How many of you have been taught not to spoil your appetite before dinner? I have come home weak with hunger, and yet waited patiently for my food to cook in order to not spoil my appetite—the result? I overate! I have learned that an important part to eating healthy is spoiling ones appetite before a meal. When I am hungry, I usually eat a few almonds (or grapes) to help calm my hungry tummy. Eating small amounts of HEALTHY food before/while cooking can help you to stick to proper portion control once your meal is ready to be eaten.
Some Great Foods to Eat Before/During Cooking a Meal:
– Almonds *check with your doctor for food allergies*
– Fruit (grapes, apple slice, strawberries etc)
– small bowl cereal
– cup of tea/coffee
– lemon water
Some people swear by chewing gum, but I have found there is a 50/50 chance of it making me hungrier.
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