5 great snacks to get you through a fast day

Fast days can be hard. When I first explain my new Way of Eating (WoE) to people, they can’t understand how I can only eat 600 calories in a day. That’s probably because they don’t know about the great low-calorie snacks I’ve found that keep hunger at bay.

  1. Miso Soup – Miso soup makes a wonderful lunch/snack on a fast day, and can be adapted to all kinds of different tastes. The one that I make comes in at about 75 calories. Its also healthy, easy to make and totally delicious! Check out this recipe for miso soup if you feel inspired.

  2. Rice cakes – whilst rice cakes may not be nutritionally rich, low-fat rice cakes are only 29 calories, and are surprisingly filling.  However, because of their high glucose content they can cause blood sugar spikes, so the may not be the perfect solution for everybody.

  3. Pickles – A medium size pickle (3-4 inches long) has only 8 calories, leaving plenty of room for your main meals. Don’t eat too many though – although they are low in calories, they are high in sodium.

  4. Green tea – Green tea contains no calories, is full of good nutrients and tastes great – what’s not to like?

  5. Frozen fruit – although grapes are only 2 calories, once I start eating them I can’t stop! The answer to this issue is freezing them beforehand, so they become mini grape-popsicles. These taste great, and because they are frozen are difficult to wolf through – so I find myself eating 2-3, not 20-30! Even better – try blueberries or strawberries, which are less sugary than grapes so contain fewer calories.



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