Health WEIGHTLOSS: Food

WEIGHTLOSS / MAINTENANCE Food Items

Sunday, May 26, 2013Traveliztera

What did I eat during my recently finished weightloss process?
What am I eating while maintaining my weight right now?


To all the people who want to lose or maintain weight and don't know what or where to buy foods (especially those from the Philippines), you'll be surprised with my selection because you won't see apples, celery sticks, and the like in this list (but I still eat those natural foods because they are essential, and so should you! hehe! I just want to give alternatives to those who aren't fond of eating such wonderful organics. But trust me, you're better off eating the natural stuff while trying to lose weight because they're definitely healthier and better for weight management.)

These are only some of the snacks I eat. I shall blog more about this topic later on (like my breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals). =)

1. HAIN PURESNAX CARROT CHIPS





This is a good alternative to plain tortilla chips. This one has a great flavor. It isn't bland and if you're not a fan of carrots, it's okay because this doesn't have a carroty taste. This one's so addicting! I totally love this!

CALORIE COUNT: 23 chips - 150 calories
WHERE TO BUY: Healthy Options

2. QUAKER OATS COOKIES : HONEY NUTS


I'm sure you've seen these cookies everywhere! I used to ignore them but when I tasted HONEY NUTS, I GOT TOTALLY HOOKED!


CALORIE COUNT: 135 calories ANOTHER OPTION: Quaker Oats RAISIN Cookies (has fewer calories compared to this flavor)
WHERE TO BUY: Almost any grocery store in the Philippines...




3. OVEN ROASTED PEANUTS AND ALMONDS


Nuts are essential in a healthy diet.

Make sure they are either raw or oven roasted with no salt nor oil.


ALMONDS CALORIE COUNT: 24 almonds - 170 calories OVEN TOASTED PEANUTS CALORIE COUNT: 1/4 cup- 80 calories
WHERE TO BUY: Peanuts Stands (uhm duh me! haha!) But I buy my almonds at Healthy Options.




4. JACK 'N JILL PRETZELS : MILKY KNOTS


Who said they're banned from healthy eaters!? My rule is TO NEVER DEPRIVE YOURSELF. Of course, you still have to watch out for those calories but it doesn't mean that you have to entirely avoid them. You can eat them in moderation. It's important that you're still enjoying foods such as this. I TOTALLY LOVE PRETZELS MILKY KNOTS!!! YUMMM!

CALORIE COUNT: 12 pretzels - 140 calories
WHERE TO BUY: Almost any grocery store in the Philippines... You can also see them at Sari-Sari stores/stands.




5. GARDEN OF EATIN' MINI WHITE STRIPS ( TORTILLA CHIPS OUT OF WHITE CORN )


I love TORTILLA CHIPS! I've seen yummy chips out there that are also low in calories but this one's awesome because this is organic!

CALORIE COUNT: 18 chips - 140 calories
WHERE TO BUY: Healthy Options



6. BETTER BALANCE PROTEIN CHIPS - CRISPY PARMESAN


If you're into PROTEIN, then this one's for you. Due to its high soy protein content, this bag only has 110 calories with 0 g of saturated fat! Talk about having chips with no worries about the calories! This one has different flavors such as Chili Nacho Cheese and White Cheddar (but the calories are higher than this Crispy Parmesan one).

CALORIE COUNT: 110 calories
WHERE TO BUY: Healthy Options

7. ATKINS ADVANTAGE - MARSHMALLOW MUDSLIDE



The calorie's somehow high but it's a good alternative to those who usually skip meals. Have this rather than starving yourself!!! NEVER skip meals. This one is a grab and go food with only 3g of Net Carbs , 1g of Sugar, and 15g of Protein. I'm not really an advocate of products with "low carbs" or "low fat" labels or claims since there will definitely be a compensation among the other nutrients/ingredients, not making the calorie count lower (and if you want to lose weight, you should be checking the calorie count first--not if it is low fat or low carbs), but whenever I'm craving for sweets such as cakes and brownies, which are higher in carbs than in protein, I go for these babies instead.

CALORIE COUNT: 210 calories
ANOTHER OPTION:
Atkins Endulge. See next item.
WHERE TO BUY: HEALTHY OPTIONS

8. ATKINS ENDULGE - NUTTY FUDGE BROWNIE



The calorie's lower than ATKINS ADVANTAGE (the one above) because the PROTEIN content is only 7g. Despite a lower amount of protein, there's only 0g of Sugar and 2g of Net Carbs in this treat.

