7. You're eating at all the wrong times
Generally speaking, Kapur explains, eating every four to five hours is a healthy standard -- "and you really want to hover between three and six." If you're neglecting food during an eight-hour workday, how much do you wanna bet the first thing you eat isn't gonna be great for you? "You're not going to want salmon, because it takes a while for your body to break down the protein," says Kapur. "You’re going to want sugar or fried food, which is instant energy."
If you're skipping breakfast, you're very likely to be throwing your eating schedule out of whack, and then you become one of those weirdos eating lunch at 10:58am. Then, in the afternoon, you end up experiencing what Kapur calls "catch-up hunger," which is your body trying to fill in all the calories you missed in the morning. "Starting in the afternoon, there's a seven-to-nine-hour window when your body is like, 'Feed me.'"
8. When you do eat, you're neglecting the good stuff
Ideally, explains Kapur, "the combination of fiber -- which comes from complex carbs and whole grains -- protein, and healthy fat is what gives you the most satiety." Think brown rice with chicken and veggies roasted with olive oil, or a piece of toast with avocado and fresh mozzarella. Admittedly, that does take a bit of work (or at least some grocery shopping), but if you're going for the closest option (your desk drawer or the first fast-food joint you come across in your rush for sustenance), it's more likely going to be simple carbs and fried foods that bring instant relief... and then proceed to make you hungry again.