Are You Still Hungry?
I hear it all the time, "I just ate and I'm still hungry!"
First things first, think about what you had to eat during your last meal or snack. Did your meal have any protein in it?
A well-balanced diet should include a protein source at each meal or snack. Protein helps keep us full because it takes longer to digest than carbohydrates. Since it takes longer to digest, it can also help prevent blood sugar spikes and energy crashes throughout the day. Often times we mistake being tired or thirsty for hunger and overeat.
My favorite sources of high quality, lean protein are the following:
lean meats, poultry, and fish
eggs and egg whites
low-fat dairy and milk
low-fat or fat-free string cheese
whey protein powder (if solid food isn't available)
tofu and other soy alternatives (if vegetarian or vegan)
Do your best to switch it up, pick some of your favorites, enjoy your food, and try to get a lean protein source in each time you eat!
Let me know if this helps!