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14 September 2014

When Hunger Calls



I feel hungry these days, every two hours, that too at office hours. I take food lightly (not too much) for meals and so during morning and evening (between-meal time) I feel like munching something that can squelch my hunger which suddenly bumps up. An instant solution for this will be a chocolate, biscuit or anything loaded with sugar which not only suppress the hunger calls but also keeps it at bay for some time. But this cannot be included in the daily diet coz you know it’s not healthy a habit especially in the case of people like me who work long hours on computers.

At home it’s not a big deal, there are lot many options, or I would say there won't be a chance for those hunger pangs to appear. But at office I needed something that can be gobbled and gulped. You might have also experienced a hollow feeling in your stomach. Haven’t you? I have been searching for solutions and thought of sharing some of my tips to fight hunger pangs here.  It worked for me, hope it works for you too.

A few adjustments to the diet can help beat down hunger creeping up. First you have to split up the eating schedule to five to six times daily to keep the cravings in check. Frequent eating keeps blood sugar levels regular and helps prevent hunger. So the meal plan should be like breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner and a final snack (optional).

Nuts are of course perfect choices for the between-meal snacks.  You can also choose juicy fruits or fresh berries. For volume snacking, a serving of air popped popcorn, thinly sliced cucumber, carrot, a serving of sprouts, dried fruits; choose according to your taste and make the snacking last longer. I don’t like tea and coffee and I like oat meals though it’s not that office-friendly. Feeling hungry is sometimes a sign of dehydration and not an actual need for food. So drink a glass of water when you wake up and one with every meal and snack and also whenever you can before you get thirsty. Now enjoy your work! No more hunger calls!  :) :) :)

Do you have some tips to fight hunger pangs? Then do share. 

Here's another food post: Being a Pescetarian

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