On a day that I eat more than I wanted I just view this as the day that I am resetting my brain and tricking it into loosing. They say that you should do this a least one or two days a week to make sure your body doesn't go into starvation mode.
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A lot of people will tell you to drink more water to make yourself less hungry. For me, that NEVER works. Drinking water is great, but it doesn't make me want to eat less if I'm really, truly hungry. Hunger and thirst are governed by two DIFFERENT parts of the brain, so drinking more water will not trick your brain into thinking you're less hungry. If you're hungry, stop and EAT SOMETHING!! (snack suggestions in "more info")
- a handful of almonds and dried fruit - a slice of toast with almond or peanut butter and a little honey - laughing cow light cheese and crackers
When I'm really hungry between meals I find that PROTEIN is really important. Nuts, nut butters, and low cal cheese or meat are my go-to snacks!
Yesterday I broke a sheet of graham cracker into 4 pieces (and did the same with Velveeta cheese) so that it looked like I was eating a saucer full of crackers and cheese. It worked. I tricked my brain into thinking I ate more than I actually did. It felt great!
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