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3,517 4/30/13 9:46 P
You can eat things like celery, cucumbers, lettuce, etc. that don't have a lot of calories to help fill you up. Eat those kinds of things and you won't be hungry and it should help. Also eat smaller meals more often, and if you eat fibrous foods, like lettuce, it should hang with you longer and you won't get so hungry. Just try not to add things that have lots of calories, like cheese, croutons, etc. Hope this helps!
Your stomach will shrink, but you might also need to see a doctor and have a blood glucose test to see if you have diabetes or hypoglycemia.
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4/30/13 9:29 P
i dont skip meals...my portion sizes are smaller and i find myself basicaly grazing all day...i still lose... if your feeling light headed, you should see your doc. i did experience it briefly the light headedness but was able to correct mine...both my protein and iron were consistantly low....i now monitor those nutrients daily
I never guess at a medical diagnosis, so... I would first suggest a complete physical from your doctor. Discuss your signs and symptoms. Diet counseling may be necessary based on the findings. This could be related to your calorie intake, the types of foods you are eating, too many carbs, not enough protein, etc. Check with your doctor first to determine the right intervention.
I guess I meant to say - when I was younger I skipped meals but now I can't. I usually skipped meals because I was busy at work and things like that. Not skipping meals to drop weight.
Now that I am trying to cut back on my calories, because now I DO eat too much, I am finding it hard with the light headedness and feeling a little weak...
Thanks for your advice, I will have to try and maybe eat more protein....
4/30/13 7:39 P
Well... if you have problems when you skip meals -
Don't skip meals!!!!
Skipping meals doesn't "save calories" - in fact it often does the opposite, by making you sooooo hungry by the time food does appear, that you ravenously wolf down everything in sight (or, so it is for me :) ).
Eat at your regular meal and snack times. Just... adjust your portion sizes. And if you find the smaller portions are not working for you, consider adjusting your food choices to things that have more "staying power" (i.e. a couple scrambled eggs, some sliced fruit or tomato and piece of whole grain toast will keep you full a lot longer than a bowl of Frosted Flakes)....
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