Hanger or The Lunch-to-Dinner Stretch

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nosman
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Hanger or The Lunch-to-Dinner Stretch

Post by nosman » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:25 pm

This seems to have always been a popular topic here, and looking through old posts, I find that even posted advice on the matter back in 2013. I now find myself in need of advice.

I started a new job about 2 months ago and have been trying to settle back into a No S routine after some off-and-on months. My problem lately is that around 5 pm, which is about when I get home each day, I am ravenous to the point of irritability. Hangry, as they say. So, I'm either grumpy and distracted until dinner, or I pig out.

Who else has struggled with this and what did you do about it?

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Post by Staff Assistant III » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:26 pm

are you eating a substantial lunch? And at what time? I do better if I can delay my lunch til after 1....I don’t get home until 6.

Also make sure you are getting some healthy fat in your lunch. I find that keeps me full longer.

Good luck !

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Post by Staff Assistant III » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:27 pm

Sorry double post
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Post by oolala53 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:19 pm

I would drink a decaf latte. Some would call this other tactic a fail, but I would sometimes have some plain broth instead.

Or eat earlier, but not everyone has that option.

No matter what, I was never sorry I just up with the discomfort instead of eating in response.
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Post by automatedeating » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:47 pm

I have coffee w/milk (decaf is probably wise as oolala said) or just a cup of milk. Works like a charm.
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Post by Soprano » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:16 am

If it's occasional I might have a handful of nuts to tied me over.

If everyday, look at lunch composition and up the protein and fat content.

Also a glass of water, sometimes dehydration can be mistaken for hunger.

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nosman
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Post by nosman » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:46 am

Thanks to everyone for the ideas. I’ve also found it helpful to just keep an eye on calories until my new schedule sort of evens out. And, while it’s not in keeping with the rules here, an apple or an orange at 4:00 in the afternoon never made anyone fat. Thanks again!

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