Do you ever get one of those day where you just want eat everything in sight and nothing satisfies your cravings? Well…yesterday was one of those days for me (thank goodness it doesn’t happen that often)! I ate breakfast, my belly rumbled – I had a snack, my belly rumbled — I had lunch, my belly rumbled…you get the picture? Ugh! It was kind of annoying to say the least. Lets just say it took a lot of will power to prevent myself from gnawing my own arm off!
So, here are some tricks that I’ve found helps curb my insatiable appetite (at least sometimes!) on days like these:
1. First and foremost…I stop looking for new food recipes online, which results in me wanting to eat my arm and my computer monitor on a hungry day! Pinterest is the culprit of my perusing for new recipes these days…it’s just SO addicting!
2. I drink lots (and lots) of water or tea to help fill me up.
3. Sometimes I’m hungry purely out of bordom, so I take a walk, exercise, read a book or do anything (other than browse for recipes online!) to distract from my rumbling belly.
4. In between my planned meals and regular a.m./p.m. snack, if I am desperate for more food, I try to make good choices about what I eat. I stay away from the office candy bowl (as hard as that is sometimes) and make those additional snacks healthy choices. I opt for fresh fruit/veggies, trail mix, a granola bar, raw almonds, energy bites to name a few.
At least for me, my hungry day only lasts for one day! By the next day, I’m usually back to normal and happily satisfied with my usual meals/snacks. And thank goodness for that!
What are your tricks to getting through hungry days?