The human body is actually a bit out of sync: By the time it tells you it needs nutrients, it's already deficient. In fact, those pangs of hunger are your body's last-ditch efforts to get you to eat.
Stay ahead of the curve by eating before hunger strikes. If you're pressed for time, consider the following: A meal can consist of a four-ounce chicken breast, a small baked potato and a salad, all of which require little preparation time and can be made the night before. Dining can also be as simple as a low-sugar meal-replacement bar, or a small protein shake and a banana.