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Silver Bodybugg Note:  This giveaway is now closed.  Congrats to comment #2304, Kim, who’s favorite healthy snack is honeycrisp apples with peanut butter (one of mine, too!)

OBB Faves has formerly been called “Friday Faves” and I decided to change the name since it seems we rarely do these on actual Fridays anymore!  If you’ve never read a Friday Faves post, here’s what you need to know:  These are never sponsored posts.  They’re just fun things we love and we think you’ll love too.  Kind of like girls getting together to chat over lunch.  It’s all about what’s going on in our lives and in our kitchens at the moment.  Since we’ve been focusing on healthy, wholesome food all month long, I thought this would be a perfect addition since it’s something I really love.

I’ve been using a bodybugg on and off for several years now.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve answered the question, “What is that thing you wear on your arm?”  I first saw them on one of my favorite shows:  The Biggest Loser.  If you look carefully, you’ll notice the contestants always have a strap around one of their arms, right about at the bicep.

BL with Bodybugg

It’s a device that tracks calorie expenditure, and allows you to track calorie consumption. Weight-loss, as stressful and frustrating as it can be, is really 2 very simple principles at the core:  calories out vs. calories in.  The bodybugg helps you get a clear picture of both, taking much of the guess work out of weight-loss.  Studies have shown that the majority of people underestimate the number of calories they are taking in, and overestimate what they’re burning, which often leads to the frustrating “but I’m eating healthy and exercising and I’m not losing anything!”  I’ll explain more below, but first, this fun little device.

I  use the older, classic bodybugg:

Bodybugg

Now they have new, sleek models that do fancy things like connect via bluetooth to your computer or cell phone:

Silver Bodybugg

And even have fun colors and designs to personalize them:

Colorful Bodybugg

So, how exactly does it work?  You can read the scientific explanation here.  That explanation includes fancy words like Accelerometer, Heat Flux , and Galvanic Skin Response.  So let me give you the simplified version.  The bodybugg is worn on the upper part of your arm and through all of that fancy-schmancy scientific stuff it’s able to calculate, with over 90% accuracy, the number of calories you burn each day.  After wearing the device, you plug it into your computer and it will show you all sorts of data.  For example, this is a screen shot of my activity from a day last week.  You can tell I work out in the mornings as my calorie-per-minute burn is spiked during that time.

Activity Log

It’s really interesting to see how things are impacted by the type of day I have.  For example, on busy days where I run tons of errands and find myself pushing carts around the grocery store and Target, I burn tons of calories!  (An excuse to shop!)  When I have the bugg on it almost becomes a little game for me and I find myself parking farther from stores, or taking stairs instead of the escalator, just to see how many calories I can burn that day.

Now that you know how many calories are burning off, it’s important to know how many calories are going in.  I use the bodybugg program to track what I eat during the day. In addition to the huge database of food already in the program, you can enter and save your own foods, or create recipes, etc.  easily creating a clear picture of what you’re consuming.  For example, here was a day from my week last week.

Food Log

Within the program you enter all of your own body facts (weight, height, body fat %, etc. etc.) and can create a goal based on your own lifestyle.  From there, the guesswork is taken out of the equation.  At the end of each day I plug my bodybugg into the computer and based on the data my bodybugg collected during the day, combined with the food information I logged in during the day, I get an easy-to-read graphic like this:

Calorie Deficit

It’s a simple balance.  At the end of the day you will either have a deficit, or a surplus.  One pound is equal to 3500 calories.  To lose 1 pound, you need to burn 3500 calories more than you consume.  Likewise, if over the course of say, a week, you consume 3500 more than you burn, you’ll gain 1 pound.  So if I want to lose 1 pound per week, I just need to watch those numbers and make sure at the end of each day I have a deficit of 500 calories, which is completely doable.  As you can see from my chart, I aim to burn 2900 calories, and I eat 1900 calories each day, which leaves me with a deficit of 1000 calories which translates into a 2lb per week weight loss.  It makes it easy to make choices, like at the end of the day I can look at my balance and if I have a good deficit, I can enjoy a treat guilt-free knowing I have room in my calorie balance for it.  And if I cut it too close that day, it helps me to just brush my teeth and stop eating for the night.

