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KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (75,519)
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2/24/13 5:54 P

This is how I see it: I think it has more to do with what you're eating. If someone eats a lot of junk food, take out, fast food, etc., mainly food that doesn't keep one full and satisfied whatsoever, it's easy to overeat because one is more likely to feel hungry again an hour after that meal. But when your diet is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, lean meats/protein, it's easier to eat fewer calories because these foods keep you satisfied. It's easy to eat 200 calories worth of cookies, but try to eat 200 calories worth of broccoli.

MUSCATDBQ SparkPoints: (3,450)
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2/24/13 3:23 P

I've definitely started feeling full on a lot less food, but I think that is a mental thing more than a physical thing. My body's full sensor is more in line with what it should be.

2/24/13 3:19 P

Hunger is not really related to the "size" of your stomach. Hunger has much more to do with chemical changes, hormonal changes, nutrient composition of the foods you eat, sleep habits, even exercise. As you improve (change) these---then hunger is effected as well.

SP Dietitian Becky

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2/24/13 2:50 P

I don't have proof other than my own experience. That is what happened to me. I was used to eat a lot of food every day, probably 4000+ a day. Now I'm satisfied and full on less than 2000. I was hungry when I was working my way down but now I'm fine.

2/24/13 2:48 P

I heard a rumor that when you gain weight your stomach stretches out. Therefore it takes more to fill you up. So when you try to lose weight and you eat less you'll be hungry for awhile then as your stomach shrinks back to size it will take less to fill you. Is there any proof this is so?

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