You know all to well how the mid-afternoon munchies can derail you. You're starving and it's tough to make a good decision about what to eat because cravings for the quick fix are taking over. Here are 4 ways to fight off the munchies!
- Eat a protein packed breakfast. I drink Shakeology every morning, because it’s packed with nourishing nutrients and it keeps me full until lunchtime. But, I find I have less cravings throughout the day when I make sure breakfast is chock full of slow-burning protein. My blood sugar is stable all day and I’m not experiencing the highs and lows a sugary stack of pancakes would surely bring come mid-afternoon.
- Eat 2 lunches. I know, I know, it seems strange but for me, the most effective strategy in fighting the mid-afternoon munchies is to eat two sit-down lunches. One of my favorite go-to recipes for my late afternoon lunch is this filling, nutrient-rich sweet potato cauliflower soup. It’s light, it’s low calorie, but it’s filling enough to keep you satiated until dinner. Plus, it feels decadent and indulgent, unlike constant all-afternoon snacking which rarely satisfies but adds more calories than you likely realize.