Source: It's Noon! How to Eat Lunch and Still Lose Weight
Losing weight doesn't have to mean feeling hungry, and definitely shouldn't involve skipping meals. Go ahead and get excited about lunch, but consider these tips during that midday meal to help you slim down.
- Go big: Instead of devouring an enormous dinner, research suggests making lunch your largest meal of the day. Eat it about two to three hours after your breakfast or morning snack. Consuming more calories midday than at dinner ensures you have enough time to burn all those calories, and keeps you full enough so you're less likely to reach for huge afternoon treats or crave a huge dinner.
- Go for fibrous fillers: Instead of fueling up on carbs that will make your mind and body feel heavy, go for foods high in filling fiber, such as whole grains and veggies. They take longer to digest so hunger pangs won't cause you to reach for more calories soon after lunch ends.
- Protein is your pal: To sustain your energy,