Yesterday morning I went to a meeting before I had eaten breakfast. When I got to the meeting, there was a bowl of chocolates and a plate chips in front of me. Throughout the whole meeting, I had to try and avoid embarrassed glances and uncomfortable eye contact from my co-workers and boss while I tried (and failed) to inconspicuously shovel the treats into my mouth.
Not an ideal situation to be in. And one that could easily have been avoided, had I just eaten a healthy, protein rich breakfast. I would have been full, and the smell of the chocolate and lure of the chips wouldn't have seemed as tempting.
The same thing often happens during the day if I skip lunch or dinner. My blood sugar drops and I inevitably reach for something quick, cheap and unhealthy (yes, probably a garage pie). More often than not, if you've skipped a meal your body starts to crave sugar, so you reach for snacks that are going cause a spike- and then later a drop, in your energy levels. So by 4pm yesterday I was pretty much in a zombie-like state at my desk.
An easy way to keep yourself from drowning in an ocean of post-binge regret and self loathing, is to make sure you always have a few healthy snacks on hand for those moments of need. Here are a very examples of healthy snacks that will keep you full and help you to resist temptation.
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