I have personally always been more hungry in the evenings than during the day. I tried all of the usual recommendations of eating more earlier, adding more protein, adding more fat, drinking more water - and frankly, nothing changed the fact that I was still hungry after dinner.
I finally decided to quit fighting my body, and what has worked for me is tracking my next day menu the night before, planning on smaller meals and snacks through the day, and giving myself lots of calories for evening snacks. I generally have half or more of my calories for dinner and later.
I like both sweet and salty, so my evening snacks always include a minimum of 438 cals:
40g of air-popped popcorn with 1/2 Tbsp of butter and 4 dash salt (204 cals)
10g of dark chocolate (60 cals)
hot cocoa made with 1-1/4c of skim milk, 2 Tbsp natural cocoa powder, and 1 tsp of maple sugar (174 cals)
I also leave enough room in my calories that I can also have a frozen yogurt bar (90 cals), or a bowl of plain yogurt sweetened with 1 tsp of maple sugar and with 100g of berries (140 cals), or a bowl of ice-cream (150 cals), or even a piece of self-crust pumpkin pie with whipping cream (180 cals) if I'm feeling in the mood to indulge that day. If I'm feeling more hungry than indulgent, then I'll snack on a big bowl of roasted or lightly steamed veggies instead (it surprised me how satisfying a mix of butternut squash, turnip, broccoli, and cauliflower can be when roasted with a bit of olive oil and salt and eaten like popcorn).
What might work for you to "save up" some calories, is to change up your wraps a bit. There are some really good pitas available that are only 40 cals for 1/2, or you could use lettuce leaves instead. You could also look at having your lunch as "finger food", with sliced meats and raw veggies with hummus or yogurt dip (which will get rid of the need for a wrap entirely).
Take a little bit of time to plan out your next day beforehand, and you'll see where you can "save" calories earlier in the day to give you room for snacks in the evening.
Start weight: 240 lbs
Goal weight: 155 lbs (reached March 7, 2014)
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