Report Miserable afternoons made better with candy in Nutrition Posted May 27, 2014 I went back to school about a year and a half ago and experienced a similar problem. Making sure that breakfast and lunch have you well fueled is important (play around with carb and fat levels as well as overall amount to find what works). I also keep my waterbottle at hand and drink frequently, even if it's just to give me something to do with my mouth and hands. Sleep is a big one - this is usually when I get my energy slump and my body tends to cue the hunger signals when energy levels start falling. Sometimes, though, it just doesn't seem to matter how spot-on my diet is. I want some damn candy. My compromise is hard candy. Jolly ranchers are a favorite. As are those werthers caramel things (I like the coffee +caramel ones). No chewing allowed - just suck on them. Now and Laters take some time and effort to get through as well. I just pace them out. Usually I only want one or two and I'm over the taste. It takes me longer to suck on a <20 calorie jolly rancher than it does to eat a 250 calorie snickers bar.