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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!
My father-in-law told me once, when you think you're hungry drink a full glass of water. If you're still hungry, then eat something. Like a lot of people, I tended to snack on finger foods when I was idle. Drinking a glass of water when I'm just bored and not hungry keeps me from snacking between meals when I don't actually need sustenance. And it helps meet the water quata.
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