What do folks eat for snacks


(Doing a Mediterranean Keto) #42

So true. Is there any study analyzing if sugar “distorts the mind”, making us forget about stopping eating sugars?


(Michael - When reality fails to meet expectations, the problem is not reality.) #43

It’s not ‘just’ sugar - sweet distorts the mind and apparently a lot of other sensory receptors.


#44

:smiley: I soooooooo can’t do that! I usually eat without proper hunger. I so want to try not to but I forget or just have a too good reason for it (like I NEED food to function well. I am just not hungry).

I personally have zero problem with snacking, it may feel nice. I am bad with tiny meals myself so if I snack, that’s part of my substantial meal, not a separate meal. But if others like it and they are fine with it, why not?


(Carnivore for the win) #45

I find this to be true in my case. Sweet, of any kind, creates cravings and/or overeating


(Kathy) #47

I have the standard snacks “nuts, cheese, liverwurst on pork rinds, mini smoothie, berries and FF yogurt” when I really can not make it to my meal time. But it normally will be less than 2 hours away from my dinner time, which 4 out of 7 days is my first meal and only of the day.
But in saying that, since I am pretty much on maintenance I have 1/2 of an thinly sliced apple with 2-3 tablespoon of peanut butter, twice a week with no issues. Very satisfying!


(A fool and his bacon are soon parted) #48

When I joined these forums, the standard advice was that if it was necessary to snack, it meant we weren’t eating enough at meals.


#49

But we can’t always eat enough at meals… OMAD with a few bites before/after makes perfect sense to me sometimes for various reasons (as I can’t eat a tiny meal far from my bigger ones unless it’s super tiny, a few kcals only). 2 meals are almost always overeating for me but one meal may be not enough unless I plan it very well or eat a smaller meal very soon.
And there is the thing when one WANTS to snack, hunger has nothing to do with that. Like a few rosehips, I never eat them at a meal, only during walks :slight_smile: Sweetness is fine and it’s very little carbs and calories so it’s just a mostly harmless joyful mini-snack if the fancy hits. I don’t eat it if I take my carnivore(-ish) seriously, though. I have a 7 month long fruit season, that’s way more than enough for me, it keeps me from doing carnivore for longer periods (like 1-2 weeks).
A medlar is too big, I can’t use that as a separate snack but 1-2 rosehips or raspberries (okay, maybe 5-10 raspberries :smiley: I love them and no way I only eat them once a day when there is raspberry season!) are fine.