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BOOKWORM27S SparkPoints: (131,905)
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1/8/12 12:29 P

I'm not sure about vitamins...... but I take a natural serotonin supplement to help control appetite and sugar cravings. This is the brand I use; Natrol 5-Htp 200 Mg Time Released

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/8/12 12:17 P

You mean souper easy! (I know. I'm a dork.)
I have a recipe in sparkrecipes.com that I posted under another name for split pea with smoked turkey soup. REALLY tasty and great amt. of veggies.

ANARIE Posts: 12,488
1/8/12 12:15 P

Look through the Food and Nutrition forum for threads about eating healthy on a budget, and you get a gazillion tips on how to get all the veggies you need. Frozen ones are just as good as fresh, for example, and if you look around you can usually find a store that sells them for a dollar a pound. And if you just get the grocery store sale flyers every week and buy whatever fruits and vegetables are on sale, that takes care of a lot of your meal planning AND saves you money. Right now in my city, cabbage is 25 cents a pound, grapefruit is 97 cents for a 5-pound bag, oranges are 50 cents a pound, apples and pears are 89, fresh spinach is 77 cents a bunch (3 or 4 servings), kale is 99 cents for almost 2 pounds, and even strawberries are on special for $1.50. Carrots are almost always under 79 cents a pound, year-round, nationwide. If you shop sales, you can get enough fruits and veggies for 7 servings a day while spending under $10 a week on them.

By the way, soup is a great way to get in extra vegetables, and homemade soup is super-easy to make.

KYKRISTIN81 SparkPoints: (1,771)
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1/8/12 11:48 A

I love veggies, but never hardly eat them and never usually get sick, so somehow I get lucky. However, I am going to start buying them asap bc I LOVE THEM and would be better for me. I just never buy them much bc expensive when they add up and then making different meals with them etc.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/8/12 10:11 A

Really good point. I stayed sick last year, and I am sure that is in large part due to me not getting the right amount of the right foods.

REDSHOES2011 SparkPoints: (35,936)
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1/8/12 10:06 A

Try eating about 20 ounce of vegetables- this is one of the things I do daily as body build to keep satisified. When I get the full portion in there is not much room for anything else..

It is all about micronutrients being in their correct amounts.. Catching a cold all the time is one of the most common factors that nutrition is not balanced.. If people think about it if they eat balanced and rotate alot of food- the immunesystem should get stronger not do the oppersite and crap out..

Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 1/8/2012 (10:07)
W5VEOTX Posts: 1,980
1/8/12 8:13 A

no

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/8/12 7:21 A

Thanks for the info on the full bar, Anarie. It's something I considered looking into myself. *scratches full bar off list*

KYKRISTIN81 SparkPoints: (1,771)
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1/8/12 1:15 A

Oh okay. I will be fine without the vitamin, but since I prob need more nutrients in my system anyway, I figured maybe there's a vitamin that helps you feel satisfied. Oh well--I will do my normal cal count!

ANARIE Posts: 12,488
1/8/12 1:13 A

No, there are no vitamins that suppress the appetite. Sorry. That's just not something a vitamin can do.

And the "Full Bar" is basically a big, very expensive Rice Krispie bar as far as nutrition goes; it's very high in sugar, has a lot of calories for its size, and doesn't have much else.

One thing that actually has been proven to help you eat less is soup. People who eat a broth based soup or tomato soup (with water, not milk) before a meal tend to eat fewer calories at that meal. You have to watch the sodium, but it's worth a try.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/7/12 6:49 P

Only things like OTC appetite suppressants work for that. What about looking into "the full bar"?

KYKRISTIN81 SparkPoints: (1,771)
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1/7/12 1:32 P

All I ever drink for the most part is water and I would definitely take them with my food, but was just wondering if there are any that you take that do not let you overeat, that kind of curb your appetite.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/6/12 5:05 P

The thing about vitamins is that you HAVE to take them with food, especially with oil-soluble vitamins(A, D, K, and iron) otherwise you WILL get an upset stomach. Caffeine is a natural appetite supressant, but WATER is the BEST appetite supressant.(I know this, because I have been through spark before to lose weight, but ended up gaining a great deal of it back. Now I'm going to stop wasting what I know.)

KYKRISTIN81 SparkPoints: (1,771)
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1/6/12 12:24 A

Any vitamins that are good for you and curve your appetite? I am not one to take any type of pulls regularly and for weight loss especially-not a good way to go. However, I should prob take vitamins, and it would not help to take some that naturally keep you satisfied to not want to overeat??

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