CALORIE COUNT: 170 calories
WHERE TO BUY: Healthy Options



9. WEST SOY UNSWEETENED VANILLA SOYMILK



You might have noticed that I'm into PROTEIN right now. Well, protein is more filling and lower in calories compared to CARBOHYDRATES. Anyway, I will discuss that later on in my future entries. I usually mix my soymilk with my whey protein shake for awesome protein combos.

CALORIE COUNT: 1 cup - 100 calories
WHERE TO BUY: Healthy Options

10. HARVEY FRESH SKIM MILK

via harveyfresh.com.au


Just like the one above, I drink this with my whey protein shake. Most of the time though, I partner this with my cereals.

CALORIE COUNT: 1 cup - around 83 calories
WHERE TO BUY: Grocery Stores such as SM Save More



11. SHOW ME THE WHEY PROTEIN MIX



A good post-workout snack is a protein shake partnered with a skim or soy milk.

CALORIE COUNT: 1 scoop - 80 calories
WHERE TO BUY: Healthy Options

12. HAIN PURE FOODS POPPED CORN CAKE



One tip in eating is to eat airy foods such as popcorn, popped chips, and POPPED CORN CAKE! One cake is only 50 calories and there's 0g of fat!

CALORIE COUNT: 1 popped corn cake - 50 calories
WHERE TO BUY: Healthy Options

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I hope this entry helped some of you in choosing awesome snacks while trying to maintain your weight! See? You can still enjoy eating while dieting! :)
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HEALTHY OPTIONS Branches:
Greenbelt Mall
Greenbelt 5 Phase 2 B1-11 Ayala Center, Makati City
Tel. No.: 729-6104

Bonifacio High Street
Unit IE12 - IE13, Building/Block 5, 933 Bonifacio High Street, Fort Bonifacio Global City,
Taguig City
Tel No.: 856-3008
Fax No.: 856-3007

Shangri-La Plaza
Level 1, Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA, Mandaluyong City
Tel. No.: 635-0321

SM City Cebu
145-146 North Wing, Upper Ground Floor, SM City Cebu
Tel#: (032) 236-3395

SM City Pampanga
1 Unit AX3-101 Ground Floor, SM City Pampanga, Lagundi, Mexico, Pampanga
Tel. No.: (045) 961-0724

SM Mall of Asia
Unit 2157-2158 Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Bay City, Pasay City 1300
Tel No 556-0240 or
556-0241 (fax)

SM City Manila
Main Building Level 2 SM City Manila
Tel. No.: 400-5632

Festival Super Mall
Level 2, Festival Supermall Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Tel. No.: 850-3877

SM City Clark
Unit 1172-1173 Ground Level, SM City Clark, M. Roxas Highway Clark Special Economic Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga
Tel (6345) 499-0041,
Fax (6345) 499-0042

Powerplant Mall
Unit 202GB, Level R2, Powerplant Mall,Rockwell Center , Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City , 1200
Tel#: 899-6519
Fax#: 899-6520

SM Megamall
Building B Level 2 SM Megamall
Tel. No.: 636-1310

SM North Edsa
Main Building Lower Level SM City North EDSA,
Quezon City
Tel. No.: 920-9267

Rustan's Makati
Rustan Supermarket, Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Tel. No.: 893-1714

SM City Davao
Unit 131 G/F, SM City Davao Quimpo Boulevard corner Tulip Drive, Ecoland Subdivision, Matina, Davao City 8000
Tel #: (082) 282-0399
Fax #: (082) 282-0400

Trinoma
Unit 3095, Level M3, Trinoma, EDSA corner North Avenue, Barangay Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City
Tel No.: (632) 943-1765
Fax No.: (632) 943-1764
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Thanks to Mara for her request! :D That became a reminder because I had a plan before to blog about the foods I eat whenever I'm trying to control my weight.

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35 Travelers with Comments. Click to comment!

  1. here's what I read about almonds (also blogged in our FTW blog :D)

    WHY YOU'LL GLOW - "Eating a handful of almonds every day boosts levels of vitamin E, one of the most important antioxidants for skin health," says Baumann. You'll get a surge in moisture too - a boon for those prone to dryness.

    HEALTH BONUS - Though nuts are high in calories, women who ate them at least twice a week were less likely to gain weight than those who rarely did, in a new study of over 50,000 women.

    -- Prevention magazine, April 2010 issue.

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  2. Em - Thanks for the additional info! ;D Hahaha go health enthusiasts!!! :D I totally <3 almonds hahaha!

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  3. paano naman kaming mga may probs sa pagpapabigat? lol

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  4. nice useful tips. ahve u tried fat burning soup?

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  5. JAG - damihan ang protein! hahaha!

