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7. Eat a meal replacement bar for an afternoon snack.
Sure, many protein bars taste like sawdust. But most are also nutritious, low in calories, and make it easy to stave off the mid-afternoon hunger pangs you’ll inevitably feel after having eaten a light lunch. Don’t get too hung up on nutritional values; just pick a bar that includes 10 or 15 grams of protein and you’ll be fine.
Eating a mid-afternoon meal replacement bar doesn’t just bridge the lunch and dinner gap, it’s an easy way to get in the habit of eating smaller meals more frequently.