Try this. It fills you up until it’s time for lunch.
Spread peanut butter on 2 lightly salted rice cakes. Slice a banana and lay the slices on top of the peanut butter. Quick! Easy! Nutritious! Superb!
Remember to eat slow and chew well. It takes 20 minutes for your stomach to send a message to your brain that says, “Good! My stomach is full. You can stop eating now.”
And as far as that message that announces your stomach is full? Try listening to it when you’re half-way through a meal–any meal. You sometimes find that you don’t really want to clean your plate. Save what you don’t eat for a snack later in the day (when the message you’re receiving says, “I’m hungry. I need food and I need it now!”)