Avoiding hunger how to do it

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Posted: 22 May 2012, 04:44
Hey guys!

I have a question im trying my best to diet properly but i always get in to trouble with my mouth ok it starts like this i wake up 3:00 in the afternoon most of the time i dont eat untill dinner at around 7:00 i stay up for a few hours and then i take a nap at around 10:00 11ish and wake up at 1 am then i do my treadmill for about 1hr and then when im finish all hells breaks loose i eat oatmeal and then maybe tuna and then a bananna or something and my night time eating in the early am is really killing me how do i avoid night time eating and how can i be fullfiled so that i wont have to eat at night i just do not want to be hungry at all!

Thanks can you guys put me on the right track

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Posted: 22 May 2012, 06:01
Umm, eat more?

I can't see your diet calendar so it's hard for me to say anything specific, but you shouldn't ever have to be hungry-- losing weight doesn't mean starving yourself. You can pretty much stuff yourself with asparagus, carrots, tomato, summer squash, cucumbers, spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, etc. To give you an idea, you could eat four cups of broccoli and only consume around 125 calories. Four cups of cucumber would be around 50 calories, and four cups of carrots is around 200 calories. I promise you that you can't eat four cups of any of those things at one sitting-- I picked that number simply because it was so outrageous.

Let's make a meal! An egg has around 75 calories. Let's make a scramble with two eggs, a little bit of butter, and a big ole mess of sauteed vegetables. You're at 150 calories plus, oh, let's say half a tablespoon of butter for 50 calories plus two cups of chopped veggies for 50 calories. That's a big ole mess of food and you've only consumed 250 calories. If you want more protein add half a cup of egg whites to the mix for another 50 calories or so, or a quarter cup of shrimp for the same amount.

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Posted: 22 May 2012, 07:41
hi,it looks like u just started here.welcome.i did read ur diet calender and i have to agree with hoser,"eat MORE".i would be hungry all the time if i ate just what u have written.unfortunately i have gotten lazy and dont record my food or exercise anymore but u should see my lunch salads.it is time for me to go make a big veggie omlette w\ meat like hoser desribed(got me hungry)!good luck and eat well and often.

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Posted: 22 May 2012, 14:20
Dieting doesn't mean starving yourself. You just need to pick lower calorie (fat? sugar? whatever you are looking to lose) foods that fill you up without filling you out.

It helps me to drink a full 8 ounce glass of water before any meal, plus drink water while I'm eating. This keeps you from going back for seconds without feeling like you are still hungry.

You should try finding snacks that you like for when you get hungry, without filling yourself with 200+ calories. If you have an Aldi's store anywhere nearby they have Fit & Active products cheaper than most of the name brands. Anyway, you can eat a whole bag of F&A light butter popcorn for 50 calories. That should fill you up. Wink

Just be careful with snacking too much though. Good luck!

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Posted: 22 May 2012, 14:59
Fiber fills you, get a lot of veggies with each meal--either fresh or cook using a good fat (olive oil). Fruit is also very filling. Also, long cardio revs up your appetite, makes you crave carbs, excess carbs drives up your insulin. Try shorter workouts doing cardio intervals or circuit training. You can get the same if not better results.

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Posted: 22 May 2012, 15:58
I try to eat 6 times a day. I am really bad about not eating breakfast or lunch so I really have to push myself so that I don't consume all those carbs at night. I have 3 major meals that I try and keep around 300 and then 3 snacks at around 100 each. I am a work in progress when it comes to this. I find that if I log everything it is easier to track what I am doing, not doing and should be doing easier.
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Posted: 22 May 2012, 21:15
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Posted: 23 May 2012, 00:14
I just saw your diet calendar and whoa! Everyone here is right, you are eating too little. At this rate, you will gain weight because you'll convert your body into a hoarder. It also causes a lot of health problems, starting with loss of hair (the effects are seen 3 months down the line). eeps!

You are probably feeling hungry because you haven't eaten throughout the day. Ideally, your daily calorie deficit should never be more than 1000 calories. And you do need a lot more veggies. I believe 4-5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day are required.

Do try to sneak veggies into foods you like and remember it isn't a diet. It is a change that you can sustain for life, making a healthier you. In addition to the excellent ideas posted above, you can roast your veggies and season them with the spices you like. You can also chop up the fruits you like and sprinkle them with lime/lemon juice, salt, pepper, red chili powder (optional), and cumin. Makes a very yummy snack. Pity it can't be brown bagged.

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Posted: 23 May 2012, 14:52
Better food choices will make a huge difference. I see a lot of junk food on your calender instead of eating healthier things. A sausage biscuit, wings, fries and a milky way will leave you starving if you're trying to stay low calorie. Focus on solid lean proteins instead, chicken, good beef cuts, greek yogurt, etc. Add in veggies and healthy starches that have lots of fiber in them. If you eat the right foods you'll find yourself full and actually strugling to eat enough at times.

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Posted: 23 May 2012, 15:38
Ditto the better food choices. Pay attention to your hunger level when you eat different things and see what works for you, as we're all different. Protein, fat and fiber have all been known to help fill you up for longer. (And by fat, think the healthy fats in PB or avocado!)

Also, make sure you're eating because you're actually hungry and not just because you have a case of the munchies. A few ways to tell are to ignore it and see if you're still hungry in a few minutes - cravings tend to pass when not indulged but real hunger will only get worse. Drink some water and, again, wait a few minutes, since many people mistake thirst for hunger. Or allow yourself to snack but only on something healthy. If you're truly hungry, raw veggies should work just as well as potato chips, right? If you only want potato chips or a cookie then you're not really hungry.
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Posted: 24 May 2012, 08:48
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Posted: 24 May 2012, 09:11
Google "satiety index."

Back in 1995, some researchers measured fullness and hunger ratings after people ate different kinds of foods. You can find a plain-English (but somewhat sloppy) discussion of the issue and a chart showing some of the data here.

Some of the most satiating foods:
Beef steak
Baked beans

Some of the least satiating:
Candy bars

If you don't want to memorize a list of foods, just keep a few principles in mind: Protein, fiber, and whole foods will generally be more satiating than an equivalent number of calories from fat or carbs, and processed/highly palatable foods.

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 04:01
Thanks guys i really aprrecieate you guys setting me straight! but i am about t plug in what i ate today to celebrate memorial day and i hope its under my target.

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Posted: 29 May 2012, 14:25
Why do you have odd hours? Do you work second or third shift? Do you get a solid eight hours (or more) of uninterrupted, fully-sound sleep?

I have found the magic combination of foods to keep me satiated. It does not give me any betwee-meal crashes. That combination is: protein + veggies (any kind) + healthy fat (olive oil in a salad, or even an avocado or coconut milk from a can).

When we eat less junk food, we crave less junk food. Good luck!

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Posted: 31 May 2012, 13:18
Two things have worked for me, one better than the other:

1: sory of works: eat smaller portions more frequently. Like 100-300 calories at a time 7-10 times a day, but eat whatever kind of food you want. Works pretty well

2: Cut out the carbs. Once I started reducing carbs I found myself way less hungry even if I hadn't eaten for long periods of time. I used to get low blood sugar if I didn't eat for a few hours, but now a Denny's omlette with bacon on the side, no bread no grits no hash browns (800 calories or so depending how much bacon they give you) and I'm literally NOT HUNGRY for 9 hours. It's been like magic. I found myself able to eat 1600 calories a day without hunger (my breakeven is 2400 calories a day) just by skipping the carbs.

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