Eating on the go? If so, beware of being in a hurry and skipping meals or going too many hours between meals. There are many to-go nonperishable snacks you can keep in your desk drawer, car, purse, backpack, or briefcase. Peanut butter, whole grain crackers, tuna with crackers, whole-grain snack bars, fruit packs, nuts, cereal, and raisins are just a few simple ideas of items to keep handy. When selecting the items right for you, check the calories, carbohydrates and fiber. These three details found on food labels may be your key to getting just the right amount of calories and carbohydrates to keep you fueled until your next meal. Fiber will slow digestion and help you feel full.
Skipping meals or going too long between meals may contribute to overeating at your next meal or increased snacking at night time. Long intervals between meals can cause low blood sugar, and this means your brain is telling you to eat to bring your blood sugar to a normal level. So, the next time you find yourself VERY hungry, stop…and think, have I ate on time and on a good schedule today?