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squishy21080...

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Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 07:02
i was starving today went over by 11calories what are ways to be fuller
shmiller

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Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 07:43
Eleven calories is no big deal. Of course, over time, they can be a big deal, but don't beat yourself up over a measly eleven calories.

Think about what kind of calories you're eating and about how they'll energize and fuel you and sustain you. If you eat a bowl full of potato chips, you'll be full for a while, but they'll digest quickly and leave you empty again. Instead, choose foods that are high in fiber, protein, and not necessarily low in fat. These things will give you energy to persevere and maintain your workouts, and a little fat along with some bulk will keep your belly full.

I love snacks like almonds, carrot sticks, cottage cheese, apples with chunky peanut butter, a bowl of protein cereal. These fill me up and keep me full for a long time between meals.

Here's the thing, though. You're going to be kinda hungry. Not starving, but I can't imagine making much progress if you aren't a little hungry sometimes. Learn the difference between real hunger, though, and something else. Are you really hungry for food, or do you hunger for something to do or someone to talk to or something to alleviate your stress? When I'm a little hungry, I ask myself to wait thirty minutes. If I'm still hungry, I grab one of my go-to snacks. Most often, though, I find that in thirty minutes, I've started to do something else and forgot that I was hungry.

Good luck!
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riocaz

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Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 07:47
Well if we can't see your food diary it's hard to see where we can help except in very limited ways.

I would suggest bulking your food out with low calorie foods. Replacing major carb sources (such as rice with cauliflower "rice" for example which is 1/3rd the calorie cost so if you eat 50g of cooked rice normally you can have about 150g of cauliflower "rice" for about the same cost. Obviously the cauliflower will physically make you feel more full as well as being full of fibre and various nutrients white rice isn't)

If you can get a hold of them, shirataki noodles are a great way to fill yourself up. Not only are they almost calorie free, but being comprised of a form of fibre called Glucomannan they can absorb up to several times their own weight in water as it passes through your stomach physically making you full (Technically glycomannan can absorb 100x it's weight in water and shirataki are 3% konjac glycomannan the rest being water, so the form you eat will swell by up to 3 and a bit times it's own weight in water)

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Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

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milky milky...

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Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 08:26
At what time in the day did you get hungry?
AquaSurf00

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Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 08:56
I eat a ton of low calories foods. Like for dinner i have my lean protein and a few sides of veggies. The lower in calorie the more I can eat and it keeps me pretty full.
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mrspackrat

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Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 11:09
Protein keeps you full and combined with veggies is very satifying to me. If you are not staying full for 4-5 hours (but not more than) after a meal, you are eating the wrong foods or not enough. There's also a period of time where you body is digesting/sort of detoxifying and it will give you the urge to eat but you're not really "hungry". Pushing past that stage is important. But if you truly think it's hunger, reevaluate what you are eating.
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shmiller

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Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 11:38
What's the digesting/detoxifying period you speak of? You're saying each day or meal this happens? Or at the start of new lifestyle change?
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mrspackrat

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Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 08:39
shmiller, our bodys are always in two states of digestion---anabolic or catabolic. Anabolic is when food is being digested. After digestion, the body is then in a catabolic state where the body begins to detoxify itself and repair cells. It uses stored calories from the anabolic stage for energy during this time. When we eat toxic (processed, refined, overcooked, sugary, etc.) food that we have more dramatic detoxification symptoms upon entering catabolism and that's when you still feel "hungry" or have the desire to keep eating.
this damn tracker below hasn't been right in months! My current weight is 137!
kingkeld

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Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 12:24
Here's a different thought...

MANY of us have literally NEVER tried to be physically hungry.

I'm talking about the true hunger. The one that damages us, the one where our bodies are SCREAMING for food.

It takes a LOT more than a day to get there.

What's happening to most of us is that we THINK we are hungry, because we went past the time where we usually eat. It feels like hunger, but it's all in our heads.

A way to get past this is to "reset" our sense of hunger.

Try this:

Eat normal (according to your diet, of course) today. But make your dinner the last thing you eat today. After dinner ONLY have water, and maybe coffee and tea (no sugar, cream or other stuff in there!).

Then, tomorrow, skip breakfast. Skip lunch. Occupy yourself with other things. Only have water, coffee and tea until dinner time (which is not allowed to be at an earlier time than dinner today).

Eat a normal size dinner. Do NOT over-eat.

You will see that your hunger is most likely a LOT LESS than you'd think.

After this one day, remember that being hungry is really no big deal. It's not. I promise. I will even claim that in the future you won't be intimidated by the thought of doing it again, or missing a meal.

I wish I had known this when I started my weight loss journey. It would have made the whole thing a LOT easier. Smile I hope you can use the advice.

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shmiller

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Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 13:06
Mrs. Packrat, is this information from Dr. Fuhrman?
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Sherillynn

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Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 13:40
@ Kingkeld- very thought provoking. I like it-- a lot. And I wish I had known that too. Its like we have this horrible fear of being hungry when in reality, most of us will never know real hunger in our entire lives.
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Posted: 18 Mar 2013, 11:27
I love Quinoa, it is a high protein "pasta?" Looks like little beads, declared a pasta, who really knows. Any way, amazing when you just cook it and add a bunch of spice, I love it with cajun. It fills you up and you only end up eating half the amount you would compared to rice or plain pasta. You can also add chicken, corn and make a sweet lime/sugar dressing to go over it with fresh avacado. Its a staple at my house because there is nothing you really cant do with it.
Hoser

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Posted: 18 Mar 2013, 11:31
Quinoa is a seed, but it's generally treated like a whole grain. It's definitely not pasta.
kingkeld

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Posted: 18 Mar 2013, 11:52
@sherillyn - it's surprisingly easy, once you put your mind to it. As a matter of fact, I'm going for "intermittend fasting" today. The game today is less than 600 cals through the day. I'll probably do the same tomorrow, just to kickstart things a bit. Smile It's not 6 pm. I have had pre- AND post-workout breakfast, lunch AND dinner. Not bad for 600 calories. Very Happy

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"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.
Blackwolf82

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Posted: 18 Mar 2013, 14:33
Ok tons of people seem to say eat high protein foods and it helps you feel full or drink water it helps. It may seem to help some people but it has never helped me specially since I dont have the time to snack randomly during the day I work with chemicals and cant have food in my area. Although I have discovered that if I eat 1/2 cup of quaker oatmeal in the morning with some kind of fruit and equal to sweeten it I stay full until lunch break then I either have yogurt and granola or another 1/2 cup of oatmeal with fruit and Im good until dinner. Do not get the pre packaged flavored stuff they are full of sugar if you try the oatmeal idea.
riocaz

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Posted: 20 Mar 2013, 15:36
It's all about working out what works for you!

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
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Kenny1957

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Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 12:16
I am always hungry what can I do to curb my hunger???
Hoser

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Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 13:00
Kenny, I can't see your diet calendar so I can't offer any specific advice. The general advice is that you can fill up on nutritious, healthy, natural foods. Go to the produce section of your supermarket and have a field day.
Kenny1957

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Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 14:12
I eat a lot of stuff at night watching TV
Hoser

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Posted: 24 Mar 2013, 14:22
What kind of "stuff"?

There are lots of ways to deal with this. You could switch to low-calorie stuff. You could stop eating while you watch TV. You could stop watching TV.



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