I don't overeat for lunch because I always pack my lunch or eat salads with a little protein. I pack little snacks like some of you do such as fresh fruit, almonds, brown rice crackers, and raisens. I keep extra instant plain oatmeal in my desk if I really get hungry. However, it is difficult for me to eat out and do the same but since I rarely eat out, I just try to do the best I can.
I always try to have one of the following in my school bag: a small baggie with a few cubes of cheese in it, a hard-boiled egg, or a granola bar (my favorite is Kashi honey flax almond). Any one of those helps to stave off my hunger when I feel it beginning to gnaw at me. I have found that eating one of those between 30 min or hour before lunch or dinner will help me greatly to eat less at that meal. Once I'm feeling the hunger-- forget it. I will binge on whatever is close. But, trying to combat it BEFORE I'm SUPER hungry is helpful!
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what do you do when you overeat at lunchtime? when you've got only 300-400 calories left for the day and it's only 1pm? I tend to be a big snacker and I try to keep my blood sugar stable (get a bit hypoglycimic). I usually have 50-150 calories of snacks every 2-3 hours, (mostly fruit/veggies and a dip like salsa or peanut butter or yogurt)
I've got a veggie-filled casserole I can have for dinner for 250 calories, but it won't be the most filling thing, and I tend to binge if I let myself get too hungry...
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