Meal Combinations to Stay Fuller for Longer
There are components to a meal that your body needs for long term fullness. Firstly protein, this should be a lean protein such as chicken breast, eggs, tofu, cheese, yoghurt or beans.
A great way to boost your protein in a meal or snack is by adding a scoop of Aus Natural Protein Whey Protein. Each 30g serve gives your body 20g of complete protein.
Australian Natural Protein Company Whey Protein goes perfectly on top of cereal, in your muffin recipe, into a smoothie bowl or in your smoothie.
Secondly, whole grains which are often ignored for refined and less filling alternatives like white rice, pasta, or bread.
Thirdly, remember your veggies or fruit as these groups contain fibre which equals long term fullness.
Try to break up every meal with ¼ protein, ¼ whole grains and the rest vegetables or a piece of fruit.
Plan to Beat your Triggers
If you know what triggers you can’t ignore, plan to beat them.
If having a block of chocolate in your desk draw means that you can’t stop yourself eating the whole bar, then chose not to buy the chocolate at all.
Another strategy when the munchies come can be brushing your teeth or drinking a glass of warm water.
If you find you are using food as an emotional support, try making a list of ways you can express or release this emotion in non-food ways.
Ideas can be going for a walk, meditation, taking a bubble bath, colouring in, playing with your pet or exercising in a fun way like dancing.
Take home message: You are not alone if you feel the munchies, the key is to eat smart and plan to beat the triggers.