a snack between lunch and dinner.
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My coach said that it is fine to have two snacks as long as only one is restricted. I am just curious if anyone else has 2 snacks per day. I am finding I really need a snack between lunch and dinner...I probably could go without the snack after dinner if I had to (I'd be a little hungry but not crazy). I like having two snacks but I don't want to slow my weight loss either...and it adds another $4 a day to my food costs...lol
I have 2 egg whites in the morning and have my shake & romaine around 1-2 and my veggies around 3-4.
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I was on 4 packets a day until I got to 200 lbs then went down to 3. If I feel light headed, my coach advised to have another package too. If you don't think you need it, or can crunch some veggies or an egg, then I'd go that route, but I lost weight consistently while being on an extra pack. The only thing is that I got used to having that extra IP snack so it's harder to remove it later. So, being "creatures of habit" I'd say don't force it down but use it if you need it. 3 packs a day (= only 1 snack) is probably better for faster weight loss. Perhaps tho' your coach has a health reason for recommending it -- especially if you've just started-- so ask at your next WI
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When I first started the program I was finding I was also getting hungry between breakfast to lunch and lunch to dinner. The solution I found for me was 2 egg whites scrambled with a handful of spinach, and 1/2oz to 1oz of back bacon (with no fat) as well as my morning IP, then with my lunch time IP and veggies I sometimes add another 1oz of protein (chicken, one home made meat ball, etc) then for supper subtract those from my dinner protein amount. I found that stopped the hunger and so I don't need any extra and my weight loss has so far been steady.
My coach said that for every 40lbs over 200lbs you can have an extra pack if you need it. Hope that helps you at all. Make the diet work for you.

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My coach said that it is fine to have two snacks as long as only one is restricted. I am just curious if anyone else has 2 snacks per day. I am finding I really need a snack between lunch and dinner...I probably could go without the snack after dinner if I had to (I'd be a little hungry but not crazy). I like having two snacks but I don't want to slow my weight loss either...and it adds another $4 a day to my food costs...lol
No, just one snack.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:38 AM   #9
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Thanks Ladies...I will experiment with stretching out my food better. Yesterday, I only had 3...I had my snack between lunch and dinner, and then just went to bed a little "peckish". I was not light headed or anything so I figured I can learn to not panic of I am just a little hungry
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I just started and I only have one snack a day and that's usually from lunch to dinner. I am not much of a breakfast eater though so I feel really full until lunch. The part I need the help with is from lunch to dinner.
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I have had the same problem. What I do is I hold back a couple of ounces of my protein from dinner the night before - then for lunch I have a spinach salad or leftover veggies with a couple ounces of meat/protein. This seems to help me get through the afternoon better. Then, I just have a bit less protein at dinner.

Remember - it's what you eat over the course of the day that matters, not exactly when you eat it, so feel free to experiment and see what works for you.
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