For me, I do the best on the days when I AM really busy. (I eat or snack when I am bored...) The best thing I've found is to get up just a little bit earlier and pack all your food for the time you'll be gone into a cooler (or lunchbox, I just use a cooler-type bag). Peel and cut some carrots, was some pieces of fruit, put a little hummus or peanut butter into a container, a yogurt, etc. Whatever you plan to eat for the day. Then you make a pact with yourself that you don't buy anything to eat (or drink, if you choose fluffy coffee-style drinks) while you're out because you already have everything you need. For busy-day dinners, I usually use a crockpot so it's ready when I get home. If you're gone longer than 8 hours, just use frozen chicken and a christmas lights timer to start your crockpot a little later so your food doesn't burn. Also, a rice cooker on a timer is a great side-dish for most crockpot recipes. And you don't have to worry about getting home and snacking while you make dinner, because it's already ready and waiting when you get there. Hope this helps.
...and the tips really do work. Also check out some of the other threads and see what other team members are doing.
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