(Closed) Need help…can’t stop eating!

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee

It’s really hard when you first start out cutting your calories.  It’s easiest to do a gradual slow down, but if you’re doing it cold turkey, you will feel hungry for the first couple of days.

When I first started Making the Cut, I was famished all the time!  But eventually your body will get used to it and you’ll notice your portions shrinking.  Stick with it and rely on some serious willpower to get you through the first bit and then you’ll be on your way!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

start increasing your water intake!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

=(  I wrote this exact same post a few months ago – I TOTALLY understand your frustration!  I weighed less when I DIDN’T work out because I was naturally eating less.  It sucked! 

I recommend paying more attention to what types of food your eating, and try to incorporate more fiber to help you feel full longer (so they say, I personally don’t notice much difference!!).  Also, drink drink drink.  Working out dehydrates you, and hunger is very often confused for simple thirst.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Try adding more protein-rich foods. Put some peanut butter on the rice cakes – if you’re not eating things that stick around a little longer, you’ll stay hungry. My go-to snack is now a Tbsp of peanut butter with some celery sticks.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had one of these days yesterday. Dinner at 530…famished by 930pm. Even a small snack of almonds wasn’t enough. It was ridiculous.

How often do you eat? If you aren’t spreading out your food evenly/small portions your blood sugar is probably tricking you. At least I know that is my problem…and probably why i was starving last night (i had a “snack” for lunch and it took a few hours to kick in i guess).

You probably need a carb for breakfast! Throw a piece of toast in. It’s much easier if you load up a little in the morning and then coast on those nutrients throughout the day.

It does take awhile to adjust to 1500 calories a day. I got the impression from my nutritionist you have to go through a hump of forcing your body to adjust, which sucks. When I’d get hungry at 10am for a snack, he told me to force myself to wait 30 minutes…drink water, drink tea, etc. Slowly that turned into 1030am when i’d get hungry, then 11am like normal for lunch. I’m trying to shift my lunch-time hunger to noon though. Your body gets used to having food at certain times if you feed it at those times. It adjusts if you don’t. I know it sounds relatively counterproductive though.

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I know you said you already had hard boiled eggs and thats great.  Check out the nutrition facts on eggs though.  If you only eat the white, its like 20 calories per egg.  I used to eat 3-4 whites for breakfast.  Also lots of veggies will help with weight loss (carrots, cucumbers, celery, etc).  Fruit is good too but it has a lot of sugar. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Also keep in mind that just because you’re gaining weight doesnt mean its fat. If you’re going to the gym 4x/weel there’s a real possibility that you’re gaining muscle. Remember muscle weighs more than fat. Pay more attention to how your clothes are fitting, track your measurements, and pay attention to whether or not you’re noticing you have more energy. Those are the important things, not the number on the scale. Sounds like you’re doing pretty well, Keep it up!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

As far as what you’re eating-  you should continue to eat the yolk because thats where all the protein and nutrients are, there isnt much of anything in the actual white of the egg. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day- and thats where you should allow yourself complex carbs, protein, etc. It sets the tone for the rest of the day. Try adding a piece of fruit or a handful of nuts (just not peanuts) to your breakfast and see if that helps.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

ROXY: I so feel you.  I have gained about 15 pounds over the last 3 months (going to Brazil and Dallas didn’t help).  I work out like a beast and am 24/7 hungry.  I am trying to eat only whole foods now to up my fiber and keep me full. 

Quick question for my hungry girls:  How do you keep yourself from eating when you are bored?  I have no emotional eating issues except this one.  When I am at my desk, I constantly feel ravenous!  UGH!!!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i am in the same boat. i have been trying since novemeber and it is soooooo slow and very frustrating. But I agree with the water comment. I find when i drink tons of water I am full faster compared to when I hardly drink any water. I bought a 32oz water bottle and i drink about 3 of those a day. it’s very hard to do but i feel much better at the end of the day when i drink all that water. it is definitely cleansing!

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@heather25, mind over matter. I drink 8 glasses of water a day plus some tea when I feel like it (white pomegraante, yum!) but i don’t keep mindless munchies at my desk. I keep trail mix. If you eat too much trail mix, it makes you feel bad. Too much protein+salt can constipate you. MOre than a handful will definitely make you feel overly full and weird I think! I also keep sugar free hard candies at my desk. They take awhile to melt down so they’re pretty effective. But bags of chips and things like that are no no’s. I can do 100 calorie bags of popcorn tho

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