Thanks for the replies, ladies.
I read something last night about the difference between dry foods and water-dense foods and I'm realizing that I need to make better choices in my snacks. Yesterday I had 4 low-carb protein bars! 4! Granted I also had some apples but at 150 calories each, those dry protein bars don't do much to fill me up but sure do add a significant amount of calories to my daily intake.
I have been reaching for apples a lot lately because the act of really digging my teeth into something and the water content of the apples really satisfy me, but even those need to be in moderation. 3 apples a day is probably too many.
So now my goal is to replace 1 of the apples and at least 2, preferably 3 of those protein bars with a serving of broccoli or some other veggie.
I've also got to drink more water because sometimes when I think I am hungry, I might really just be thirsty. Not sure about that but it is certainly worth experimenting with.
Thanks again for the replies.