A few things to add to my original suggestions:
First - I found this article with a lot of helpful tips www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
I'm pretty sure you'll find it's exactly the information you've been looking for.
To me, just an oatmeal bar wouldn't be enough to eat for breakfast - it's probably one of the reasons you find yourself feeling hungry.
I always have a serving of fruit with breakfast - relatively low in calories and helps fill me up. Also, add protein to feel fuller longer - try adding a glass of milk, Greek yogurt, some nuts, higher protein cereal, or even a bar that's higher in protein if you can't bring anything else with you.
I used to eat either an extremely small or no breakfast at all because I was worried about using all of my calories too early in the day. I started following a meal plan where I was eating larger, more complex breakfasts, and was surprised to find that I wasn't as hungry throughout the day, and because I was more satiated, I naturally ate less at dinnertime. I still use most of my calories then, but I get full eating less, which helps me stay within my calories.
Planning snacks into your day will be a huge help if you don't already do so. You can cut back a few calories from each of your main meals if you have to, but allot some of your daily calories to the snacks so you won't be starving and scrambling to come up with something to keep you from the drive-thru, You'll already have your low-calorie, filling snack to hold you over until the next meal.
Good luck finding what works for you!
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