How to cope with hunger: 3 tips
Does hunger accompany you throughout the entire working day?
Grabbing foods on the go is not a solution, because additional meals can lead to a serious and consistent weight gain.
HAVE NOURISHING BREAKFASTS
Are you used to skipping breakfasts or eat two or three tablespoons of oatmeal in the morning? Then it will be difficult for you to go on through the day without any additional snacking.
Remember, the first meal should necessarily bring satiety. Otherwise, you won’t be able to get rid of the desire to eat something. To avoid buzzing hunger, include in your morning menu products that contain a lot of:
- protein (cheese, eggs, lean meat),
- dietary fiber (vegetables, fruits, whole-grain bread).
DRINK MORE WATER
Try to drink as much as possible pure non-carbonated water throughout the day. This will help you avoid dehydration, which can easily be confused with hunger.
Besides, busy modern people very often forget about having any water throughout the entire day, and drink a lot of it when they get home and realize their body is “dry”.
This is not a good option, because large amounts of water incoming at once can result in edemas in the morning and even stomachaches, not even mentioning other possible disorders.
By the way, as soon as your water balance restores, you will notice that:
- your skin looks better,
- your body works like a clock.
LISTEN TO YOURSELF CAREFULLY
Before you eat something, think about it, maybe you’re not really hungry? Perhaps, you just do not know what to do, or worry about something?
Sometimes, the desire to snack occurs when you are in a stressful situation. Try to switch your attention to a more pleasant experience. A short walk at lunchtime and light exercise that you can do directly in the workplace can help you forget about hunger.