Post # 17
Are you eating six smaller meals more frequently during the day? Or are you eating three large meals? If you eat the six smaller, then you don’t have to wait as long until your next meal. I’m not really into the whole diet thing, so I don’t stress too much when it comes to being hungry (I probably should) BUT when I did stress about it, I would have a fiberone bar handy so I could at least eat something.
Post # 18
If you’re getting hungry, you probably should be eating more frequent, smaller meals. Starving yourself or trying tricks to stave off hunger isn’t very healthy and isn’t a realistic thing for the long term. If you’re hungry, eat some protein, just keep the calories in check!
Post # 19
@kperry3:Fiberone bars are the BEST! Incredibly filling and delicious. Kashi bars are good too, but really expensive and the only reason I ever eat them is beacause my roommate is a health fanatic.
I find that when I’m working out and eating several small meals during the day, I’m never really hungry- like other posters said, maybe try redistributing your food intake?
Post # 20
Eat. If you are actually hungry, you need to eat. Your body will not respond well to being starved. There is a big difference between “Hmm, I guess I could eat” and “I’m ravished.” If one bottle of water isn’t sating you, you need to eat something.
Post # 21
I love eating. I keep frozen organic raspberries -because basically they are the best things ever- in my freezer, and I let myself have as many fruits and veggies as I want. I will seriously sit down with a cup full of raspberries and eat them all. Also, as others have said- veggies are great! Cauliflower fills me up, and organic carrots taste so much better than regular. Also, an organic apple. I slice it up so it seems like more food. If I am super hungry, I have it with some natural peanut butter. The sugars in fruits give me energy- and often when I think I am hungry- I am only needing or wanting energy. Also, I eat dinner at 5 or 6- and try not to eat it later than that- I need time to digest- if I can’t digest, I still feel hungry.
That way, I also have more will power at night to tell myself “I am only tired, not hungry… wait until tomorrow to eat that pizza you want.” As others have said, if you are actually hungry- don’t deprive yourself. That will only cause more problems. Hunger needs to be managed constantly. If I get too hungry I eat anything, and it isn’t pretty! 🙂
Post # 22
Seconding the smaller, more frequent meals. Also, if you haven’t already, switch to whole grains, they’ll make you feel fuller for longer. Using herbs and spices to make your food more flavorful can also help.
Post # 23
If I feel “hungry” but I know I’m just wanting because I’m bored, I try to get out of the house. I know that if I go anywhere near the kitchen I’ll eat food that I don’t even really want or need.
Go on a walk, clean the bathroom, call a friend, research wedding stuff, brush your teeth (everything tastes gross after brushing your teeth), drink water, wash the dog…anything that keeps you occupied will keep your mind off bored eating.
Post # 24
I look at a picture of a skinny person.
Then, I think how much worse I look in my bikini than that skinny person would in theirs.
And then, either I get some extra will-power from that, or I feel sorry for myself and eat another cookie.
Either way, I end up feeling good.