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One of the challenges with maintaining a healthy weight and subsequently a healthy heart is our tendency to overeat at main meals, feel peckish in between or crave something sweet afterwards.

There are many reasons why this happens, and they’re usually a combination of social, emotional and physiological. On the physiological side, a few reasons you may overeat are:

  • You may not actually feel physically full, because the foods you’ve eaten previously haven’t given your body the tools to feel full.
  • You may be extra hungry because you haven’t eaten enough throughout the day.
  • You may not be eating enough protein.

Protein is an essential part of helping you feel full and satisfied. One of the best ways to get back in control of your appetite is to ensure you’re eating protein-rich foods at each of your meals, particularly breakfast and lunch.

So here are five protein-packed meals that you can throw together to help get you through the day.

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The Healthy Eating Hub

This article was written by an Accredited Practicing Dietitian from The Healthy Eating Hub. The Healthy Eating Hub is a team of university qualified nutritionists and dietitians who are passionate about helping people develop long term healthy eating habits through offering evidenced-based and practical nutrition advice that people can put into practice straight away.

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