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Posted: 09 Jan 2013, 19:04
Hi there,

I only started tracking my food a few days ago..but have found that I seem to be more hungry. I don't know if it's that I'm not eating enough. I'm trying to cut down on carbs-that doesn't seem to be working so well. I know that usually if I break up the meals and have snacks, it seems to help me lose weight-based on past experience. I noticed the soup doesn't seem to keep me full...I was starving yesterday.

I looked around for some good snack maybe that will help. I need to cut the banana's since they are so high in carbs. The hard boiled eggs work for me..and I loved the muffin ideas here so I'll try some of those too.

Any suggestions or tips would be great. I'm surprised I've actually been good logging everything and not cheating. Very Happy

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Posted: 09 Jan 2013, 19:40
I looked at your food diary and you're staying pretty close to your rdi. I find that I feel more full if I eat several different things for instance, instead of having one big bowl of pasta with meat sauce id rather have a piece of meat, veg, maybe a slice of bread, side salad and some fruit. I guess eating a little bit of several different things tricks my mind into thinking im eating buffet style. Laughing if I ate a pound of that pasta id be thinking of what I could eat next as soon as im finished. I guess because you haven't satisfied your taste buds having only one "flavor" at each meal. If not try to find low cal/carb things you can fill up on when you're really hungry. I saw you're concerned with carbs, you can look under the recipes tab and select low carb to see if you can find anything you like!

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Posted: 10 Jan 2013, 07:15
Thanks Selenap20! I'll give your suggestion of the "buffet" style a's actually a great idea. I'm a carb my pastas, breads, it's probably an adjustment to changing that as well.

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Posted: 10 Jan 2013, 07:23
In addition to seleanp20's comment, I once read that it's a good idea to go for at least three different colors in the food on your plate. It satisfies the mind, supposedly, and thus makes you feel more full. As much as it sounds silly, just as much this makes sense to me.

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Posted: 10 Jan 2013, 07:36
I agree with the comments above - I have virtually no carbs unless they come from low carb veggies in my diet and used to get ridiculously hungry at the beginning. Because I'm always on the go, I found that having 3 meals a day was not enough to keep me satisfied and have found that the 'buffet' style of eating in between meals is brilliant. I have smaller meals but have lots of bits and pieces in the fridge that I can grab whenever I feel like it. For instance, I have a big pot of fat-free greek yogurt (I would add something like reduced fat cocoa powder to mask the taste if you are not a fan!) but things that have literally saved me from binging on a few occasions are things like packs of ready to eat low fat ham/turkey, the laughing cow triangle cheese (not amazingly healthy, but it's okay for me!) and a pot of boiled eggs that I cook the night before. Just make sure you have enough snacks around the house and perhaps eat smaller meals, more often? Smile
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Posted: 10 Jan 2013, 08:16
Eating more often was also key for me. I eat 5 times a day usually. Meals are around 225-300 cals and snacks are between 75-150, depends on what I plan for the day. I keep my RDI at 1100 cals since it's not a science, there's the tasting while cooking etc and figure my intake is probably 200+ cals more than FS tells me. Giving up my bread and pasta was tough for about a month. When I am craving carbs I stick to the lesser evils like beans, low carb tortillas, flatout wraps and a small amount of brown rice or potato, greek yogurt, etc and balance it out with protein. I aim for no more that even percents of protein and net carbs including veggies etc. I used to aim for 2% protien to every 1% carb but the winter has been tough Sad, working on it... As I always tell people, peek at others food journals for ideas. I have found so many things things way! Keeping up with my protein and eating more often regulates my blood sugar and keeps me from getting too hungry and over eating. Just have to experiment and see what works for you. Good luck!

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Posted: 10 Jan 2013, 08:19
Only1Bones wrote:
Thanks Selenap20! I'll give your suggestion of the "buffet" style a's actually a great idea. I'm a carb my pastas, breads, it's probably an adjustment to changing that as well.

don't overload yourself, if it helps just slowly phase out the pasta's and breads by cutting your portions and replacing with fruits and veggies to your meals so you don't feel deprived. I hear dropping carbs cold turkey can bring on some serious cravings. Just see what works best for you.

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Posted: 11 Jan 2013, 07:55
Thanks for all the responses. I have no idea how I dropped the weight just seemed to fall off. I'm still down 15 pounds so that's not so bad. I remember just cutting all my portions in half and using a smaller plate. I think the key will not getting the feeling that I'm deprived. last night I was thinking...uugghh...I'm so sick of eating salad...and it's only been a week. I did have chicken on my lunch yesterday and a bit of cheese. Like you guys posted....having healthy snacks around will be key. I need to be better prepared. I don't care for yoghurt....but will have to give the greek stuff a try. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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