Eating protein with your carbs will help prevent hunger. Protein helps slow the digestion of carbs so you have more evenly dispersed energy that last longer into your day. Carbs don't always mean breads and pasta. Fruits & veggies are carbs too...they're fiborous carbs. Try to eat your heavier carbs earlier in the day when you need the energy and will burn it off and choose salad and meat for supper :).
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So this is probably a no-brainer for most people, but for me it was a revelation yesterday. I went through four glasses of water with my supper simply by taking one bite of food and then one sip of water. I hate water, so this was a major deal! I'm also not used to drinking anything with my meal; I prefer to save it for the end. But I found not only did I get the water down, but it wasn't so bad since I knew I could have a bite of something tasty right after my one sip.
Another 'benefit' of this method is that you feel full faster, so you may eat less for a meal too.
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