And I bet those office snacks are very carby as these things tend to be!
Going prepared is the sensible option
The supermarkets all sell little bags of almonds, cashews etc 25g or so, these are really handy to keep in your bag for those emergency snacking moments! Good because they keep for several months until needed.
So more protein on non fast days i'm a veggie so find that a bit challenging. Tried with eggs for breakfast today so hopefully that will work. I work in an office where snacks are always around and on non fast days i can resist but other wise will get up and walk back and forth to the snack table. On fast days I don't actually feel hungry - i seem to thrive on not eating - feel energized somehow. ill buy some nuts for my desk draw.
Maybe you are not 'hungry' at all, but just grazing. If you fast, you know what hunger feels like and that is not how you are feeling when you reach for the next rice cake, choc bar or whatever. It sounds to me like mindless eating, when mindful eating is a more helpful approach.
ok so i find fast days relatively easy. As i don't have lots of weight to lose - just some post baby weight (and 9 mo maternity leave cake eating) I decided not to count calories on non fast days but i worry that i binge.
Pre baby I had never been on a diet as i exercised loads but now I would prefer to spend time with baby instead of in the gym or at aerobics classes (i used to do yoga 3 times a week, aerobics twice) now I occasionally do yoga once.
Its only the day after the fast but hell. Yesterday i ate 500 calories I think coped without anything apart from a skinny latte until 1.30. But since then i've had soup, marmite cheese toast, a chocolate bar and am now picking at rice cakes in my desk draw as I'm 'starving' even considering popping out of the office to get more food. please tell me i'm not the only one. I fast 2 days (only at work as at home I find it impossible as I graze - probably how I put on the weight anyway! I've been 5:2 for a month but its always the same. I'm not sure if I've lost any weight but i do fit into clothes better as I don't own scales (a long story to do with dm thinking that it breeds a non healthy attitude to food and weight- sexism etc) but i was size 10-12 pre baby and now 12-14 ;-( please don't say i have to count calories on non fast days ;-(