How often have you proudly eaten well at breakfast, walked out with your chest held high and then later in the day wondered: "where did it all go wrong?"!!
It's very easy to eat a good healthy breakfast, most people manage at least that. However, at about mid-morning bad food decisions start coming into play!
I have a few tricks that have helped me curb the mid-morning/afternoon hunger pangs:
1. Stay hydrated
What you think is a hunger signal could just be thirst, many people get them mixed up. In fact, I don't even wait to get the signal before I drink my water, I drink on schedule:
Nowadays I find that I am too busy for a mid-morning glass of water nor do I feel I need a snack. I always wanted a mid-morning snack when I was in a regular job but in my life as an entrepreneur: almost never! Perhaps that was a sign of boredom.
Do I drink anything else?
I usually have one cup of tea after my first two glasses of water in the morning and that's it. I won't usually drink anything else even if I go out for a meal. Water is my staple drink, followed by tea.
2. "No, thank you."
Make this your standard response when colleagues offer you food. We often go astray because friends and colleagues offer us tasty treats.
Say no even if you want to say yes! Unfortunately, you will find your colleagues forcing/encouraging you to eat something or other so you need to be strong, you can do it!
3. Standardise your lunch!
Do you decide what you want to eat for lunch AT lunch? Bad idea. Making food decisions when you are hungry will ALWAYS lead to a poor decision. You need to decide your lunch when you're not hungry.
Personally, I have a list of restaurants that produce healthy food that I frequent. In addition, I only eat given things from their menu, typically their soups and salads.
4. Take snacks to work or wherever you are going that day
If you have a fruit or yoghurt to hand you have no reason to buy chocolates, granola bars and other high-calories snacks. This alone helped to control my temptation to buy biscuits and chocolates.
My husband started me off by giving me fruit to take to work everyday then at some point I got used to it and started packing it myself. It does work.
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