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Quick, Skinny Tip: Spoil Your Appetite

Let me set the scene: you’re meeting some sexy babes for dinner + cocktails. It’s around six pm, so you’re beginning to feel hunger pains. Naturally, you open the fridge & poke around. Suddenly {!!!} your roommate/boyfriend/girlfriend/parent says: “don’t spoil your appetite- you won’t be hungry for dinner!”

Sound familiar? Yeuuuuuup.

I beg of you: next time this happens, pleaseeeeeeee go right ahead & spoil your appetite.

Since restaurants are full of hidden calories & added sugars, eating a snack before dining out is If I’m at a restaurant with friends, on an empty stomach, my eyes are bigger than my head. Which means I end up eating wayyyyyy more crap than a typical dinner [ not to mention I’m also a hypoglycemic bitch! ].

Simple solution: fill up on a hefty snack before leaving the house. Some my favs: a 150-cal Ready Snax, cottage cheese with a dash of cinnamon, a small salad filled with veggies, a piece of light cheese with mini pretzels, or [ not and ; ) ] low carb toast with a swipe of nut butter,

Problemo solved. Don’t let your hunger sway you towards unhealthy menu selections. Prep yourself. Because no one likes that ‘ughhhh, I just ate way too much & I feel like shit’ feeling.



25 comments on Quick, Skinny Tip: Spoil Your Appetite

  1. Lisa Price
    10.10.12 at 3:56 pm (3 years ago)

    The Veggie, Cheese, and Pretzel snack pack looks amazing. Will def keep an eye out for this one at the store! Xo.
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  2. Brittany Peters
    10.10.12 at 5:11 pm (3 years ago)

    Hahaha I do the same! I always eat something before going to my friend’s house because her parents are always tempting me with junk food!

  3. Nikki @ Road To Less Cake
    10.10.12 at 11:34 pm (3 years ago)

    Great idea! I often have a piece of fruit and some yogurt before going out for a meal. Then I’m not going completely ravenous.

    • laurynevarts
      10.11.12 at 10:11 pm (3 years ago)

      Yogurt and fruit is perf! XO.

    • laurynevarts
      10.11.12 at 10:10 pm (3 years ago)

      You’re so sweet, Heidi! Thanks for always being awesome. xox.

  4. Tyra
    10.11.12 at 12:09 am (3 years ago)

    I love that snack pack – it looks delish!

    My favourite snack at the moment is Sicilian green olives, they’re crunchy but not very salty.
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    • laurynevarts
      10.11.12 at 10:10 pm (3 years ago)

      YUM— that sounds fab, Tyra!

  5. Cara
    10.11.12 at 6:10 am (3 years ago)

    Awesome tip! I’m going to put this into practice tonight before my evening out.
    Question- how often do you/do you recommend weighing yourself? I’m on a mission to lose just a few lbs and I started weighing myself almost daily – but the fluctuations make me a little crazy :0

    • laurynevarts
      10.11.12 at 10:10 pm (3 years ago)

      Yay! I am not big into weighing myself; once and while I do, but overall it’s how my jeans fit ; ). XO.

  6. Corey @ When We Wander
    10.11.12 at 6:42 am (3 years ago)

    I ALWAYS have a snack before going out to dinner/drinks. Totally helps me from picking at the bread or chips they place down in front of you before your dinners come. My favorite snack is probably an apple with some nut butter!

    • laurynevarts
      10.11.12 at 10:09 pm (3 years ago)


  7. Tara
    10.11.12 at 6:47 am (3 years ago)

    Hey Lauryn I was wondering if the Oasis bread pictured is better nutritionally than Ezekial bread? I’ve never seen the Oasis before!


    • laurynevarts
      10.11.12 at 10:09 pm (3 years ago)

      I love Oasis and Ezekiel. But Oasis only has 45 cals and way less carbs. It depends if you want to add fiber to your diet or you want to cut back. Lately, I have started the morning off with a cup of green tea, a piece of Oasis bread, soy nut butter, & a side of raspberries. It’s perfect for a pre-workout breaky : ). XO.

  8. Mirjam
    10.11.12 at 7:15 am (3 years ago)

    Soooo familiar!!!

    • laurynevarts
      10.11.12 at 10:08 pm (3 years ago)

      : )

  9. Caitlin
    10.11.12 at 9:41 am (3 years ago)

    Hi Lauren!!!
    Great tips on snacking pre-dinner. I have never seen those little lunch packets in Canada before! What a great idea! I have been a fan and follower of your blog for some time now and am wondering if you have a button I could post on my blog?

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    • laurynevarts
      10.11.12 at 10:03 pm (3 years ago)

      They’re amaze. I eat one like 5 times a week. E-mail me at and I’ll send you over my button ; ). XO.

  10. erin @WELLinLA
    10.11.12 at 10:18 am (3 years ago)

    It’s always the salsa and chips that get me at restaurants… sigh! Love the tips to eat a little something first!
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    • laurynevarts
      10.11.12 at 10:03 pm (3 years ago)

      SAMEEEEEZZIIIEEE! The chips and salsa get me all the time!

  11. Millie
    10.12.12 at 1:16 am (3 years ago)

    I always eat a little late-afternoon to stop pre-dinner hungerand I don’t have to eat so much! Wish that little snack pack was available in the UK! x
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    • laurynevarts
      10.12.12 at 1:18 am (3 years ago)

      Smart girl! Love it! <3

  12. Mimi Finerty
    10.13.12 at 8:06 am (3 years ago)

    Great tips! Im a sucker at a restaurant; I have this whole, we dont eat out often lets make the most of it thing in my head and end up with a main two sides a desert and 4 glasses of wine. Hahaha, I just cant help myself when it comes to food. Maybe next time I will be strict with myself and adopt your ideas. Thanks for the tips! :)
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    • laurynevarts
      10.13.12 at 11:56 am (3 years ago)

      ; ) no worries! XO

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