questionslunch wore off a few hours ago, but it's still a…

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Congratulations on quitting smoking!
I'd go with fruit, trail mix, or yogurt.

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Crackers and some squirt cheese. You can add a can of smoked oysters, sardines, or vienna sausage if you want to kick it up a notch! ;-)

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Beef Jerky or nuts are usually a safe choice.

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Goldfish. I eat a lot of goldfish.

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Salty or sweet? I was never a smoker, but for midafternoon snacking I usually want salty food. I was sadly addicted to Hapi Wasabi Peas for years. That crunch! That burn! That dab of salt! Yummmmm!

Now, if I'm really wanting something sweet, there are a lot of options. For some reason, most low-cal "diet" foods are sweets. Great for the occasional sweet tooth, but I wish there were more savory low-cal, low-fat snacks. Ah, well. My current sweet addiction is popsicles. They take a while to eat since I can't really gobble them up like candy, and the high water content is filling, but not solid. Popsicles and frozen fruit bars come in a nice variety of flavors, and many are availble sugar-free. Weight Watchers makes a dark chocolate dulce de leche bar that's just over 100 calories and is better than most other ice cream treats.

Dang! Now I'm hungry!

Congratulations and good luck on giving up the smokes!

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I usually do popcorn or almonds.

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Organic baby carrots - lots and lots of carrots!! Got enough sugar to give you your "fix", enough crunch to satisfy that desire, and takes time to eat since you have to chew them quite a lot. Works for me!

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POPCORN!!!!

Also been having Oatmeal cookies lately...

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An apple, a couple of string cheeses (or a small portion of cheese), a boiled egg, some nuts... If you want the hunger pangs to subside for a couple of hours you're going to want something with a bit of protein or fiber, ideally.

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Your best bet to quell hunger pangs and make it last until dinner is to choose something with protein like low fat yogurt with fruit, or a cup of soup loaded with meat and veggies. Both will help fill you up and keep you full longer than simple carbohydrate snacks.

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Baby Bell cheese. 1 or 2 of those with a 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds is a pretty satisfying mini-meal.
(Also the salty flavor helps with the craving, for some reason.)

If it's sweets your craving, try snap peas. They're crunchy and a little sweet.

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a pizza.

It's never a QUESTION of pizza, PIZZA is always the ANSWER.

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Well I just had a midnight snack attack and made chickpea salad. Similar to tuna fish/chicken salad except made out of chickpeas. Nice quick fairly healthy sandwich/snack.

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An apple, fresh broccoli, a bag of soy crisp, carrot sticks, slices of cantaloupe, a handful of almonds, or a small bag of popcorn are my preferred late afternoon snacks. I'm often likely to go for combination of a fruit/veggie and a grain/nut.

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@thetexastwister: exactly

I use protein bars to keep me from eating when I shouldn't, plus it helps me get ready for my next gym session. I found a nice chocolate flavored one with almonds at GNC that I only buy within the first 7 days of the month using my membership thingy (saves me a ton of loot by buying by the box). I am on the road alot, so I keep a box in my work vehicle and they don't melt on me.

If knowing is half the battle, Preparation has got to be at least another 25%

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Babybel cheese is good. Or a slice of real cheese (not the american slices). Either will keep your tummy from growling for a couple of hours.

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I like to snack on pretzels and cheese. Sometimes cheese popcorn. Usually my daytime snack seems to be salty.

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Hummus or navy bean dip with pita. If you're trying to keep the carbs down, use celery, pepper, or carrot sticks.

Though lately I'm infatuated with the Fiber One 90 calorie brownies. Usually "diet" snacks are artificially sweetened or only one bite big. These are neither. Don't get me wrong -- they're not much bigger than Little Debbie brownies. But even if you eat 2, it's still less than a Snicker bar.

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Traditionally - Low Tea. Enjoy your cucumber sandwich.

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Whole wheat pretzel sticks dipped in honey mustard, apple slices w/ an ounce of sharp cheddar cut into tiny cubes (or dipped in peanut butter), pear slices w/ a dozen almonds (or spread w/ goat cheese), a hearty slice of whole grain sourdough thickly spread w/ butter and drizzled w/ honey. I like to cover my fat and carb bases, and think texture, ie, chewy and/or crunchy. Then there must be a beverage: strong tea or coffee, or a tall glass of flavored sparkling water when it's warmer.

Congrats and good luck!

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promax protein bars or some sort of bottled veggie juice.

also, cigarettes :3

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@rhycochet: Thanks for the reply. Smoking makes for a short life. Quit ASAP!