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Release your vise grip on the Twizzlers. The 10 foods here will insta-jolt you into the fast lane. Munch on one to three of these daily, says Kimball.
1 ounce low-fat cheese 50-90 calories
8 ounces Greek yogurt (0% or 2% fat) 120-150 calories
1 ounce any nuts approx. 175 calories
1/2 cup wasabi peas 120 calories
1 small banana with 1 tablespoon peanut or almond butter 188 calories
1 cup strawberries, sliced 53 calories
15 Triscuit Thin Crisps 130 calories
17 Genisoy Soy Crisps, real cheddar cheese flavor 110 calories
1 South Beach Living High-Protein Cereal bar, peanut butter flavor 140 calories
16-ounce Berry Filling smoothie from Jamba Juice 160 calories
Bonus Tip: Mid-Morning Refresher
Wet your whistle! Water is an oomph-inducing essential. "Because the human body is made up of 60 to 75 percent water, when you're dehydrated you also become fatigued," says Jim Karas. How much H2O do you need? Many experts recommend 64 ounces daily. Both Karas and Kimball suggest drinking half your body weight in ounces, because water intake should be relative to your body mass (e.g., a 140-pound woman requires 70 ounces of water daily).