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mid-afternoon snack

Does anyone have any suggestions for a mid-afternoon snack ? I eat lunch at 12:00 and I'm usually hungry by 2:30 or 3:00. I have a pre-workout snack at 5 (1 slice multigrain bread + organic peanut butter).

But I need a good snack to tie me over from 3:00 to 5:00. I've triedfruit but its not enough and I keep on eating and eating. Also tried almonds + crasins but still not enough.

Tue. Nov 27, 7:34pm

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mid-afternoon snacks

I like to go with a protein because it stays with me longer. I'll have a cup of low-fat cottage cheese, or one of those vending-machine size packages of beef jerky. If those aren't available, I have a handful of organic multi-grain crackers. Yum!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 7:53 PM

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Are multigrain crackers enough ?

Its weird I can get from breakfast to lunch with 1 snack.

But not from lunch to my-pre workout snack.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 8:19 PM

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My mid-afternoon snack is usually 1/4 cup of almonds or walnuts. They're good for you!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 8:52 PM

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I just found beef jerky this week and I have to say I am in love. I bought a big bag and seperated it out into snack sized bags so that I can grab and go. It really has worked to curb craving until lunch (my "diet death" happens between 9 and 11 am). If it were available I would reccomend cottage cheese, cheese and deli meat, or even a hard boiled egg. I would eat those if I had a fridge in my room, but I don't, so i opt for jerky because it needs no refridgeration and no heating.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 8:53 PM

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to the PP- you could have any of those things without a fridge if you just use a small icepack and an insulated lunch bag.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 9:00 PM

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OP here - I like that term "diet death". I'd say for me that 2:00 to 5:00. I'm satisfied the rest of the day but for some reason I can't make it through those 3 hours.

Is Beef Jerky high in sodium ? If so I might skip it.

I had baby carrots the other day.. they were pretty filling.

Maybe I'll try deli meat + baby carrots. thanksfor the responses!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 9:14 PM

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I get really hungry about that time, too. I have an organic pb sandwich, or apple and pb. Or an organic bean and rice burrito. Or a cliff bar.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 10:22 PM

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go with protein, like protein bar, like think thin bar or protein shake.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 10:40 PM

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I say any of these things plus add a cup of tea. Tea makes snack time last longer and always makes me feel more satisfied than just eating a snack.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 10:55 PM

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I second the cottage cheese. I use that or yogurt.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007, 10:01 AM

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