(Closed) on a diet… and is this healthy??

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

How many calories are you consuming per day? 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • 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 # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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!

Goodluck

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Buzzing bee

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!

Good luck!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@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
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Bumble bee
  • 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

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