It also shows you how your body changes.  My numbers now, compared to 6 months ago are much different.  I’m quite a bit smaller now, and it takes a lot more work to burn the same amount of calories than I did when I weighed more.  That has helped me adjust my diet accordingly and stay on track.

Having a device like this still takes all the dedication and effort that weight-loss requires.  It won’t pump magic through your veins, or force you to eat well.  You still have to have the focus to log your food and be active, but it will tell you exactly what’s going on with your body.  If you’re like me and love spreadsheets, charts, and list-making, you’ll love this.  I made a rather hefty goal at the end of last summer, and over the past months I’ve had my bodybugg on and lost nearly 50 pounds (Nearly.  When I finally get there, I’m going to tell all y’all about it.)

You can check out the different models here.  Note that the armbands come with a subscription to the online program for 3 months.  After that, you do need to pay a subscription fee of $6.95/month for the online part (where you log your calories, etc.)  I think it’s annoying that you have to pay for that, but that’s just how it is.  Luckily it’s not much.  As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I don’t sell these, nor was I asked to write about them- it’s just something I’ve had success with and I’ve recommended them to lots of friends who have had success as well.  I really love it!

Giveaway!

One lucky reader out there is going to get to love it too.  We’re giving away a Bodybugg!  To enter, leave one comment only on this post.  In your comment share your favorite healthy snack idea.  (Mine is nut butter on a whole grain english muffin with banana, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a little drizzle of agave syrup.)  We’ll announce a winner in about a week.  Good luck!

NOTE:  If you have any questions about the product, they will probably get lost in the comments.  Feel free to shoot me an email at [email protected]

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  1. 1
    Michelle Faldmo says:

    My favorite healthy snack is some original fiber one cereal mixed with a 1/2 tbsp peanut butter and some honey. I would live one of these to help me count my calories I burn.

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    Hannah says:

    This would be so awesome to have! I am a college student and walk everywhere and try to eat healthy, but it would be so fantastic to be able to actually keep track.

    One of my very favorite snacks is a whole wheat tortilla sprayed with cooking spray and sprinkled with cinnamon and then toasted in a pan. I cut it into triangles like chips and dip it in a tablespoon of almond butter, along with baby carrots. YUM. :)

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    susanne says:

    My favorite healthy snack are Clementines. They take away my sugar cravings and they always taste delicious to me.

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    Ooh I love an apple with a slice of cheddar cheese, or some greek yogurt mixed with a banana.

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    Jentri King says:

    I love to have apples dipped in low fat vanilla yogurt for my healthy snack.

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    Amy says:

    My favorite healthy snack is celery or apples with peanut butter.

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    NaDell says:

    My favorite healthy snack is a Cutie Clementine. Love those cute little guys!

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    Melanie S. says:

    I so need this! My favorite healthy snack-air popped popcorn!

  9. 9

    My favorite snack is simply an apple!

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    Laurel Lakey says:

    My favorite healthy snack is ground turkey cooked with salsa and spooned into mini tortilla chip bowls. Its a recipe I got from a really good Biggest Loser cookbook. I’ve got a goal to get under a.certain weight in this, my 30th year of life. And no, I won’t be telling you what that number is! ;) But I’ve had my eye on one of these Body Bugs for a while now, and I think it would be the perfect addition to my journey to a healthier weight.

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    candice says:

    My healthy snanck is greek yogurt….I would LOVE to have this, i just had a baby and am trying to lose that darn baby weight!

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    SarahLynn Camper says:

    Egg with slice of toast. Love the protein in the morning.

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    Kandie M. says:

    Carrots and hummus is my go-to healthy snack!

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    Shanna says:

    I love Cutie clementines or Wheat Thins dipped in cottage cheese! I would love this!

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    Karen says:

    I love peanut butter and apples. They do help me make it through a tough day. I am diabetic and this looks like it could be very beneficial!

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    Margarita Auslander says:

    Favorite healthy snack – almond butter with blueberries!!!

