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Bikini Bootcamp Challenge Day 21: Make Sure You Snack ~ BONUS DAY

Posted by on May. 21, 2013 at 8:22 AM
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Welcome to day 21 of the Bikini Bootcamp Challenge!

Snacks are fuel for your body between meals that provide you with energy.
In order to keep your body properly fueled, make sure you are eating several times a day, a few hours apart.

The importance of snacking include:

  • Small frequent meals, instead of 3 large meals a day mean your blood sugar remains steady
  • Snacking keeps your metabolism running constantly
  • Snacking prevents you from overeating at mealtime
  • Intense hunger can cause you to make unhealthy food choices at mealtime


Below are healthy snacking options that are 150 calories or less!

  • Apple and Peanut Butter: 1 medium apple sliced with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • Red Grapes and Almonds: 1 cup Red grapes with 11 almonds
  • Strawberries and Yogurt: Half a cup non-fat Greek yogurt topped with one teaspoon of honey and half a cup of strawberries
  • Granola Bar: 1 Trail Mix granola bar
  • Cucumber and Cheese: 1 small cucumber sliced with three tablespoons of cream cheese
  • Turkey Wrap: 2 ounces of thin sliced turkey, 1 thin slice of provolone wrapped in a large romaine lettuce leaf
  • Pistachios: 48 Pistachios, unsalted
  • Tuna Salad Wrap: Make a reduced fat tuna salad wrapped in a lettuce leaf
  • Peas and Hummus: 1 cup snap peas with 3 tablespoons of hummus
  • Oatmeal and Almonds: 1 packet of plain instant oatmeal, sprinkled with cinnamon and 6 chopped almonds
  • Skewers: 1 cube of watermelon, 1 small cube of feta, 1 slice of cucumber on each of 5 toothpicks
  • Popcorn: 2 1/2 cups
  • Fruit Smoothie: 1 peeled seedless orange with 1 cup ice, 1/2 cup low fat milk, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract; blend
  • Sweet Bruschetta: 2 toasted whole grain baguette slices with 2 tablespoons part skim ricotta and top with mixture of 1/4 cup blueberries and 1/4 cup chopped strawberries
  • Loaded Peppers: 1 cup red bell pepper slices topped with 1/2 cup warmed spicy low fat re-fried black beans and 1 tablespoon of guacamole
  • Edamame: 1 cup unshelled edamame

Do you snack? What do you snack on?

Do you find it helps you to stay on track and within your caloric needs?

Share your healthy snack options with us!


**Once you have completed your cardio for the day, click here for the Day 21 Cardio Log, Reminders & Motivation.

** Don't forget to update your food journal.

** Remember to fit in an extra 10 - 30 minutes of walking in addition to your daily cardio/workout.

** Drink at least 64 oz of water today!

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by on May. 21, 2013 at 8:22 AM
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lillucky8
by Bronze Member on May. 21, 2013 at 8:37 AM
I try to eat every two hours or so, i find when i go longer i get shaky. I try to do small meals around meal times and snacks in between. Cucumbers are a current household favorite snack, as are sliced apples, and pb on saltines or wheat wrap
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NWP
by on May. 21, 2013 at 8:38 AM

I eat yogurt and fruit for snacks.

mysticatgal
by Member on May. 21, 2013 at 8:43 AM
Do you snack? What do you snack on?
I usually have fruit or a protein bar

Do you find it helps you to stay on track and within your caloric needs?
If I am good with snacking and stay away.from bad options
cowgirls10181
by Member on May. 21, 2013 at 8:55 AM
The most difficult part of my day is snacks, i tend to snack too much. And on the wrong stuff, if we dont have it ill make it then eat it.
MeridaMomma4
by Member on May. 21, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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Fruit, veggies and smoothies are my favs but if I need a treat I will have a popsicle or dry cereal
SexyAngelBaby
by Member on May. 21, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Yes I snack, either a yogurt, crackers & cheeses or  fresh fruit & veggies depends on what I have in the house

Nicki1995
by on May. 21, 2013 at 9:04 AM
I eat every couple of hours. Sometimes popcorn or celery or other things.
eirejade
by Member on May. 21, 2013 at 9:05 AM
Do you snack? Not always...only when hungry
What do you snack on? Nuts, apple with salt or caramel dip, fruit and veggie juice
Do you find it helps you to stay on track and within your caloric needs? No...usually it throws off my cues for being full :/
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Noni2319
by Chrissy on May. 21, 2013 at 9:06 AM

I generally have 3 snacks a day. apples and peanut butter are one of my favorites. I also have veggies and hummus.

Monsita
by Bronze Member on May. 21, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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I keep a variation of fruits; as apples, bananas, mango, pineapples, oranges, strawberries, grapes...AVAILABLE for my snacks through the day!! which helps me to stay on track!

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