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3 Treats to Win the Battle Against Diet Hunger
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Three Diet Treats to Battle Hunger
Serious dieting is mostly a battle with hunger.
Understanding how to create a calorie deficit is easy. Setting protein targets at around 1g/lb of bodyweight is easy. Timing your carbs is even easy. It’s the persistent energy deficit that’s hard.
You feel physically slow as body fat gets low. Your body screams for more food. And as the weeks of caloric deficit compound, the hunger gets worse. As you’re eating one meal, all you can think about is how long you have to wait until the next.
Finding ways to add volume of food without a ton of calories between meals is the hack to beat hunger as it intensifies.
As I diet down for my first bodybuilding show, I’ve stolen three ideas for diet treats from Chris Bumstead, 4x Mr Olympia in Classic Physique.
These treat all involve just protein, fruit, ice, and/or nut butter. That’s it. No sugar added. No dairy unless you want to add it
Protein Pudding. A thick protein pudding made of protein powder, nut butter, and water. It’s the easiest to make because it doesn't require a blender. Base recipe:
1 scoop whey protein powder. I use Optimum Nutrition Natural Chocolate. Use another flavor if you prefer, but we all know it’s hard to beat chocolate.
1 tbsp peanut or almond butter.
About 1-2 tbsp of water.
Put the protein in a mug. Add small amount of water and stir until a thick mixture that slowly runs off spoon is formed. Add nut butter and stir to thick pudding consistency. Eat.
210 calories. 28g protein. 6g carbs. 9g fat. You can cut the protein or nut butter serving to half to reduce calories if necessary.
BCAA Slushie. Like an ice cone made of BCAAs, ice, and water. The lowest calorie option. Surprisingly filling.
1 scoop BCAA powder. Nutricost Watermelon is my favorite. Experiment with your favorite flavor. Any can be good.
1-2 cups of crushed or small cube ice.
About 1/4 cup of water to consistency.
Put the ice in a blender cup. Add BCAAs. Pour water on top. Blend until smooth. Eat.
About 30 calories. 6g protein from BCAAs. 1g carbs. 0g fat.
Protein Ice Cream. Kind of soft serve made with just protein powder, banana, almond milk, and nut butter (optional). Tastes the best.
1 scoop whey protein powder. I use Optimum Nutrition Natural Chocolate here too. Use another flavor if you prefer.
1/2-1 frozen banana.
About 1/4-1/2 cup of almond milk. Can use water instead, but 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk is like 10 calories and tastes better.
1 tbsp of peanut butter (optional and amazing).
Put the ice in a blender cup. Add protein powder, banana, and nut butter. Pour almond milk on top. Blend until smooth. Eat.
330 calories. 29g protein. 33g carbs. 11g fat.
240 calories without nut butter. 26g protein. 30g carbs. 3g fat.
Beat hunger with these treats. Enjoy your diet. Stay stronger for longer.
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