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Since you are so into health/working out and such...got a question: what are some good (read good for you and tasty) snacks for munching? I know the typical answer is carrots, celery, and such.....but I'm talking about something to take the place of chips and Chez-Its.....you know, sometimes you just want to have something the crunch and munch on.

 

I've been using peanuts to quench those kinds of snack desires, but I think they've got too much fat. I've also been using apples -- they give you that initial crisp bite and a bit of crunch too.

 

What do you recommend?

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I'll throw in my two cents. I pretty much stick to fruits and veggies for snack, but when I feel like I need some chips or something, I go for Light or Baked Lays. Now, I don't work out to get ripped, I just work out to stay trim and firm.

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I've been using peanuts to quench those kinds of snack desires, but I think they've got too much fat. I've also been using apples -- they give you that initial crisp bite and a bit of crunch too.

 

What do you recommend?

 

I'm no nutritionist (I just play one on an internet golf forum.....) but I've heard multiple times that almonds are the best nuts for you as long as they aren't loaded with salt. Much less fat than peanuts.

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Since you are so into health/working out and such...got a question: what are some good (read good for you and tasty) snacks for munching? I know the typical answer is carrots, celery, and such.....but I'm talking about something to take the place of chips and Chez-Its.....you know, sometimes you just want to have something the crunch and munch on.

 

I've been using peanuts to quench those kinds of snack desires, but I think they've got too much fat. I've also been using apples -- they give you that initial crisp bite and a bit of crunch too.

 

What do you recommend?

 

NGage -

 

thanks for the question, and sorry that i havent had a chance to reply til now - been beyond busy with life and appreciate your patience.

 

This is an interesting topic that requires you to look at why are you snacking in the first place? personally i eat when i wake, again to prepare for weight training, again right after training and one more time during the day. back when i competed it was 6-8 meals/day but now that i am joining normal civilized life - i stick to 4 meals that have proteins, carbs and fats.

 

ideally you could look to eat a diet with 40% proteins, 30% carbs, and 30% fats 3-4 times a day and youd be set. but id be willing to say that your hungry in between meals BECAUSE your not having enough FATS in your diet to stave off the hunger.

 

Lets just look at fats and carbs for a second. protein is mandatory for repair, and fats and carbs are just forms of energy - carbs have 4 units, and fats have 9. Carbs therefore can be processed quicker than a fat. Fats need more time and slow down the digestion of other foods in the gi trac as well. If your gi tract is moving slower then you wont need to eat fats.

 

also, fast carbs - sugars, sodas, candy etc, hit the bloodstream very fast and concurrently spike the glucose levels in your bloodstream, resulting in the pancreas to secrede insulin. now your screwed. your tired your hungry your miserable. think thanksgiving around second half of the lions game.

 

fats contain no sugar, therefore no insulin spike. (any lightbulbs yet?) so my suggestion would be to choose some healthy fats that will slow down your absorption of foods, and not spike your insulin levels. mix in 1-2 tablespoons of olive or macadamian nut oil into your food. have a handful of nuts - almonds/peanuts/cashews/walnuts with a meal. mix them up! 1-2 tablespoons of a natural nut butter - peanut butter, almond butter. have an avocado with a meal.

 

so to review, I would suggest you add to the meals some healthy fats (they wont make you fat), and stick to fats for snacks and not carbs.

 

try it for a week and lemme know what you think!

 

many thanks for the question

Michael

 

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on your other thread you talked about bcaa's what is a good source for these

 

and what would be a good pre/post workout supplements (on a limited income) does the stuff wally world sell work or do i need to bight the bullet and go to GNC

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Bcaa's are vital. Universal, xtend, aminocore, all make good ones you can find cheap online

 

Nutraplanet.com has a very low.price on bsn's amino x

 

What brands are sold at wally world?

 

Pre workout simple caffeine found in black coffee is adequate. This whole nonsense that u need a pre workout is baloney .

 

Post workout real food is ideal, but a protein shake with carbs can do in a pinch.

 

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Been a while since I've posted on this thread, but wanted to update everyone and let you all know of our new partnership with CLAY Health Club and Spa in creating the CLAY DX Sports Labs on the NY/CT border.

 

We are running the first and only GEARs machine inside of a health club where we can assess and measure not only your swing, but your 3D biomechanics in pretty much any sport.  Our company also gives you 'trackman numbers' for your body and does diagnostic bloodwork to measure hormones, micronutrients, allergies, and dna testing for aging.  All of this information part of an integrated wellness program that we use to measure and not guess about your health, your nutrition, and your training.  

Here's my first instructional tip video using some of the software - 

Best in health and golf, 

Michael

 

http://youtu.be/SAuSIchIqwQ?list=UU70VyYNEvfoJp6Fld3HwCLw

 

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Sounds awesome, Manavs, glad to see you back on the boards. If you get free time, stop in and give some tips/feedback. Was thinking about starting a winter workout program thread, to gain a few yards next spring. Would love to get some feedback from a professional.

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We need to get the MGS crew up here and do a story :D

 

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