While I will admit to a random stuffing from time to time, moderation wins every time. It is why I can still eat pizza, ice cream and drink a few beers periodically and continue to stay on track with my health and fitness goals. Here, I will show you an easy concept to help you do the same. It is called the Hunger Satiety Scale.
Your objective, should you choose to accept it, is to get back in tune with your body and what it is telling you. It is recommended you stay between a 3 (Hunger = Ready to eat) and 6 (Comfortably full, satisfied). This may mean stopping mid-morning for a Greek Yogurt and an apple. You may have to stock protein bars in your desk drawer or brief case to combat the #3 feeling at 3PM vs. ignoring hunger until dinner.
If you follow the scale correctly, you will most likely be consuming 5-6 small meals/snacks throughout the day which is a concept supported by many fitness pro’s as a sound nutrition/weight loss strategy.
Will a strategy like this help you from overeating? Please comment below and let us know what works for you to keep from overeating!