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Hungry like a wolf...


Tuesday, March 05, 2013

This is going to break me. I'm watching my food intake but I'm struggling at work. I'll eat two packets of lower sugar oatmeal in the am and my lunch (tuna salad sandwich or can of soup) and usually a yogurt and either cuties or baby bell cheese for snacks (two snacks). But holy hell am I hungry by about 3-4. (I eat breakfast around 7, one snack around 10:30-11, lunch 12 or 12:30, and another snack about 2-2:30. By the time my work day is winding down I want to chew on my desk. I drink my 8 glasses (or more) of water too. But mid afternoon my stomach starts growling and gets really mean!

I have got to find a way to better tweak my diet to not go over my calories but still not want to eat Little Red Riding Hood. Especially since right after work is the gym and the last thing I need is to be dealing with hunger pangs while working out. I'd slip a protein bar or something in there but then I worry that will send my calories over.

I know part of the reason is I have to reserve so many calories for dinner because I'm still trying to make family meals work with what I need.

Blarg!
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BAMAJAM 3/12/2013 5:25PM

  Had to laugh at this blog because I am so often hungry like a wolf too!
Yes, it is smart to always try to pre-empt a hunger attack with a wholesome bite or two.--- I keep peanut butter and crackers in my desk drawer at work. Also, I keep plain almonds handy. Occasionally, I eat a hard cooked egg. I even try those instant oatmeal packets for an afternoon "remedy" at times!-----
Happy Sparking-- and know you are not alone.

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MJREIMERS 3/5/2013 9:58PM

    Make a peanut butter sandwich for your snacks. You can always cut it in half for two snacks. I found that I was starving if I didn't eat enough protein. I've also tried to "even out" my meals. 300 calories for breakfast and lunch and around 150 for each snack. This way it leaves me a little more for dinner. Maybe try protein. I hope it helps!!

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