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    Brittany says:

    My favorite healthy snack is sliced turkey and cheese. Good protein :)
    I would love to win this to help me lose the baby weight!

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    Mary says:

    I like to spread hummus on a tortilla and roll it up for a healthy snack ;)

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    Michelle says:

    Oh, I love peanut butter on apples or celery.

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    Angel S. says:

    Oh how I have wanted one of these! My favorite go to snack lately is baked kale. We love it and my boys will eat off the pan before I can get it on a plate! Score!

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    Karli says:

    Apple slices with a bit of “cookie butter”. (Speculoos cookie butter sold at Trader Joes. SO delicious!)

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    Whenever I see these, I always wonder if you get a tan line where the device hitches to your arm? :)

    My favorite snack is simply a banana, a bit on the green side, but still sweet.

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    Cecily says:

    My favorite healthy snack right now is tuna with a bit of low fat mayo on a serving of wheat thins. YUM.

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    Stacey says:

    My favorite healthy snack right now is frozen grapes.

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    Jacque says:

    I love veggies and dill dip. I’ve been making it with greek yogurt lately to make it a little more healthy. Abouta 40 calories per TBS. I’ve seen the Body Bug for several years and have always wanted one. Wish me luck!

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    Katie says:

    I love celery with some peanut butter and Craisins on top!

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    Jessica N. says:

    String cheese and wheat thins!

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    Debbie B says:

    I love a apple with peanut butter!!!

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    I love an apple with freshly ground almond butter and homemade granola.

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    Katy says:

    I love wrapping a slice or two of turkey around a cheese stick and nuking that for about 15 seconds to get the cheese sort of soft… it’s delicious and keeps me from gorging out on junk food (most of the time!)

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    Jane says:

    Greek yogurt topped with homemade granola

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    Kristen Gillem says:

    I love peanut butter and apples…or pumpkin Choc chip muffins!

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    Manda says:

    My favorite healthy snack in cucumbers and vinegar.

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    erin o. says:

    I love antz on a log. Peanut butter with celery and raisins!

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    Ashley says:

    My favorite snack is a clementine. It’s sweet and hits the perfect spot.

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    Cindy Lawrence says:

    Winning this would be such a blessing for me!!! Thank you for offering this giveaway :) My healthy snack for when I just need that chocolate fix is to take a popcorn cake and spread just a thin layer of Nutella over it then add a slice of apple. Mmmmmmmmmm I get the crunch, the chocolate and some healthy fiber that fills my tummy…..

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    Joyce Au says:

    Healthy snack would be: Greek Yogurt + Frozen banana + Blueberries!

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    sarita says:

    I love berries with Greek yogurt, yum! Congrats on your weight loss!

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    I make smoothies using dark chocolate almond milk, a banana, oatmeal that has been ground into a fine powder, and a scoop of PB2 (powdered peanut butter) – so delicious and so filling!

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    Holly says:

    My favorite snack is an apple with peanut butter!

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    Tammy says:

    I love almonds as a healthy snack – the new cocoa roasted are awesome!

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    Gretchen Kostedt says:

    I love snacking on frozen grapes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Christy says:

    I’m trying to lose 30lbs of baby weight. 16 more to go! Apple slices and a half-tablespoon of peanut butter.

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    Jessie says:

    My favorite healthy snack this week is grapefruit!

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    Diane says:

    my favorite snack is a Zone bar, not sure if that qualifies as ‘healthy’ but they are great when I’m at work-keeps me from raiding the ever present junk food table, most of the time.
    Thank you for this information. I would think the results would be a real eye-opener for me and many others.

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    Carla says:

    One of my favorite healthy snacks is supe simple, baby carrots dipped in low fat ranch. It doesn’t require any prep and I can easily keep it on hand.

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    Eligonma says:

    I love navel oranges as a snack. Great giveaway!

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    Jenny says:

    I love string cheese with an apple or baby carrots. What a great giveaway! I could definitely use one of these to help me lose this stubborn baby weight. Congrats on your weight loss!

