12-02-2013, 02:03 PM #1
Nelson's Top High Protein Fast Snacks
I tell everyone that eating more is not a bad thing when you are trying to lose weight. It is not eating more in 2-3 sittings and also filling your fridge with good stuff so that you do not sabotage yourself.
Eating every two hours snacks or small meals full of fiber, good fats and protein is not impossible. Research studies have shown that this type of "grazing" is best to keep more constant blood glucose blood levels to avoid sudden dips in energy levels ("crashes" or yo-yo effect).
Here are a few snacks I like when I am trying to gain muscle and not gain too much fat (of course, working out 4 times a week is imperative if you decide to eat frequently):
Natural almond butter (I use fresh ones and use grinders now in every store). I dip in it apple slices, bananas, and high fiber crackers.
Mixed nuts with fruit (I have a bag by the computer and take a bag with me in trips)
Shakes containing pasteurized egg whites, Greek style yogurt, frozen berries, bananas, and almond butter (we need fats in those shakes for lower insulin and blood sugar spikes that lead to crashing after consuming shakes)
Yogurt plus nuts
Oatmeal with whey
Tuna with olive oil (I eat it out of the can or add some balsamic vinegar to it)
I cook on Sundays a lot of food (black beans, 5 grilled chicken breasts, black wild rice, etc) and freeze it in small containers for the entire week (I am not too fond of cooking every day or even 3 times a week). I also buy frozen vegetables since they have been shown to have as many antioxidants as fresh produce. They are picked up at their prime and frozen to lock in all nutrients (unless you overcook them, so steam them).
Celery sticks dipped in hummus ( I need to take some Beano since hummus is basically ground up garbanzo beans and they can cause gas)
Salmon only takes 15 min in the oven at 400 F. Fast and great source of protein and good fats.
I microwave a few sweet potatoes and store them in the fridge. I eat them with a dressing made of 2 % Greek style yogurt, garlic, and salt (better than sour cream!)
Anyone undergoing a weight loss and/or muscle building program should plan their weeks ahead so that you can adhere more easily to it with the least trouble and sabotage ability.
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01-10-2014, 12:11 PM #2
Pretty much how I live my life Nelson just my struggle is always to gain weight.
01-10-2014, 09:10 PM #3
Great ideas, Nelson. Good thread to source before going to the store next time. BTW, love that Greek yogurt as well
01-10-2014, 10:04 PM #4
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