Amy Culver - The Queen Of Lean

12/29/12
Holiday stress

12/15/12
Holiday season isn't all just about food

12/01/12
Plan ahead to stay on the right track

11/17/12
Prioritize this Thanksgiving

11/03/12
Choose treats wisely during the holidays

10/20/12
Starting a weightlifting routine

10/06/12
Healthy body has right signs

09/22/12
You need a livable food plan

09/08/12
Tailor your food according to needs

08/25/12
Plan strategies for when life gets hectic

08/11/12
Traveling can challenge eating habits

07/28/12
Parenting your own inner spoiled child

07/14/12
Long-term motives create long-lasting results

06/30/12
Interval training works for anyone

06/16/12
Check ingredients when eating out

06/02/12
Get out of the house for your workout

05/19/12
Lack of sleep may lead to weight gain

05/05/12
Cooking extra saves time and calories

04/21/12
Even small changes can make an impact

04/07/12
Swimming is a good
all-around exercise

03/24/12
Don't let slip-ups destroy your plan

03/10/12
Make your lifestyle and health compatible

02/25/12
A little exercise can yield big results

02/11/12
Food plans can help you eat right

01/28/12
Moderation is weight-loss key

01/14/12
Give your weight-loss plan time

12/31/11
Combat post-holiday blues with activity

12/17/11
Choose holiday calories carefully

12/03/11
Good kitchen tools make life easier

11/19/11
Enjoy feast in moderation

11/05/11
Start planning holiday meals now

10/22/11
Don't buy Halloween candy too early

10/08/11
Theaters offer healthy snacks

09/24/11:
Try to avoid evening snacking

09/10/11:
Tips to stave off hunger pangs

08/27/11:
Stuck?  Reassess your routine

08/13/11:
Avoid peaks and valleys in diet

07/30/11:
Measure size of food portion to help tip scale in your favor

07/16/11:
Learn to love being thin

07/02/11:
Change your lifestyle; don't just diet

06/18/11:
Fruity thoughts to keep fit

06/04/11:
Water can ease cravings

05/21/11:
Working a pool into your exercise routine

05/07/11:
Stay focused, move forward

04/23/11:
Delay caving to craving

04/09/11:
Review of daily plan should include diet & activities

03/26/11:
Holidays are never-ending

03/12/11:
Measuring food is key to weight loss

02/26/11:
Food-logging can help in weight loss

02/12/11:
Find ways to make exercise fun

01/29/11:
Reserve time for your exercise program

01/15/11:
Substitutions for your holiday treats

01/01/11:
Moderation is key to good diet

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Tips to stave off hunger pangs

No matter how hard you try, there will be times when you end up waiting too long between meals and become ravenously hungry.  The best thing you can do when this happens is to quickly find something decent to eat, eat it, and then wait a bit for the hunger to subside.

If you are in a grocery store, be sure to get something to eat before you shop.  This will save you money and help to keep the calories out of the house from the inevitable impulse purchases.  Yogurt is a great snack.  You can usually grab a spoon from the deli to eat it with.

If you are out running errands, there are several options.  Most "quick stop" stores have fresh fruit at or near the register. 

A banana will go a very long way, even on an empty stomach.  And don't assume the drive-through is off limits.  A regular hamburger will only cost you around 250 calories, and a regular soft taco only about 150.  Either one will stave off hunger for a while.

What if you are at work and the vending machine is calling?  Animal Crackers are a surprisingly lower-calorie and widely available snack.  One whole package is less than 200 calories.  If granola bars are offered, try eating just one from the package and saving the other for later, or tomorrow.

How about that time between getting home and dinner?  One slice of bread and a slice of cheese should quickly fill you and give you energy to get dinner on the table. 

If you have them available, add some fruits or veggies as well.  A glass of milk (be sure to measure) makes a nice, balanced snack option.

Remember to keep your head, and the rest of your body will thank you.