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SWEDIEPIE
Posts: 338
2/26/13 7:03 A

It's normal for your first few days, and sometimes weeks, as you begin to swap out empty calories for more filling ones that are going to keep your hunger at bay.

Have some protein with each meal, and some fruit in between meals. Plan your day so that you can eat something every couple of hours if you need to. Drink a glass of water or a tea when you are feeling hungry and see if that helps first, and if you truly are hungry, make a wise choice.





CLARK971
Posts: 661
2/26/13 6:36 A

do you know how mny calories you used to be eating? if it is a big difference, that could be making you hungry.





SAKURABLOSSOM9
Posts: 524
2/26/13 6:09 A

when I start to feel hungry I grab a piece of fruit. For example between breakfast and lunch I grabbed a grapefruit to hold me over. This is especially useful at work when you can prepare a snack.



MISSRUTH
Posts: 3,276
2/26/13 5:14 A

When I first starting tracking everything I ate, it became apparent to me pretty quick that I was going to have to make some changes in my choices, of what to eat. For example, I used to always want chips with a sandwich. But chips are a bunch of calories for not that much food. And nothing much really, in the way of nutrition. I had to find something else that was healthier and that I enjoyed, with a sandwich. It was a trial and error process, playing around with the Nutrition Tracker to find things I like to eat that fit in my calorie range.

So there's a learning curve, to "getting" all this healthy stuff. You're on the right track-- sure some days you might go over a bit, while you're still figuring it all out. But I reckon the important thing is to keep trying, and it'll get easier in time.



KRISTEN_SAYS
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2/25/13 9:59 P

Try green tea instead of coke :)



STOCKHOLMHASAGO
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2/25/13 8:54 P

Aw, yeah. 3 Hour class after I get off work, so I go for the few things I know to wake me up :( Chocolate and caffeine



JCWIAKALA
Posts: 347
2/25/13 8:46 P

Yes it is normal to be hungry on your first day. Some suggestions: drink water, have a piece of fruit, distract yourself. It'll get easier as your body gets used to it.



KRISTEN_SAYS
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2/25/13 8:39 P

Well...from the looks of your nutrition tracker, the candy and coca cola aren't helping your hunger situation. If they were replaced with fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, etc., you wouldn't be as hungry. Tomorrow is a new day, so try to limit yourself to one piece of candy if you must have some. Kudos for tracking it though!



STOCKHOLMHASAGO
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2/25/13 8:36 P

So I'm starting to track my calories and I have between 1550-1700. I'm at like, 1630 and I'm just kind of feel like I'm starving.

Today is my FIRST day doing it; is this common? Do you get used to it? Is it a mental or physical thing?

Just curious. I'm NOT giving in, but how did you deal with your initial hunger moments when you've got no real calories to spare?



 
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