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MEG-NATALIA07 Posts: 679
11/8/12 9:50 P

Protein, fiber and GOOD FATS are essential to helping feel satisfied, and in my case, I needed to have chocolate as an option as well. I notice that I tend to want to keep eating (when I'm really full or had a good dinner, etc) when I'm emotionally feeling deprived, or discouraged or avoiding something. That's one of my cues that I need to address it, cuz if I don't the scale lets me know. And gaining the same five pounds that I've lost hundreds of times is a pretty accurate reality check for me.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,687
11/8/12 8:17 P

Can you clarify, what you are experiencing a little more.
Are you eating more than you planned for the meal because you are still hungry---belly grumbling, feeling light-headed, unable to focus hunger type hunger.
OR
is this "mouth hunger"...you are eating to feel the food in your mouth, you are looking for the comfort, eating out of bordom, because of stress???

As others have already mentioned---true hunger can also be related to your food choices. If you make your nutrition tracker public, we may be able to help more.

Dietitian Becky

CHASESMOM15 Posts: 56
11/8/12 1:43 P

I would suggest making sure you are getting enough protein and fiber. A combination of the two will help stave off cravings and leave you satisfied enough where you won't feel deprived and binge. I agree with the previous poster as well. Drink water, lots of water. Sometimes we mistake thirst for hunger.

You can eat a lot more food if you eat those that aren't processed and artificial. One 100 calorie pack of chips is going to leave you hungry again shortly thereafter whereas a couple egg whites on a piece of whole wheat toast will keep you satisfied for a few hours, for the same amount of calories. If you concentrate on making healthier food choices you'll find that you can eat every few hours throughout the day and still stay within your calorie range. Good luck to you! You can do it!!!!!

DEE0973 Posts: 1,517
11/8/12 1:31 P

Don't call yourself greedy. My first question is, what are you eating in a typical day. Most times it could be you are eating processed foods which just turns to sugar and make you more hungry. try to incorporate protein, veggies and wholegrains in each meal which should make a huge difference.
Try drinking a glass of water prior to eating.
Hope this was helpful

RUN4ME14 Posts: 24
11/8/12 1:28 P

Does anyone have any suggestions to combat hunger? Or shall I say greed? After eating, I just want to keep going with more food. Can anyone relate or provide suggestions on getting eating under control?

Thanks!

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