There may be a couple things at play here.... your range may be too low (you've set an aggressive weight loss goal date, for example). Or the types of things you're eating are not keeping you fueled. For example-- potato chips have a bunch of calories but not much nutrition. They'll eat up (pun intended) your calorie range, but will not help you feel full or keep you going for a couple hours. And also, I think when we're first starting out, it may be a better idea not to cut back on the calories drastically. If you were used to eating twice that many calories a day, cutting it in half is a really big change to make suddenly.
And even if you're not allowed to bring food/ drinks into the lab-- surely there's a break room or something? A changing room where you leave your coat and pocketbook? A place you could leave a little cooler or a brown bag with some food in it, and take a break and eat a little something? A couple peanut butter crackers and some grapes. Some almonds and a small apple.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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