Amy Culver - The Queen Of Lean

Holiday stress

Holiday season isn't all just about food

Plan ahead to stay on the right track

Prioritize this Thanksgiving

Choose treats wisely during the holidays

Starting a weightlifting routine

Healthy body has right signs

You need a livable food plan

Tailor your food according to needs

Plan strategies for when life gets hectic

Traveling can challenge eating habits

Parenting your own inner spoiled child

Long-term motives create long-lasting results

Interval training works for anyone

Check ingredients when eating out

Get out of the house for your workout

Lack of sleep may lead to weight gain

Cooking extra saves time and calories

Even small changes can make an impact

Swimming is a good
all-around exercise

Don't let slip-ups destroy your plan

Make your lifestyle and health compatible

A little exercise can yield big results

Food plans can help you eat right

Moderation is weight-loss key

Give your weight-loss plan time

Combat post-holiday blues with activity

Choose holiday calories carefully

Good kitchen tools make life easier

Enjoy feast in moderation

Start planning holiday meals now

Don't buy Halloween candy too early

Theaters offer healthy snacks

Try to avoid evening snacking

Tips to stave off hunger pangs

Stuck?  Reassess your routine

Avoid peaks and valleys in diet

Measure size of food portion to help tip scale in your favor

Learn to love being thin

Change your lifestyle; don't just diet

Fruity thoughts to keep fit

Water can ease cravings

Working a pool into your exercise routine

Stay focused, move forward

Delay caving to craving

Review of daily plan should include diet & activities

Holidays are never-ending

Measuring food is key to weight loss

Food-logging can help in weight loss

Find ways to make exercise fun

Reserve time for your exercise program

Substitutions for your holiday treats

Moderation is key to good diet

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Tips to stave off hunger pangs

No matter how hard you try, there will be times when you end up waiting too long between meals and become ravenously hungry.  The best thing you can do when this happens is to quickly find something decent to eat, eat it, and then wait a bit for the hunger to subside.

If you are in a grocery store, be sure to get something to eat before you shop.  This will save you money and help to keep the calories out of the house from the inevitable impulse purchases.  Yogurt is a great snack.  You can usually grab a spoon from the deli to eat it with.

If you are out running errands, there are several options.  Most "quick stop" stores have fresh fruit at or near the register. 

A banana will go a very long way, even on an empty stomach.  And don't assume the drive-through is off limits.  A regular hamburger will only cost you around 250 calories, and a regular soft taco only about 150.  Either one will stave off hunger for a while.

What if you are at work and the vending machine is calling?  Animal Crackers are a surprisingly lower-calorie and widely available snack.  One whole package is less than 200 calories.  If granola bars are offered, try eating just one from the package and saving the other for later, or tomorrow.

How about that time between getting home and dinner?  One slice of bread and a slice of cheese should quickly fill you and give you energy to get dinner on the table. 

If you have them available, add some fruits or veggies as well.  A glass of milk (be sure to measure) makes a nice, balanced snack option.

Remember to keep your head, and the rest of your body will thank you.