2. Plan for success
Plan your eating for the day by making a daily budget for your meals that includes snacks. Dr. Lau suggests the main meal of the day should be a plate of food with a protein source such as meat or legumes on a quarter of the plate, a starch such as rice or pasta on a quarter of the plate, and two servings of different-colored vegetables on the other half of the plate.
According to Lau, feelings of hunger may be influenced by the kind of food you’re eating. “Don’t overdo the carbs,” he says. “Eat more proteins.” That’s not limited to animal proteins, though—be sure to include some proteins from plant sources such as legumes and nuts as well.