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    Heather says:

    Peppers in peanut butter!

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    Nicole says:

    My favorite healthy snack is an apple with peanut butter!

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    Rhonda says:

    I love apples and peanut butter, hands down. It’s my perfect pick me up!

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    Sue Hancock says:

    The Bodybugg looks like a great tool! Favorite snack….celery stick with nut butter and a couple of raw almonds.

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    Heather says:

    Ooh! I’d love this!! My favorite snack is a banana dipped in hot chocolate mix. It’s strangely satisfying and extremely filling.

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    Emily Harper says:

    Handful of almonds and an apple. Simple, crunchy, and sweet!

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    veronica says:

    dark chocolate covered acai berries. wasabi spiced nori sheets from trader joes. any and every type of fruit. an avocado. some turkey jerky. yum:)

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    Christina says:

    Quitting smoking for me is relatively easy… its stoping myself constantly eating instead thats my problem! When I gave up I gained 2 stone but recently I managed to loose every single calorie of it! Every time I was hungry (even if I had just eaten – DAMN YOU CRAVINGS!) I’d have a glass of sparkling water and spoon full of onken’s fat free vanilla yoghurt. The sparkling water replaced fizzy drinks for me and the delicious yoghurt stopped me reaching for the chocolate! If I was having a really bad day I’d have some fresh squeezed orange juice because the natural sugar would quell my cravings.

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    Kristen says:

    I love activia strawberry yogurt or a plain old apple

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    Lindsey says:

    My favorite healthy snack is peanut butter on a tortilla with sliced bananas and sliced strawberries, rolled up.

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    Sara says:

    My favorite snack is to melt some sharp cheddar cheese over a slice of apple on half an English muffin. Yummy!

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    Dianna Williams says:

    I love the Whole Wheat Mountain Bread, which Publix bakes, toasted and smeared with Blackberry Jam – No sugar added. I’d love to use this to help me lose those ten (maybe 15) nasty pounds that have snuck up on me while fanning hot flashes. Apparently that doesn’t burn many calories!

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    Anne says:

    Frozen grapes are a refreshing snack during the summer!

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    Hahna says:

    One of my favorite snacks is pita chips and cowboy caviar beam dip. Mmmmmm :) This is an awesome device!

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    Leslie Saunders says:

    I would love to enter. A family favorite snack in our house is veggie sticks and hummus.

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    TaraLee says:

    Greek Yogurt, cucumbers, salt and pepper and mint leaves on whole grain flat bread.

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    Jen says:

    Cucumber sliced into rounds and sprinkled with salt & pepper, and canned tuna mixed with just a touch of mayonnaise (or greek yogurt); make little mini sandwiches using the cucumber rounds as the “bread”!

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    Kathleen says:

    Ive had my eye on one of these for the longest time, I would love one! My fav snack right is seaweed sheets. I cut them into small rectangles (it’s much cheaper then getting the little packages of them). They are a yummy salty snack, and nearly calorie free.

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    Debbie says:

    A cinnamon rice cake smeared with a peanut butter and drizzled with lite Hershey
    s syrup..yum!

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    Kristin says:

    Blueberries dipped in Greek yogurt…frozen!

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    Victoria says:

    My favorite healthy snack (other than nuts): A tablespoon or two of avacado, mashed and mixed with a little salsa and spread on toast or whole wheat english muffin. I am still in transition clothes 3.5 yrs after my twins (and always gotten back down to pre-baby weight with all the others). This “bug” would help prove me right or wrong about my calorie consumption! It’s easier to concede to an electronic device vs. hubby :) I just hope it doesn’t remind me of my age!!!!

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    Becky Bradshaw says:

    I love a string cheese with sliced apples. It is so fast and easy to grab!

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    Erica says:

    A handful of almonds!

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    Darcie says:

    Hummus!

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    Stephanie says:

    I have two favorite healthy snacks: one is greek yogurt with a sprinkling of homemade granola, the other is a chocolate vitalicious muffin top. Have to have a go-to chocolate fix that is GOOD for you!

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    Lisa W. says:

    Coconut Yogurt with some dried cherries mixed in.

