So, it’s not even close to the time of your next meal, but your hunger is rising! You can’t stop thinking about the chunky almond butter sitting in your fridge, the warm, filling oatmeal waiting for you in your pantry, the bbq flank steak dripping fresh off the grill… but there’s no way in hell you’re going to cheat or eat your meal early, because then your meals will be done at 7pm. You’ll be so screwed. What’s a dieter to do?
This is always my go to before 6pm. I love a strong americano or freshly brewed drip. Yumm! It’s crazy how fast coffee kills my appetite.
Whenever I’m craving something sweet, I turn to Tazo’s delicious Blueberry Blossom. I add a packet of Splenda to it. Always hits the spot!
I personally flavor my water with Crystal Light. I find that I can drink more and drink it faster. Win win situation!
Also, you can make popsicles using Crystal Light. These are great for hot summer days.
4) Brush your teeth and rinse with mouthwash
Wow, this works great! Plus you’ll have a super fresh, clean mouth
5) Get Busy
Many times, I find that I get the most hungry when I’m bored. So, do you have laundry to do? Call your mom, that’ll kill a good 30 minutes. Look through your progress photos and see how far you’ve come. Or even just surf through the rest of my blog! Don’t just sit around and think about how hungry you are, I promise, the hunger will just increase.
6) Chew Gum
This prep I haven’t been chewing a lot of gum. I found that it actually makes me hungrier and would sometimes make me bloated. For my first prep I was hooked. It helped me get through some rough days. Especially the dessert gums that are out.
7) Take a Nap
There are so many times that I get hungry when I am tired. Since you can’t fuel your body with food, re-energize yourself with a nap. Even if it’s just 20 minutes. You’ll wake up feeling better and it might almost be meal time!
8) Smell Something Delicious
Now, this might sound crazy, but smell is SO important to taste. On my way to work I always pass by a donut shop. Every time I stop right outside of it, close my eyes, and take a good 5 deep, long inhales. I can taste every part of that perfect, freshly made Old Fashioned Chocolate Donut. I’ve also done this with Nutella. I literally open the jar and shove my nose into it. It works wonders!
Next time your craving something, smell it.
9) Add Fiber To Your Meals
Fiber helps fill you up and keeps you satiated. I turn green veggies: asparagus, broccoli, kale, chard, spinach, etc. I always add one of these to every meal of mine.
YES!!! I’ve killed about 45 minutes writing this, so guess what?! It’s time for meal #5!!!!