An old friend from high school sent me this message this week:
"I know you have lost a lot of weight, you look awesome! I am trying to lose weight now but I have noticed that at about 3pm I feel like I could eat a whole cow! Any suggestions?"
During the week I tend to eat the exact same thing every day, which is oatmeal for breakfast (5:30 am), either a yogurt or piece of fruit around 10 am, lunch (1 pm), then either yogurt/fruit for a snack (4:15 pm). I'm usually not hungry by the time I have my second snack, but if I don't eat it I'll eat tons for dinner. If I am super hungry for dinner I try get stuffed on veggies or salad or soup, and not carbs (pasta or bread or chips).
I'm a creature of habit so I can eat the same thing all the time and never get tired. I like Rachel's yogurts, Kashi bars, fiber one bars, and fruit. I also like those since they're portion controlled. If I snack on crackers or chips I sometimes go back for a few more! (by sometimes, I mean always) I try to keep my snacks between 100-150 cals.
I think the snacks are the key! I also have to force myself to drink water with my meals since that will fill you up too. And I drink tea throughout the day at school.
Hope that helps!
What about you? Do you have any suggestions for my friend?