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    Christian says:

    Pb and cinnamon on a banana. Or kirklands beef jerky

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    Cindy Russell says:

    My favorite healthy snack is pineapple chobani.

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    Michele says:

    My favorite snack is sliced apples with a sliver for sliced parm cheese

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    Elizabeth W says:

    My favorite healthy snack is a cucumber cut longways with some cottage cheese on top (occasionally seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, and/or cilantro). :-)

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    Janel says:

    Apples with cheese! thanks for the giveaway opportunity, love this blog!

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    Kristen Mercer says:

    An apple with natural peanut butter is my favorite healthy snack!

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    Dean says:

    I love to make a dip out of greek yogurt, peanut butter, and honey and then dip fruit in it!

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    jill says:

    Almonds. Hits the spot every time!

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    Sallee says:

    This is going to sound crazy but 1/2 cup frozen blueberries and 2 packets of Splenda microwaved for about a minute until very warm. Add 1/2 c cottage cheese. Seriously tastes like eating a blueberry cheesecake

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    Kim says:

    One of my favorite healthy snacks is an apple sliced with a little nut butter. Any fruit that I can grab & eat on the go works well for me too.

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    Jane says:

    This electronic band may be just the item to help me overcome my constant struggles with weight and now Diabetes. Thank you for sharing such a simple yet thorough explanation of positive eating and moving (notice I didn’t say that four letter D*** word?)and the incentive to be accountable, It’s appreciated. Jane

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    Jeanne ODonnell says:

    My favorite healthy snack is popcorn. I love it! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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    Amy says:

    My favorite snack is simple — a handful of almonds!

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    Felisha says:

    My favorite is plain Greek yogurt with berries and walnuts. MMM!

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    Katie says:

    I love yogurt with some apple slices.

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    Jessica says:

    Good old PB on celery… can’t beat it, really.

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    Nicole B says:

    My favorite healthy snack is some air popped popcorn. Yep it’s a little plain but I love it.

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    Nic W says:

    A handful of nuts.

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    Clarissa says:

    This is so cool! My favorite healthy snack is in-season fruit.

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    Hannah says:

    My favorite snack is easy – just an organic gala apple! Otherwise if I want something salty – air popped popcorn always fills me up

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    Laura says:

    I love hummus and some vegetables to dip in it

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    Lena says:

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway!! My go to snack is string cheese an a few goldfish crackers.

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    Cami says:

    My favorite healthy snack is cottage cheese with saltines and/or cucumbers, or fruit.

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    Jenna C. says:

    Thin piece of toasted whole wheat bread with a smear of homemade farmers cheese.

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    Marie says:

    Raspberries

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    Amber J says:

    I love greek yogurt and cutie oranges.

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    Crystal M. says:

    My favorites are either low-fat cottage cheese with diced fresh strawberries or a handful of sweet chili flavored pistachios. Keeping my fingers crossed…I would love to win.

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    Jeanne says:

    A handful of almonds!

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    Nicole says:

    A Granny Smith apple and some cheese.

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    Lisa says:

    My go to sweet at the end of the day is frozen Greek yogurt! Heathy Choice makes them in 100 calorie cups, and they’re soooo delicious. Ice cream is a big temptation for me, so these safe my butt.

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    Nicole says:

    I like to make my own Granola bars.

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    Hilary says:

    My favorite snack is an apple!

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    Anne says:

    Homemade granola bar!

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    Karen says:

    My favorite healthy snack is a piece of fruit! I have a terrible sweet tooth so a clementine, banana or some strawberries really help that.

    I’m enjoying reading all the other comments, can always use some healthy snack ideas – thank you

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    Stephanie says:

    I love a plain rice cake with peanut butter. And a little honey drizzled on it for some extra sweetness.

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    Christina says:

    String cheese or a handful of pistachios are my go tos!

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    Susan says:

    I love celery or roasted almonds.

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    Brooke Michel says:

    My favorite healthy snack is vanilla Greek yogurt with fresh berries.

