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Don't Wait Until the Last Minute to Eat

Healthy Eating Tip: Don't Eat Last Minute

Have you ever had to make a food decision when you've waited too long to eat and you find yourself absolutely starving? This is the point when anything goes (think frozen pizza, or the McDonald's number two meal), and it's really hard to make healthy decisions. Avoid the trap by planning out your meals. With a level head, you'll be much more apt to pick healthy choices than the faster, often unhealthy ones.

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Spectra Spectra 8 years
I never make impulsive food choices...I guess I'm just so used to eating certain things that even when I'm hungry, I still pick healthy choices. And if there aren't any healthy choices available, I will usually drink some water or chew some gum until I can eat. It's not the worst thing in the world to be hungry sometimes, actually.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 8 years
Unfortunately for me I am hungry all the time! I have days when i'm constantly looking through my fridge for something to eat, and I have days where I really can't be bothered to eat. Unhealthy, I know. I always reach for the healthy food first though.
emalove emalove 8 years
I hate when this happens!
jspeed jspeed 8 years
Icterp - I have the same problem. I try to remain aware of it and always have a ehalth snack on hadn (like a granola bar) and also try to force myself to eat regualr meals (or healthy mini-meals) instead of resorting "panic-eating" fast-food/junk food when it's already too late.
ElissaM ElissaM 8 years
If I am way too hungry I'm also eat faster which is not good for me. It's so much nicer to eat slowly and enjoy :)
nola45 nola45 8 years
I try to be really careful not to get TOO hungry because then I overindulge and it doesn't even taste that good. I even eat a piece of fruit before a dinner out to prevent me wanting all the things on the menu that aren't good for me. And it's better for my marriage -- if I come home from work starved, I am liable to be pretty nasty to everyone around. SO, this is great advice!
nola45 nola45 8 years
I try to be really careful not to get TOO hungry because then I overindulge and it doesn't even taste that good. I even eat a piece of fruit before a dinner out to prevent me wanting all the things on the menu that aren't good for me. And it's better for my marriage -- if I come home from work starved, I am liable to be pretty nasty to everyone around. SO, this is great advice!
amh678 amh678 8 years
This is one of my big problems!
rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
This exact thing happened to me last night. And what to did I get at the grocery store? Frozen pizza!
rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
This exact thing happened to me last night. And what to did I get at the grocery store? Frozen pizza!
backnskinnyjeans backnskinnyjeans 8 years
Because I tend to wait last minute with food, I end up eating in my car literally on the go. I'm working on curbing this bad habit.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Ohhh this is so bad. ;)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Ohhh this is so bad. ;)
xrawk_starrx xrawk_starrx 8 years
Haha, I do this practically everyday. I don't eat breakfast or lunch and so when I get home, I'm really hungry but I make sure that I don't overeat so I won't gain any weight.
lcterp lcterp 8 years
My blood sugar can drop pretty fast, I've been tested for hypoglycemia and I'm not diabietic but I have to eat every couple hours so I definately have had these episodes where I'm starving and I get shaky and sweaty and eat almost anything
beram1220 beram1220 8 years
haha, I just was sitting here thinking I will be starving by the time I get home at 5:30 - so I ate an apple and now I don't think I'll be splurging for dinner!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I'm a big grazer, so I rarely get to this point thank goodness
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