Something that's really seemed to help is eating more frequently--mini meals, if you will. I eat about five to six times each day, starting with breakfast, a mid-morning snack, lunch, a mid-afternoon snack and finally, supper. Sometimes I'll sneak in a low-calorie snack before supper, so I'm not tempted to graze while I cook.
I like to keep my mini-meals (snacks) light and satisfying. No cardboard-tasting food for this hungry, Midwestern girl.
In order to prevent a re-creation of the famous Godzilla scene at my office and home, these are some of my go-to foods:
- Mini bags of light popcorn
- Single-serve bags of pretzels
- Cheese sticks
- Apples with peanut butter
- Hummus and veggies
- Celery with peanut butter
- Carrot sticks
- Mini whole wheat bagels
- Cottage cheese
- Serving of dry cereal (such as Special K)