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    Jennifer says:

    My favorite snack is a really good apple, like a Jazz or Pink Lady. No boring old Red Delicious!

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    My healthy snack (usually pre or post gym) is 1 container Simplait vanilla yogurt, 1 fuji apple, diced, & a handful of Cheerios all mixed together!

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    Kassie B says:

    I love a handful of wheat thins with a small wedge of the light spreadable Swiss cheese & an apple… At least that is my preferred healthy snack when I’m not eating chocolate chip cookies for breakfast. :)

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    Lindsey Z. says:

    My favorite snack is homemade trail mix with almonds, craisins, protein rich cereal like Kashi, and a few very dark chocolate chips.

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    Amber says:

    a few celery sticks with Laughing Cow cheese in them.

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    Elisa says:

    I really love raw veggies and hummus

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    Shayleen Lunt says:

    Wowzers! After seeing those charts, I totally want one! I guess I’m a very visual person because I love those charts. I just had a baby (#4) seven weeks ago and feel like I’m at a standstill for losing the baby weight. This little device would be awesome! My favorite snack these-a days is cottage cheese with crushed pineapple. It satisfies my sweet tooth and (I hope) it’s healthy! Have to be sure it’s low fat/ fat free cottage cheese with the pineapple in juice and not syrup. Please pick me to win!!!

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    Sheila says:

    Hummus with peppadew peppers and carrots or baked pretzels is what gets me through the afternoon!

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    Barbie says:

    I love a smoothie made with Greek yogurt, frozen blueberries, a little fruit juice or ice to loosen things up, and spinach. I also sometimes some quick cooking oats to make it more filling.

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    Melissa says:

    Edamame is my favorite snack when I am craving something salty

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    Tiffany says:

    We loved edamame or hummus!

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    Sue says:

    Nearly 50 pounds! Awesome!

    I am back on WW after nearly a year so I am always searching for good healthy snacks. My favorite is a Greek yogurt dip that they sell at Costco. I cut up celery and dip away. Yum!

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    cottage cheese with an apple

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    Katie J says:

    My favorite healthy snack is apple slices and peanut butter :)

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    James says:

    Lightly salted almonds I roasted myself

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    Brooklin Healy says:

    Love you ladies! One of my favorite healthy snacks is hummus with fresh red peppers for dipping.

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    Alexis says:

    Popcorn!

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    Jen N. says:

    My favorite is a banana with some almond butter.

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    Carrie says:

    I love some yogurt and granola!

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    Becky says:

    I love Chobani passion fruit yogurt, or crackers with cheese and a slice of apple on top. Sure hope I win this!!

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    dana says:

    My favorite healthy snack is usually one of two things…if i am craving salty, then it’s popcorn. If i am craving sweet, then it’s fresh fruit! Thanks for the great give-away!

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    Amanda says:

    My favorite healthy snack is most definitely fat-free vanilla flavored Greek yogurt. Yum! :) Trying to lose the last of my “baby weight.” This would be an awesome way to track the rest of it… and I <3 charts! I'm geeky like that… cool!

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    Becky says:

    Fugi apple!

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    Kate E says:

    My fave snack is triscuits with a wedge of laughing cow cheese. A little protein, a little fiber, and surprisingly filling!

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    Lynn W. says:

    I would love to win this! My favorite snack is all natural almond butter smeared on a banana then rolled in granola and drizzled with honey. Yum!

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    Jennifer L. says:

    Cottage cheese and pistachios

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    Mama Kate says:

    I like to have a couple of almonds, a couple of dark chocolate chips and a couple of craisins for a snack.

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    Heather Mason says:

    My favorite healthy snack is 1/2 of a Fuji apple with a string cheese. Perfect combo of sweet/salty. :-)

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    Sarah Bolduc says:

    Fresh Fruit :)
    particularly apples with a bit of peanut butter with a smidge of pistachios on top

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    britney hicks says:

    I would looooove a bodybugg!!! Favorite healthy snack is veggies dipped in guacamole made with edemame, avocado, a tiny bit of plain fage, and a scoop of salsa.

