What sort of food do you typically keep in your home? I actually try not to have any junk around, and will always have an ample supply of good stuff to snack on. I will note though that I seem to be able to eat the same crap over and over without problem (some people wouldn’t want to eat 2-3 bowls of oatmeal a day -lol).
What I ALWAYS have on hand in my kitchen:
Metabolic Drive - I buy 6 at a time, in diff flavors. When you dont feel like eating, but it’s been 2 hours since u last did, force a few scoops down your guttet!
Natural Peanut Butter - Straight outta the jar with a lotta watter, or a big gob mixed into a bowl of oatmeal. Will add to a ‘full’ feeling.
Oatmeal - Totally convenient and quick cooking source of complex carbs, fiber, and very few calories if you think about it (~150?)
Cashews or Almonds - not a ‘bad’ snack, especially if you’re eating mostly P+F meals. I’ll throw a handful in a bowl of collage cheese at night to up the calories.
Frozen pre-cooked chicken breasts - Yes, these are processed as hell, and certainly not great compared to fresh chicekn, but the convenience is huge, and if you’re not severely restricting your sodium, the prot and cals aren’r bad. Can also be tossed over a salad, or pasta
Tuna - what needs to be said
Sardines - I just started eating these a month or two ago, and if you can eat tuna, you can eat sardines. I’ll buy the skinless/boneless ones in olive oil, and put down 2 cans at a time (total cals ~450, total prot ~50). For the amount of food you’re actually ingesting to get this much prot, it seems like a nice bang for you buck to me.
Eggs, Shredded CHeese, Sliced Turkey - SOmetimes breakfast, sometimes dinner, eggs seem to take up a lot of space, and contain few cals (especially if you use mostly whites), with a great nitritional profile. I’ll whip up an omlete with some cheese and about 1/4 lbs of turkey and be nice aqnd content with something the size of a football on my plate (a little tabasco or low sugar ketchup goes a long way with this!)
Meat - usually a few packages of frozen Bison patties from Trader Joes.
Talapia - Again, a few packages of frozen pieces from Trader Joes
Now, while I may splurge, or occassionally eat ‘crap’ while I’m out, having this type of food on hand is HUGE. I do not keep bread in my apartment, or any sort of somewhat healthy nonsense. Some of my choices are there for simplicity’s sake, and some because they are basically good choices overall. Figure out what you need to keep onhand (that you don’t mind eating over and over), and even foods you can carry around with you if need be (jerky, prot bars, nuts). Keep things simple, and keep repeating! -lol