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Hiking Snacks

June 26th, 2009 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Exercise, Protein and calories, Recipes, surgical weight loss, weight loss plan, weight loss surgery, Weight loss surgery results

Hiking has become a favorite activity for many of our weight loss surgery patients here at LapSF.  If hiking isn’t something you normally do, try fitting it into your next vacation to the mountains or if you have a weekend with nothing planned.  It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get some great exercise in at the same time.  So what are the best choices for food and snacks along the way?  If you’re doing a day hike, its best to still aim for three meals a day versus snacking all day long.  Plan on having breakfast and dinner at home, bring lunch and a snack or two for the hike.  Good snack ideas might include a protein drink, string cheese (keep it cold), turkey or beef jerky, dried nuts and fruit, fresh fruit, celery, carrots, or rice cakes.  As always, maintaining hydration is vital so bring plenty of water and sip on your fluids throughout the day.

 

Amy Ingols, RD

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