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    Wynne says:

    I’m not much of a snacker but when I need/want a little something I usually grab some raw almonds or cut myself a piece of cheese.

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    My favorite healthy snack is to eat baby carrots while I’m cooking. Not only does it help fill me up, but if I’ve got something healthy in my mouth already I’m less likely to snack on dinner while it’s still cooking.

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    Jacqueline says:

    I love your roasted red pepper hummus with triscuits or veggies. Thanks for the chance!

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    Rachael W says:

    Oh I would love to use this. My favorite healthy snacks right now are: raw almonds and raisins, apple slices with peanut butter, and a berry banana spinach and oj smoothie. YUM!

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    Kristi says:

    A single slice of gouda with a dab of raspberry jam will do the trick for me. Yum!

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    Robyn says:

    dried mango slices!

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    Angel Whatt says:

    My fave healthy snack is sliced dill pickles on top of cottage cheese…

    yum >.<

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    Susan Wheatley says:

    Either a banana dipped in a tich of peanut butter or plain popcorn. Just starting this healthy eating lifestyle and would love some help with this fun invention!

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    Bree says:

    I love some yogurt, granola and bananas. It’s like dessert!

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    Audrey Hukari says:

    My favorite snack is almonds and craisins.

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    Lauren says:

    My favorite snack in the summer is frozen grapes and in the winter, it’s usually apples with a bit of peanut butter. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize!

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    Kara D says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love apples – they’re portable and filling!

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    Emily G says:

    Lately I’m in love with dipping fresh veggies into a wedge of laughing cow cheese!

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    Melissa says:

    Lately we’ve had a thing for Honeycrisp apples at our house. They’ve become a healthy favorite of the entire family.

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    My favorite snack is a rice cake with sunflower seed butter and jelly! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Suzie Howe says:

    I like to keep almonds in my purse to snack on when I am out and about.

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    Susan W. says:

    Chobani Greek yogurt-pineapple is my fav!

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    Leigh Ann says:

    Right now I’m loving tangelos. They’re in season and they’re delicious.

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    Kristi says:

    What a cool gadget! I’ve watched The Biggest Loser and haven’t noticed these, so now I’ll be obsessed with looking for them. My favorite snack is a handful of pistachios and some string cheese. The pistachios are time consuming to open so your snack lasts longer! If I win I will take it as a not-so-subtle hint to get it in gear!

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    robyn says:

    I love to dip ANYTHING in hummus…Sabra’s brand = MY BEST BITE!

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    Rhi Hoisington says:

    I’ll take all the help I can get!

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    Emily says:

    I love cottage cheese on toast with a little black pepper. Yum!

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    rachel says:

    my favorite snack is turkey and lowfat cheese roll-up. no carbs, and it gives me the perfect amount of energy to get me through until i’m ready for my next meal.

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    Amy E says:

    My favorite heathly snack is Greek yogurt with granola yum! Crossing my ohers I win the boy bug :)

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    Beth says:

    I like a low fat cheese stick with an apple. I really love peanut butter but cannot control myself, it’s not on the menu for now!

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    Michelle Funez says:

    This would bodybug would be awesome to win! My favorite healthy snack is apple slices with a little honey nut butter.

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    Jan in So Dak says:

    My new favorite snack is an Apple Pear. I just discovered them and they are fabulous- so sweet and juicy!

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    Farrah Johnson says:

    My favorite healthy snack is veggies+hummus!

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    Jordyn says:

    I love fruit; especially strawberries!

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    Nicole says:

    This looks awesome! I have been struggling with my weight for years (especially after my third child) and am at the point where I’m just so discouraged. Ok – favorite healthy snack…a banana with a tablespoon of Trader Joe’s cookie butter. (It’s probably not super healthy, I mean it has the word cookie written right on the jar)

    Thank you Sara and Kate for sharing your lives with us. You’ve both been a blessing to me since I’ve discovered this awesome site. Thanks again! :)

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    Barb Sutton says:

    Love Grapples!

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    Jill says:

    I mix season salt and garlic powder into nonfat plain greek yogurt then use it as a veggie dip.