    CHINGOY - thanks :) i've tasted one but i didn't use that in my weightloss process :) but i believe it's effective since it's made of ingredients that are considered as "negative calories" :)

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  6. The carrot chips look yummy!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  7. mukang pareho kami ng problema ni pareng jag...protein lang ba talaga kelangan para mag weight gain?

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  8. Great post. I love almond and roasted peanuts.

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  9. I'm sticking with Milky Knots ahahahahahaha. Saka na ko magdidiet kapag may beltbag na ako... but your site is admirable the way you try to help those who are... challenged hehehe.

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  10. thanks for being a follower..i will read your post as soon as my exams are finished thanks~ :D

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  11. ahehehe..weight loss pla ito ahehehe...kailangan ko siguro yan...woot... blog hop hop... ^_^

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  12. eii ^_^ sis i've been trying to lose weight as early as 17 y.o!! but I didn't get any good result (sob)!!!

    >> am not that fat, pero talagang malaki ako!! (malaking bulas)!!
    and everytime I've tried so many things to diet palaging bigo!! nag exercise din ako!!!

    pero so far carry pa naman ang weight!!!

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  13. POSTED THE AWARD YOU GAVE ME IN MY NEW PAGE!!! :) THANKS AGAIN TRAVELIZTERA!!!

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  14. forgot to put the page HAHA

    http://imissyouhotcakes.blogspot.com/p/september.html

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  15. I'm going to be on diet soon (after I give birth). Baka I would need to resort to soup diet muna to save on money muna. But it's good to know the Jack and Jill Pretzels are not off limits :)

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  16. Thanks for following Georgia's simply pretty things. I am your new follower :).

    xx

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  17. wow...thanks for mentioning those..love ko rin yung milk na pretzel..kaso di na ko nakakakain nun haha :P

    follow na din kita huh.? ^^

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  18. Thanks for posting this. My main problem is really portion control. I mean, it's so easy to finish 1 whole bag of chips or 1 big bar of chocolate thinking that it's just one serving... yun pala 1 bag sometimes is 6 servings! haha. Btw, you can include the new Nestle Yogurt with Jelly here :) 1 cup only has 70 calories.

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  19. been looking for healthy chips for a few months now. thanks for posting! it never occured to me to check out healthy options. =)

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  20. MARIE - they really are yummmyyy :D thanks for visiting!!!

    ENTENG - protein + workout :P

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  21. Eden - Thank you ! :) I'm a huge fan of nuts too!!! :D

    Glen - Hahaha MILKY KNOTS FTW!!! Hehe! Thanks Glen! ;D

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  22. Ayu - Thank you as well! :)

    SUPER G - hahaha hi! :D thanks for droppin by! ;) HOP HOP!

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  23. Ferryjjoi - carry pa naman db? ;D to be honest, minsan, kahit payat, d okay tignan... may mga tao talaga na nadadala nalang talaga sa way nila ipresent sarili nila :D dba!? :D weight is no longer an issue -- confidence na toh! hehe!

    Miss Innocent - awww thank you!!! u deserve it! ;D

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  24. hangingbridge - ohh the soup diet! Good luck on your weightloss! And congrats for havin' a baby! ;D

    Ribka - Thanks so much!!!

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  25. Georgia - Awww thanks! :)

    ayu - How was your exam? :D Thanks for following btw! And tara, kain na tayo ng milky knots!!! :D

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  26. Kate - No prob! ;D Yes that's true! :(( That's why people find it weird for me to be counting how many chips I've already eaten everytime I eat the huge bags which have plenty of servings ! hahaha! Thank you for reminding me about the Nestle Yogurt Jelly snack! I also eat that! hahaha! I like the pandan flavor!

    Ayen - aww i'm so glad i was able to help u out... :D

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  27. Hmm, interesting. I should show this to my mom - she's a nutritionist! ;)

    QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

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  28. good snack tips! i am always looking for new healthy snacks for work that dont need to be refrigerated.

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  29. Lexy - Really? I actually wanted to be a nutritionist! :D

    Eugenia - Thank you! I hope this helped u a lot! :D

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  30. naks, ang travel blog naging health blog na.. hehe..

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  31. wow. I like. tamang-tama sa goal ko. =)

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  32. i love milky knots!!!

    in response to your question on my blog re: churros in Sydney:
    We have Chocolateria San Churro
    http://www.sanchurro.com/
    they serve yummy churro
    click on Contact Us for their locations.

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  33. This is really interesting, I need healthy foods like these since I have a tendency to binge, hehe. Btw your blog is very entertaining indeed. Great work:-)

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  34. This is great! List of snacks that are all good for dietary program. At least, its not hard at all.

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