Post # 1
I’m on a diet for my wedding so I can fit into my wedding dress (woohoo!). Since I don’t have money to join a gym, my family has no exercise equipment and I cannot run for my life, what I’m mainly focusing on is not only what I eat, but how much. I’ve been paying attention to portions and limiting the amount of food I eat in each meal. (I still eat 3 healthy meals a day, I know that’s important)
However, because I’m limiting portions, I am constantly hungry!! My stomach is always rumbling, sometimes only an hour after I eat. Is this healthy?
Now, I know this “diet” is successful for me because it’s what I did my freshman year of college, I didn’t eat nearly as much because I was always busy, and I lost 15 pounds and my stomach size got smaller, so I kept the weight off because I was able to get full quicker…but after I had to drop out of school (financial reasons), I was bored and my stomach got bigger, so I began to eat more and not only gained all that weight back, but gained an additional 25 lbs.
anyway… is it healthy to still feel hungry? I’m not starving myself… I don’t think
Post # 3
If you are feeling hungry it means that you have a good metabolism. I would worry about overeating at the next meal because I am ravenous. I would suggest 5-6 small meal/snacks through out the day rather than 3 bigger meals.
Post # 4
How many calories are you consuming per day?
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I’d advise eating more meals, just smaller, like mandalynn mentioned! That way you stay satisfied, but you still don’t overindulge.
Post # 6
Well I don’t have large meals.
like today for instance, I had a grapefruit and toast with apple butter for breakfast, a bowl of chicken noodle soup for lunch and a home-made burrito for dinner. I also drink A LOT of water.
That is so little compared to what I used to eat, and it’s not even big meals!
Post # 7
oh feeling hungry means good metabolism because i’m starving all the times (caloric intake a bit over 1000 but never over 1200 or so)
Post # 8
It kinda seems like you are eating too little – the average woman needs to consume a minimum of 1200 cal per day to prevent you from going into starvation mode. In starvation mode your body hordes fat and eats your essential proteins instead – and so you don’t want that! I would count your calories to make sure you are getting enough!
Post # 9
@futuremrs: good to know, do you think it matters if i work out (will be starting on thursday with our gym membership) or should i eat more if i work out?
Post # 10
For the between meal cravings chew sugar free gums, eat sugar free hard candies (the jolly ranchers are delish), drink tea (unsweetened) or water with crystal light.
I also recommend a larger number of small meals…
Post # 11
Maybe try adding more food with fiber to help fill you up. I would be starving by dinner time if I only had soup for lunch! What about adding a morning and afternoon healthy, snack?
Post # 12
Maybe you should add more protein and fiber, to help you feel more “full.” Peanut butter, nuts like almonds, lean fish or meat, all these things in moderation are healthy.
Post # 13
I would add more fiber, too!
Do you use Sparkpeople.com? It will track all your daily calories and tell you how much of each category (Fats, proteins, carbs) you need to eat–which might be good since you’re trying to be precise about your meals!
Post # 14
You need to eat MORE small portion meals. Seems like the meals that you are eating are rather small, but I’m talking more about snacks.
A great tip is to eat almonds or any other nuts.! just make sure they aren’t the honey sugar coated ones or covered with salt. They provide you with the energy that you need. Eating small portions of that will kick that “feeling hungry” part and also give you energy that you need to burn off more calories. When you feel hungry, it does mean that your metabolism has kicked in, but only to a certain extent.
Just like the previous post…dont STARVE YOUR SELF!! You will just gain more weight that way.
For breakfast I recommend 2 hard eggs,glass of oj and wheat toast
then around 10am eat 16 almonds (nuts)
at noon or so have a light lunch (tuna salad sandwich,salad,fruit,etc)
around 2 pm eat about 8 baby carrots
for dinner, they do recommend having some good carbs like pasta
desert have a jello cup or yogurt
Post # 15
@crebre – As long as you are having a min of 1200 (prob between 1200 and 1500 for you based on your size (as long as you aren’t taller than I think you are)) you don’t need to worry about eating more from working out. Unless you are working out like crazy and burning a significant amount of calories which is unlikely for the average gym rat. Just consider it a bonus! However, I do recommend eating right after working out as it decreases the workout after burn hunger!
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery
@ crebre…it’s always recommended that you eat a little more when you are working out….you should figure out what your resting metobolic rate is to figure out what you burn without doing anything….if you aren’t taking in enough calories you will burn yourself and your metabolism will slow down. It can be very tricky finding the right balance. I would suggest talking to a nutritionist they can let you know the best options based on your energy expenditure