As part of our Ask Healthy Living series, a reader asked us to investigate why you might feel especially hungry the morning after a large meal. While researchers had a few ideas about why a big meal might cause increased hunger, they also had some thoughts for preventing the big meal from happening in the first place: eating high volume, low-density foods like salad greens and meals with a balance of fiber and protein to keep you feeling satiated for longer.

But readers had a few suggestions of their own, as well. In fact, one commenter suggested eating an apple before any big meal to reduce hunger:

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So we decided to take the question to our community -- what's your number one trick for staving off hunger and reducing your overall intake at any single meal?

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