You’re at work and then suddenly you hear something—your stomach. The familiar sound of your stomach grumbling is a regular occurrence for many of us halfway through the day. This is especially true for many of us on a diet, when our brain thinks your body is consistently hungry and kicks into survival mode. This is one of the easiest ways to derail a diet. Here are a few ways to prevent those mid-day food cravings.
1. Eat Breakfast
There’s a reason why breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Skipping breakfast is a guaranteed way to develop hunger pains. Hunger pains usually develop 12 to 24 hours after the last ingestion of food. So, if you skip breakfast, you’re almost guaranteed to experience some intense hunger pains by lunch time, which will likely lead to snacking and binging later on in the day.