Recommendations for good between-meal snacks?
I'm 25, about 5'10", and have about 15-20 pounds still left to lose from my pregnancy weight that never came off (several years ago :-/). I've lost 10 pounds in the last month. I exercise a lot and I eat 1700-1800 calories a day, but I am absolutely starving between meals. Also, my weight has plateaued for the last two weeks even though I've been continuing to watch my caloric intake closely, consume lean meats and few carbs, and run 5-6 days a week (6 miles/day) and do Pilates.
I'm thinking I need to start having small snacks between meals to keep me from being so starving that my blood pressure plunges and makes me crabby. Also I think the long breaks between meals may be affecting my metabolism.
Any recommendations for healthy, filling, ideally protein-heavy, low-calories snacks? Are protein bars a good idea, or are they calorie-laden? What about nuts?
Last edited by Auruor; 09-14-2010 at 12:17 AM.