Spirulina tablets are my secret weapon. I never go anywhere without them.
They are compressed algae tablets that balance blood sugar among many other things. They are also an awesome appetite suppressant without any side effects or contraindications.
This is how I can manage to start work at 5 am and not eat until 10 or 11 am. I take 8 tablets at 4 a.m. and I don't start to get hungry until about 10 am. If I have to work late or am somehow delayed from eating I will take 2-4 more tablets which will safely hold me over for a few more hours until I can get to my compliant meal.
Before I started eating this way, I had a huge problem with night eating. Now, I don't have any problem eating my dinner and waiting 3 hours before going to bed without snacking. But in the early days of following this way of eating I needed to rely on spirulina before bedtime to ensure that hunger cravings wouldn't keep me awake at night.
I would take 2 at bedtime (either to stave off hunger or to deal with my restless leg syndrome). BTW I no longer suffer from restless leg syndrome. Something that has plagued me since my early 20's and now has magically vanished. (Another benefit of this way of eating.)
Spirulina can be found in your health food store or in the health aisle in some supermarkets.
You can buy it in powdered form and add to water. But I find it takes more motivation do this for something that tastes pretty gross. Or, you can buy the compressed tablets. They aren't that cheap....about $36.00 for 360 tablets (so 10 cents a tablet). But if it keeps your waistline going down and your self esteem going up, it's worth it!
Prairie Naturals is a reputable Canadian brand for supplementation and is my favorite for all of my supplements. If you are in the US or another country, seek out a reputable national company that uses the cleanest organically-sourced ingredients.