Help with not being hungry, what's that all about?!?!

previous topic · next topic

Joined: Apr 10
Posts: 286

Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 12:37
So I started my "lifestyle change" on November 6, 2012 and I've lost 5 lbs (slow and steady wins the race, right?) Up until two days ago I have been hungry every day. The last couple of days I haven't been starving like usual. I realized last week that I haven't been getting enough protein. I learned via the internet that you multiply your weight time .37 and that will tell you the amount of protein you should be eating daily, is that why I've been less hungry? Should I be worried, in all my years of trying and failing at diets my hunger has NEVER been satiated. I'm confused. Please tell me that this isn't just a phase.

Joined: Nov 10
Posts: 50

Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 12:49
I definitely think that sufficient protein helps with hunger. In my experience ( and I used to be a snacky carb junkie), I would never feel like I have had enough. Now that I focus on protein in my diet to maintain my new weight I believe it works for me. I do not feel the desire to snack anymore to satisfy hunger. I have a goal to eat enough calories and to eat enough protein every day, but I don't focus too much on the percentages or numbers. I am always satisfied and no longer have those "gotta eat" moments. The days I don't eat as much protein I can totally tell that I am constantly looking for food more, but because I know this is happening, I reach for the protein and soon the hunger passes. I still enjoy treats and sweets I just don't have them all the time anymore!

Joined: Apr 10
Posts: 286

Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 12:57
Thanks Zenwolf, it is something that I have ALWAYS struggled with when trying to lose weight so quite frankly I was getting scared. I've never experienced it before, so I'm glad to hear that I'm semi-normal.

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 1,286

Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 13:02
Eating more protein means I don't crave cheese anymore.

Joined: Sep 09
Posts: 1,995

Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 13:25
Whenever I'm hungry, I go for protein. It fills me up. Carbs just make me want to eat more. If I'm hungry, and just want a tiny, fulfilling snack, a slice of ham (cold cut type) will often do. Put a little mustard on it, and roll it up. 12 calories, flavorful, fulfilling and YUM!

Visit my website:

"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

I went from morbidly obese to being the owner of TABDIG - a weight loss coaching service that helps people worldwide losing weight. It's been an amazing journey. From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, living healthy and helping people to reach the very same goals. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier! If you feel that you need help losing weight, don't hesitate to send me an inbox message.

Joined: Apr 10
Posts: 286

Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 13:30
Two things: Mmmmmmmm cheese and thanks for the cold cut suggestion, I'm writing it on my grocery list right now.

Forum Search
Advanced forum search

Latest Posts

Looking for buddies.
How do I use the calorie counter on this site?
by Netski29 on 01 Dec 15 11:25 AM
does anyone know of a food tracking system that is designed for kids?
I work with some kids who want to work on their weight and after some success one of them is looking at residential programs/camps for weight loss. That seems an extreme approach to me and I wondered ...
by kfreeark_afs1 on 01 Dec 15 08:41 AM
Lemon Sole Fillets Served in Mushroom Sauce
Steam ovens are said to be the best cooking appliances for their use of steam in cooking thus eliminating the use of oil or even butter. If you are a seafood lover, you can try out some lemon sole fillets ...
by Sally Wilkinson on 30 Nov 15 11:48 PM
I get my chocolate "fix" by making with Stevia: chocolate pudding, hot cocoa using organic fat free milk (it is just as creamy as 2% milk with a long shelf life) I plan to experiment with cocoa ...
by changeovertime on 30 Nov 15 06:13 PM
I'm a backslider!
@Phil... and mind. I'm a completely different person on keto. My mood is so bad off, I even lose my tickle spots. Literally! My brain is so foggy that I can't even remember VERY important appo ...
by FatGirlJenny on 30 Nov 15 06:01 PM

Member Tip

average member ranking
by member Ashley2265
This is a good starting point, but you really need an exercise plan to maximize the results. Even if it is just walking. Get moving!
04 Jul 13 for diet Weight Watchers