So I can eat pretty well at work, I eat small snacks throughout the day, generally on the healthy side. I am on target to meet my calorie goal of 1500 a day (so I am not overly restricting) I'm not overly hungry because I eat something 100 calories about every hour and a half. but then I don't eat for around 2 hours becuase of my busride and by the time I get home I AM STARVING and I eat a ton. And blow everything.
Does anyone else experience this? How do you combat it?
Also: Could this be because I work out at lunch? If it is how can i fix it?
I also tend to be short on protein, could this be a contributin factor?
It's most likely caused by the fact that you are eating so few calories.
What type of foods are you eating? Make sure you are getting enough protein and healthy fats, they are much more satiating and keep you feeling full longer. Also, depending on your workouts, 1500 may be too low.
Make your last snack at work something with a bit more calories and fat. That way you can feel full longer.
Right now nuts are the only suggestion I can think of
I have the same commute issues. My bus/subway ride is about 1.5 hours and by the time I get home, I'm pretty hungry. I try to combat it the best I can by making sure I have a healthy plan for dinner and I get started on it right away. Focusing on food prep takes my mind off the hunger and half an hour later, I get to sit down to full meal. Of course, if you do this, you have to be careful about portion controlling.
If you're so ravenous by the time you get home that you simply must eat something the minute you step in the door, why not try bringing a snack for the busride? Nuts, a healthy trail mix, an apple, etc. can all be very portable.
Snacking at night is one of my biggest roadblocks, in regards to healthy eating...I can do great all day and once my kids go to bed all I want to do is break out some wine and chocolate. I think it is important to evaluate why you are eating at night..is it driven by actual hunger or is it more emotional in nature. Some things that have helped me:
1. working out in the evening
2. saving calories for the evening meal/snack
3. going on a night time eating detox
4. eating a more satisfying dinner