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How to Cut Calories at Lunchtime

Cut Calories: Split Your Lunch

For those of you watching your waistlines, or trying to lose weight, reader HappyShinyPeople had a marvelous tip for cutting calories:

"Try splitting your packed lunch into two sessions, one when you're hungry at 1:00, and the second bit when you feel like reaching for that pastry at 3:00."

That means you can enjoy your sandwich at lunch, then a couple hours later, you can slurp the hot soup that went with it. It's a great way to prevent that stuffed and bloated post-lunch foggy feeling. Plus eating smaller meals throughout the day as opposed to three big meals ensures even blood sugar levels, and prevents you from reaching for an unhealthy pick-me-up between meals. Need more tips on how to slim down your daily intake? Check out these readers' tips for cutting calories.

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snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
i love the idea. that soup looks very nice. not so much the processed deli-meat in the sandwich
jazzytummy jazzytummy 7 years
I do a similar thing when I go out to eat at a restaurant . I try to only eat about half of what is on my plate, and take home the rest for lunch the next day. That way, I avoid eating a 1000 calorie dinner, plus if it was expensive, I have two meals for the price of one. I don't do it everytime, but it does help when I am counting calories and nickels.
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
It's not the most executable of tips, since sometimes making time for one lunch is hard, let alone two lunches!... But it does work, a few hours after eating I almost always feel like having a little something bad for me and my diet :P
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