Do you ever find yourself absolutely starving or feeling famished around
3:00 - 4:00 in the afternoon with dreadful #HungerPains?
If you’re hungry in the afternoon, but feeling like you should wait to eat at dinner, don't put it off! It's your body telling you that you need a little something to get you through the afternoon, and I don’t mean a soda or candy bar from the vending machine, but some real food!
Know this: Your body likes to eat at least every 3-4 hours.
So, if you’re thinking dinner is just around the corner at 5 or 6 pm, but you ate at 12 or 1 pm, you could be going 5, 6 or even 7 hours without real food. That’s a LONG time…Plus, if you plan to exercise after work, you’ll definitely need some energy to get you through your workout. If you’re prone to munch while cooking dinner, these 7 snacks can help control that intense hunger when you walk through the door.
A snack should be like a mini-meal with “good carbohydrates” (aka Fiber) along with a little protein and/or healthy fat. Anywhere from 100-400 Calories, depending on what you’re doing after you eat, and how much you need to eat throughout the day.
Bring snacks to work each day, or keep some there so you’re always prepared!