What should I do?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I was wondering what I can do to keep myself from being SO hungry at dinner time. It's a little after 4pm now, and I'm absolutely starving. I will make my food log public, am I just not eating enough? I know I'm close to my calories by the end of the day... I don't know... I JUST DON'T KNOW!

I do know it's frustrating... and I am going crazy being this hungry - it's a struggle to not just stuff my face with the first thing I find!

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  • no profile photo CHRISFIT1
    Take a look at the "Fat Belly Team" it has lots of info and links to more information about adding small amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids to your meals. MUFAs cute huh? So your shopping list has
    avocados and green olives
    walnuts and pecans
    unsalted shelled sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
    peanut butter ( w/o lots of additives) and pesto
    olive oil and flax seed oil and sesame oil
    to list a few. I've just looked into FBD and it seems to make sense. I need to lose about 15 lbs and a lot of that weight is stored around my middle.The claim is that 2 Tbls of these fats at every meal stave off hunger. For sure eat breakfast!
    Let me know if it looks like something that would work with you too.
    Your photos are beautiful, Miranda.

    emoticon Yoga for stress management.
    4660 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/11/2008 1:59:39 PM
  • RUTHIEA1956
    I eat 5x a day with each small meal being 250-300 calories. I don't get hungry. That's an idea. I also just started getting seriously committed to getting back in shape for similar reasons as you though I have 2 daughters, 20 and almost 17. You know the veggies, drink lots, get busy, eat a fruit. I made myself a pitcher of iced tea because I struggle drinking the 8 8ounce glasses of water.......Keep going with your enthusiasm.
    You definitely want to be pregnant as a healthier woman. Also, it makes it that much easier to lose the babe weight.
    Hope that helped!
    4706 days ago
  • RUGGER1869
    From what I saw on your food log you are eating many things that have a high Glycemic Index, which is converted to sugar in you system very quickly. Carbs by themselves are not particularly filling either. I would try to eat more fiber, more lean protein and more veggies and fruit. These food items typically burn slower and you can go longer between meals.

    I used to be a 2 meal a day guy... lunch and a VERY (and LARGE) late dinner. I now eat 5-6 small meals a day (or eat every 2-3 hours or so). I am never starving (well sometimes I get quite hungry, but that is just my new overactive metabolism ;)). Try eating more slow burning foods and maybe eating smaller meals more frequently... I think you see the results you are looking for.

    Oh... and Hydrate or Die!
    4707 days ago
    It's 4:33 and I'm starving too, I drank more water to delay the hungry feeling, that didn't work today. We have company coming into town, so hopefully that will take my mind off of being so hungry immediately when I get home from work. emoticon
    4707 days ago
    Hi There!

    You sound A LOT like me when I first started (and still from time to time). I took a look at your food log - you're not eating anything bad, but I will tell you, from experience, that veggies will do you much better than fruit. I am a fruit FREAK, but I have to really watch myself...try to get some fresh or steamed veggies in there...they are totally low on calories and usually do a good job of filling you up.

    Also, try and find some good, lean protein...I notice you're low on that end, too. Protein will help you feel fuller, too. I have a tough time getting in enough protein, and those days that I'm really low are the ones when I'm completely starved.

    Another good rule of thumb is to be sure and drink an entire glass of water before eating. It helps your food digest easier and makes that "full" feeling show up quicker. :-) I usually drink around 16 -20 oz prior to a meal.

    Keep on keepin' on. It is a long, slow process, but it is so worth it in the end!
    4707 days ago
    drinking water can help, some people chew gum. I stay busy walking before dinner, or making a routine at my most hungry part of the day. Look at the reports for your foods and see if you are low on protein, that can do it too. If so, there are some great low cal protein shakes out there you might be able to add. Good luck!
    4707 days ago
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