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Are you being hit with an afternoon slump?

Do you ever come home from a long day of work and suddenly feel ravenous hunger coming on or the need to head straight for the pantry or fridge for the quickest and easiest snack?

A patient and I were chatting the other day about this problem which I think many others can relate to - so I decided to give you all a few tips on the matter.

If this is a problem time of day for you, the first place to start is to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is this true hunger?

  • Am I bored?

  • Have I eaten enough today?

  • Am I actually just thirsty?

Ways to overcome these problems:

  1. Eat regular, balanced meals throughout the day and small snacks in between

  2. Drink lots of water through the day (try for 30-35ml/kg body weight)

  3. Don’t have long gaps between meals (meals/snacks should be 3-5 hrs apart)

  4. Enjoy complex carbs in small portions with all meals and snacks such as fruit or low fat/fat free yoghurt in between

  5. Listen to your body! If it is not a true hunger then rather enjoy a cup of tea or distract yourself by going for a walk or run, calling a friend, having a hot shower or reading a good book

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