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I am hungry even though I just ate...


Friday, August 17, 2012

I decided to have a late lunch. I had a salad with carrots, grapes and raisins in it. I was in the mood for the ranch dressing today. Then I did something really weird. I had a microwave lazagne. I had almost never had a microwave meal without being on lunch at work or some other place from home. The lazagne had 300 calories in it. I had a glass of Crystal light with it and waited a while to see if the hunger would go away. (I should be satisfied but I am still feeling hungry.) I finally ended up getting a piece of very sharp cheddar cheese. MMMM. Now, I am eating some graham crackers. Will I stop feeling hungry? I had breakfast around eleven this morning. So, it's not like I don't eat. GRRR. I think I will finish this graham cracker and try to wait some more. I think I will call this my early dinner.
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TRACY180 8/17/2012 9:50PM

    I ended up having a half a pizza later. My pedometer is up to 13,513 which is part of the reason why I felt so hungry. I am probably a bit full now even though it has been an hour since I ate the half a pizza. I think I can manage to not eat anymore today.
Off to do more research for my personal blog.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 8/17/2012 8:25PM

    Remember that it takes a minimum of 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain it's full. Also, the thirst signal is very similar to the hunger signal. It's important to also remember to have at least a little fat with veggies and fruit, because some vitamins need fat to be digested - often 1 serving of light dressing or a piece of lean chicken is plenty. That fat and the fiber in the fruits and veggies should help you feel fuller.

Have you tried chewing on a piece of gum? That might trick your brain long enough to think you're eating until the 'I'm full' message gets delivered.

Another thing to consider is checking your blood sugar. It is possible that an issue with your blood sugar could mess up your hunger signals. It might be helpful to eat more meals during the day, but making each smaller. It will help stabilize your blood sugar and if you eat before you get voraciously hungry then you won't overeat before your body realizes it's full. It's also important to note that if you eat within the first half hour of waking up it will increase your metabolism and help your body burn off fat reserves between meals. Lastly, if you're still hungry after an hour you could try light exercise to curb the munchies.

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SKIRNIR 8/17/2012 6:00PM

    Baby carrots and hummus for me at the moment.

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LADYPIXEL 8/17/2012 5:40PM

    Pick up some sugar free, low-calorie candies or some of the ice cubes that have flavor in them, and suck on those. It should help with the munchies!

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