Great post on hunger worth sharing that Kath of Kath Eats Real Food wrote for Breathe magazine.
Check out “Are You Hungry?” here.
Speaking of “are you hungry?” … the past two days, my hunger levels have been super-high around 4. The uncomfortable gnawing, pit-in-my-tummy sensation, which means lunch — though it felt perfect — clearly hasn’t been substantial enough.
Knowing I will be exercising after work and could surely benefit from the fuel — and not having any almonds or fruit on hand — I’ve taken to making a packet of instant oatmeal, still in my desk from the winter.
Not surprisingly, the 130 calories in the packet of instant oats fill me up a TON better than any 130-cal granola bar would, and because water beefs up the volume (it’s not too heavy –it’s without nuts, (or nut butter) fruit and milk, as I’d prefer in the a.m.) it’s perfect for a quick tide-me-til-dinner snack!
How about you? Do you keep any snacks on hand at work? What are your favorites?
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Oatmeal is a good one! My favorite is celery with peanut butter and raisins. Protein, a little sugar and volume from the celery definitely tides me over when I’m starving!
PB = heaven!
I used to keep carmel rice cakes at my desk, for something sweet to much on if I got really hungry. But I realized I could have 10 and never be satisfied/full! So now I bring almonds. I can have 4 or 5 and it usually does the trick. I tend to freak out if I’m hungry and no snacks are available. 🙂