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Afternoon Tips for Weight Loss

#1 Meal Prep

There’s an old saying that goes: “failure to plan is planning to fail.”

Nowhere is this truer than when it comes to nutrition for weight loss.

More often than not, what happens when individuals don’t plan and prep their meals, they end up going for the most convenient option, which is usually fast food, take out, or whatever they can find in the office vending machines.

This inevitably leads to consuming a lot of high-calorie food that does little to fill you up but will almost guarantee that you’ll exceed your calorie limits for the day.

You can avoid this trap by taking time each week, such as during the weekend, to plan and prep your lunches (and possibly dinners) so that even when things get chaotic, you always have a meal at the ready and don’t need to stress about what to eat.

#2 Schedule Lunch

More of us are working from home than ever these days, and even before that, many individuals got so wrapped up in work they simply forgot to eat lunch, which inevitably resulted in raiding the snack machines at the office or the refrigerator for whatever was close at hand.

This typically results in consuming too many calories and when you also factor in that most individuals are moving even less than they already were, you have the perfect recipe for unwanted weight gain.

As such, make sure to schedule your lunch and to make things better, have a lunch prepared so you don’t have to waste time and energy figuring out what to eat.

#3 Have Soup as an Appetizer

No matter what time of day, or season of the year, soup is always on the menu. It can be served hot or cold, thick or thin, and packed with “fixings” or left as a “pure” broth.

Regardless of how you like your soup, know this -- having a cup of soup before your lunch (or any other meal of the day), can help you eat less calories during the day, which supports weight loss.

In fact, studies indicate that eating soup is associated with a reduced intake of total fat and an increased intake of protein, carbohydrate and fiber as well as several essential vitamins and minerals.

#4 Consider a Post-Lunch Snack

Snacking is often viewed as detrimental for weight loss, and it can be if it causes you to exceed your calorie goals for the day, but that isn’t always the case.

For some individuals, snacking may help them avoid feeling too ravenous come mealtime (which could also lead to overeating).

If you do like to snack, and/or find that it helps you to not overeat at mealtime, make sure your snacks are rich in protein, healthy fats, and fiber.

Some of our favorite options for low-calorie snacks between meals are:

  • A scoop or protein powder

  • Apple and cheese

  • Mixed nuts

  • Greek yogurt + mixed berries

  • Hummus and veggies


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