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    Missy says:

    My favorite snack is greek yogurt. So yummy!

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    Terry says:

    I love roasted cauliflower or roasted sweet potato fries.

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    Lisa Y says:

    My favorite snacks are baby carrots and popcorn. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Rachel white says:

    Carrot sticks and hummus. Yum!

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    Tiffany says:

    I like veggies and fruit!! What an awesome giveaway!!

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    Dina S. says:

    We love frozen grapes

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      Karen Stott says:

      Pistachio nuts are my favorite healthy snack.
      Not only are they nutritious, they are antioxident powerhouses! A serving of 49 nuts equals 160 calories. They are tasty, satisfying, and it takes a while to crack ‘em open!

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    BJ says:

    I know it sounds strange…but I love natural PB with baby carrot sticks for dipping.

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    Sarah says:

    I would love one of these! On of my favorite snack is greek yogurt with a few nuts sprinkled in.

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    Kate says:

    I love a sliced apple with cottage cheese and cinnamon.

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    K says:

    Yogurt with granola.

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    Rebecca says:

    Wow, Sara! Congrats!!! My favorite snack is an apple with natural peanut butter. And, I just have to add that I made your hummus from your first cookbook the other day and that was delicious! I will never need to buy hummus again! My second favorite snack is baby carrots dipped in hummus!

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    Cheryl says:

    I love to get a handful of cocoa almonds and a handful of dried cherries and eat them together. Yum!

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    Jaime says:

    I love celery with better n peanut butter on top!

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    mew33 says:

    My snack is peanut butter toast.

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    Emily says:

    Honeycrisp apples or celery & PB do the trick for me….here’s hoping :)

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    rachel garber says:

    I love hummus and vegetables!

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    Michelle Ratto says:

    As a treat at night I eat 12 roasted, salted almonds (from Costco) with 12 Ghirardelli bittersweet chips. One of each in each bite. This helps satisfy my chocolate cravings.

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    Diane K says:

    One of my favorite healthy “desserts” is key lime pie yogurt with blueberries (I usually used frozen, thawed for a few minutes) and graham cracker crumbs sprinkled on top. It’s super yummy with cinnamon graham crackers, but it’s still pretty yummy with just a dash of cinnamon, too.

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    Amy says:

    My favorite is ants on a log. My kids love it and we have fun assembling them together. The peanut butter helps keep me full and the crunch of the celery along with the soft texture of the raisins… Yum!

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    Karrie Jaster says:

    Smoothies with whatever fruit I have on hand, topped with all the spinach that will fit in the blender.

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    cassie says:

    I made my 1st ever batch of homemade granola this weekend & I have to say I’m loving it. Quinoa, oats, applesauce, a little honey & some chopped raw almonds. Roast and then add whatever you want (dried fruit, choc chips etc)

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    Amanda says:

    I’m thinking this will really come in handy after our baby is born in June! I’m really excited about seeing the scale go down each week and not up. My favorite healthy snack is a handful of nuts and some dried fruit. I didn’t like either of these thing growing up and now I have to be careful not to eat a whole bag!

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    Ellie says:

    I love reading everyone’s healthy snack ideas! I like a handful of almonds or a string cheese with a few triscuits or a scrambled egg with spinach & a little ham, which surprisingly is only about 100 calories.

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    Amy says:

    Thanks for the great explanation! That’s a really intriguing device. My favorite snack is vanilla yogurt with strawberries, blueberries, and granola–my own little parfait!

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    Joseph Norby says:

    I love an apple dip I found on pinterest. Greek yogurt, peanut butter, honey and some cinnamon. Dip your apple slices in. So yummy and very filling.

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    Angie says:

    My favorite healthy snack is oatmeal with chocolate pb2. Only 200 calories, and I get my chocolate fix and a good dose of protein and fiber!

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      Dixie Taft says:

      What is bp2 and where do you find it?

      My favorite snack is 1 Laughing Cow cheese + 3 Wasa Crackers = 2 WW points. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. I cut and pasted the ones I wanted to try and printed them to hang on the inside of my kitchen cabinet.

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