I'm really active in our church, and take part in several study groups and workteams. This requires 2-3 meetings each week, sometimes out of town. Sometimes these events mean that I can't have lunch or dinner at my regular time. So that I'm not tempted to stop for fast food, or to over-eat when I get home, I carry an energy bar in my purse at all times. The kind I like are L'A'RABAR, which I find in the health food section of our supermarket. Low sodium, no transfat, lots of fibre, & tasty.
Half a bar, or even a couple of bites is often enough to take the edge off my hunger. Also, on those days, I try to have my lunch or dinner planned before I leave home so that it's quick and easy to prepare and serve when I get home.
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I spend 8+ hours a day at my desk for work. I get bored at times and I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets "boredom hunger" I have a drawer in my desk dedicated to healthy snacks and a fridge loaded with fruits and bottles of water. When I get the bored munchies I just reach for something healthy and don't feel bad about snacking throughout the day.
I keep healthy snacks on hand at all times. In my desk, in my purse and in my lunch bag. I like variety so I look for snacks 110 calories or less that are filling. Pudding snack packs, fruit cups, string cheese and nuts. And drink lots of water 4
Eating breakfast and small healthy snacks throughtout each day made a huge impact on my weight loss. I keep snacks at my desk, in the car, in my purse, on the shelves at home. I prepare snacks, lunch and sometimes breakfast the night before. That takes away any excuses (running late).
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