I always keep a few protein bars in my car. (I found a brand that is under 200 calories, low in fat, and actually tastes good.) It's good to have a non-perishable option available for emergencies--like leaving the packed lunch at home or the two o'clock grumblings. Good for post-workout, too.
I actually helped a woman at the gym a couple of weeks ago with my stash. She was on the treadmill--under fueled and under hydrated. She got dizzy and fell off the moving machine. Between my protein bar and the gym's cool water, she was back on her feet (and going home for real fuel) in 20 minutes.
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I sit behind the computer all day, in order to keep myself from snacking without thought, I limit my snacks to 2. I pack them with my lunch and eat them at specific times in order to keep it under control and not consume too many empty calories. When the snacks are gone, they're gone!
Good snacks = protein bars, fruit, turkey jerky, and nuts
Carry a protein bar to stave off hunger. Or if you can, a protein drink.
I always have water and a protein bar in my bag. I just got protein powder packets to carry too. This helps me noteat fast food if I'm out running errands or doing things. It tides me over until I get home where I can eat a healthy meal.
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