I am jumping into the diet and exercise pool with both feet.  I was told by a fitness advisor that I need to be on a 1700 calorie/day diet for the first few weeks.  I can figure out what I need to eat to maintain that diet, but does anyone have any ideas on what I can snack on that won't add to my caloric intake?  

I'm pretty much admitting to you that I like to snack.  I just want it to stay healthy.

Thanks, in advance, for your suggestions!

Peace & Love!

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Comment by Joyce on February 24, 2012 at 8:30am

I just joined this site after hearing about it on myfitnesspal.com which is an awesome place for keeping track of your calories and getting health/snack tips.

Comment by Becky McGarry on February 25, 2012 at 7:43am

Thomas, are there any alternatives to the walnuts?  That's one nut that I just don't like.  Also, I read that celery, radishes, tomatoes, broccoli, and cauliflower have so few calories that you burn more calories digesting them than what they actually contribute, thus resulting in 'negative calories'.  What is your opinion on this?  I love all of those, and they would be possible snacking options for me.

Comment by Becky McGarry on February 25, 2012 at 10:30am

Thank you so much, Thomas.  You've been a big help.  I'll be going food shopping tomorrow to stock up for my diet.  Out with the old, in with the new!

Comment by Julie Dillon on March 7, 2012 at 12:33pm

Dip your low cal veggies in a protein based dip like guacamole, or a nut butter of choice, hummus or guacamole and salsa (no sugar) works too. 

Probiotic Hummus is what I dip it in for substance and helps with digestion which is vital for weight loss.  Reduced fat tortilla chips, crumbled in black bean soup and salsa.  Low Carb small wheat tortilla's with guacamole and sprouts is good.  Large lettuce wraps with hummus, cucumbers. 

Drink a glass of water when you are hungry, and then snack.  Drink a glass of water first thing you wake up, and before bed.  Pistachio is a low cal and healthy nut, as well as hazelnuts. 

Mix nuts of choice with a bit of dried cranberries or cherries or blueberries and carob chips...I measure it to 1/4 cup or I'll over eat it!  Have fun, it's why we eat this way to try new things and share :)

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