What do you do with those little bits of time here and there throughout the day? Are these spaces problem areas? For example, you plan to eat at noon and it is 11:30 or so and you are hungry. I used to watch the clock (which didn't seem to move) and focus on how hungry I was. There was this inner battle, this panic, over waiting another half hour to have lunch. Should I start doing something? Is there really enough time to accomplish anything? We don't want to start something and then have to stop before it's over do we?
I couldn't get my mind off of lunch. It seems so silly when not hungry and thinking about the reaction to hunger.
What can we get done in 1/2 hour? The perfect activity is some exercise. Why? The blood that is in the gut will be diverted to the legs, hips, and arms to do the activity and the hunger will go away. Many people say they are not hungry right after they exercise and that is because the blood has been diverted to the large muscle groups. As the muscles cool off and the blood leaves the large muscle groups, the hunger will show up. I have read several times that we burn calories at a faster rate for quite some time after we exercise. I think it was about two hours.
Before getting too hungry, get active. Reading a book or sewing won't do it. Getting outside and moving around will. Many have treadmills and other exercise equipment in their homes so that would also be perfect. We tend to think that hour we worked out is our daily allotment but I say walking on the treadmill for another 15 minutes or so to stave off hunger and get your mind off of it is a great strategy.
Who knows, you might forget to eat. (I crack myself up sometimes). Be well.