@sunkissed19: I just posted a thread about this last week. I’m doing the exact same thing and days when I don’t exercise much I struggle with being SOO hungry, as I am trying to eat just under my supposed daily calorie needs in order to lose weight.
Some good tips people gave me in that thread (other than the usual drink lots of water thing):
Eat lots of lean protein (my favorite source is nonfat Greek yogurt)
Eat lots of veggies, especially celery, cucumbers, and other non-sweet vegetables– they make great filling snacks
If you drink caffeinated things, drinking coffee or several cups of tea each day really helps. I use skim milk in my coffee instead of half and half, but discovered that it is TOTALLY NOT worth using artificial sweeteners as they make me sick.
A few nuts, like almonds, make good snacks.
Also, if you are using MyFitnessPal or a similar app for tracking food and exercise, I think the default number of calories they give you per day (for me, it was 1200) is too low. That makes you stress unnecessarily about eating too much, and also contributes to being super hungry. I raised my daily limit (before exercise) to 1300 calories and find that far easier to sustain.
And finally, perhaps you can ask your SO to not scarf massive amounts of stuff you can’t have in front of you! And if you cook healthier meals, get him to eat them with you rather than eating things you can’t share. That way hopefully he’ll get a little healthier too!
Oops, duh, I see you didn’t want advice. . . I guess advice was my automatic response. :/
Yes, it is ssooooo hard and aggravating sometimes!!! I often end up eating dinners that are kind of too big, just because I am SO hungry! It’s a heck of a lot easier if I exercise a lot because then I can actually eat as much I want to!