As I said the "regular" lunch times are kept healthy by being busy doing something other than eating. Most folks are not truly hungry at lunch anyway. If we are to figure out real hunger from social and emotional hunger, we could eat to hunger. So how do we do that? With water. I increase my water slowly over a month to about a gallon a day and then I can tell when I am truly hungry or not. I decided long ago not to give in to social pressures to eat. I would rather go on a race walk with girlfriends up the steepest hill or mountain instead for an hour now. Another tip is to "plank" on my break at work. I go into the locker room and do planks in one minute intervals. I also sleep! Napping is good for the metabolism. How about a meditation? I count up and down in my head from one to ten and back down to one, for two or three cycles. When I focus on the number it is a vacation from my life.
If I am truly hungry I eat. I never deny myself. I love high fat, good fat like raw cheeses and butter, nut butters, and cured meats. Sometimes I eat a giant apple slathered with raw coconut butter and pink Himalayan sea salt on it. Fat is good for us and when paired with fibrous foods, they can keep us full and fueled for hours.
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