Post # 1
Ive been working on eating better, because that winter-junk was giving me some blubber.
I am not trying to lose alot of weight, I have a not-too-serious muffin top,all of my fat goes to my stomach, I feel like Im getting a baby bump sometimes 🙁
I am 23, 5’3″, and 134 lbs. My doctors say that is average for my sex/height/age
I eat full-portioned meals, and my dinners always have at least 2 vegetables, to make sure the vitamins and fiber are getting eaten like they should.
I am lactose-intolerant, and it has been a blessing in disguise, because of the fat that has. So I use soy milk, and yogurt is the dairy that will not upset my stomach and has ample calcium and protein.
Because of my migraines and seizures, I cannot have alot of caffiene, so I very seldom drink soda. Its always water and juice, and tea in the winter.
Fiber granola bars that say they are filling? Lies!!
Any tips on feeling full all day? I swear an hour after eating Im hungry again! I dont eat really fast, I know that can do it, this is not the case though.
Sorry for the novel, but I wanted to answer any questions I thought that someone would ask me.
Post # 3
@Liss13: Maybe snack on veggies such as celery or fruits like apples? You can also incorporate homemade trail mixes composed of nuts, dried fruit, and mini pretzels. Also, when you’re hungry, drink a glass of water before you start eating. It’ll help curb the hunger and the amount of food you consume.
Post # 4
@Olive12: Very good advice~
I’m hungry ALLLLLLLLLL the time too. I think I have a weird relationship with food.
The only reason I don’t weigh a million pounds is keeping cucumbers and carrots and apples and stuff in the house — stuff that’s really really non-calorie-dense that I can crunch on and is full of fiber and water to make me feel fuller. (Celery is the best but also not as delicious as carrots/cucumber)
It isn’t really *losing* me weight since I still eat a lot of other stuff (T_T) and don’t work out as much as I should but it’s definitely helping me maintain a weight I am mostly comfortable with even if it’s not ideal.
Post # 5
@Bebealways: I LOVE raw carrots.
the only thing with the raw veggies, nuts, and stuff is its so monotanous after awhile, I need more variety!
Post # 6
I find I need to eat protein, especially in the morning to feel full. Meat, almonds/walnuts, high protein dairy, peanut butter, etc.
Post # 7
Grill up a bunch of chicken breasts, find recipes for tuna salada, eat smoked salmon, keep hard boiled eggs on hand.
Protein is slower to digest, and doesn’t affect your blood sugar like carbs, keeping you fuller, longer.
Post # 8
Good protein rich snacks: Roasted soynuts are delicious, edamame makes a great snack, get some packets of miso soup, turkey jerky from Trader Joes. Have you tried Kind Bars before? They are delicious and have less sugar than other energy bars. Try mashing up some avocado on whole wheat toast with some fresh ground pepper and some hot sauce. It’s a delicious breakfast or snack. Try some low fat hummus to help make the veggies a bit more exciting. i drink a lot of tea throughout the day. Have a mug of hot liquid distracts me from mindlessly nibbling on snacks and the liquid helps me to feel full. I keep different flavors in my desk drawer so that I can pick from a variety.
Post # 9
Water! Drink WATER. I drink 32 oz of water before I eat breakfast lunch and dinner. Most people are going through life partially dehydrated and hunger pains are a lot of times your body wanting water not food. I started doing this late last year and it really changes my life. Be prepared though, you will be use the restroom a lot. Hope that helps!
Post # 10
You touched on something that may be part of the problem in your original post – are you really getting enough fat in your diet? For many people who are dieting, they’re not. I know that it’s a struggle for me unless I keep track of it. Considering your stats, 40 – 50 grams of fat a day is reasonable. Nuts, olive oil/canola oil, etc., are a few sources of healthy fat (with a serving of each giving you anywhere from 9 – 15 grams of unsaturated fat).
Protein and fiber are important too. Splitting your protein/fat/fiber intake up throughout the day should help you get through the day. A lot of people probably get most of their protein at dinnertime (meat).
Post # 11
I second the protein intake suggestions – I’ve started having eggs on toast for breakfast most mornings and not only does it stop me from snacking in the morning, it also stops me from being really hungry at lunch time so i eat less then as well.
Post # 12
I agree w/the protein bit. although, I have ibs and it makes my tummy growl and feel hungry and stops growling when I eat, so I have to be careful to pay attention to what is actually happening, oftentimes it’s just my stomach being weird, esp when I’m craving carbs nonstop. I try to drink water and take a walk but I swear I’m hungry an hour after I eat, no matter what I eat unless it’s something horrible, like mcd’s :/ but def try the protein additions and keeping fresh fruit and veggies on hand. for meals, check out hungry girl, she has a website, some books, even a show on food network, she has some awesome swaps and ideas, I’m on her email list, so I get a daily dose of-what to eat and how to eat better 🙂 keeps me on track and helps w/ideas when youre in a rut. good luck!
Post # 13
I have that problem too ! It’s driving me crazy !! I want to loose about 15-20 pounds. Started working out regularly, cutting down my portions… but I’m always hungry… no matter what… seems dark chocolate is the only thing that satisfies me ! I try to drink lots of water too tho 🙂 But I took not of all your suggestions ladies ! Thank you OP 🙂