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Green Smoothie hunger. Can vegans give me advice for fullness?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Today I made a fruit and veggie only smoothie for breakfast.

I used water, 1 cup fresh cranberries, 2 small apples, and 5 huge leaves of lettuce. All from our CSA share.

It came out to about 3 cups and very thick. Total calories were just over 200 when I tracked it.

The taste was much better than yesterday's yogurt, milk, banana, and lettuce smoothie. (And not dirt, LOL) I even felt full. Because of that I'm just finishing up the last of it at 10:30. BUT I've also been hungry the whole time. Which is totally a new and weird experience for me. FULL and HUNGERY??? Full with the desire to keep eating is common for me. But not wanting to eat due to fullness but still be hungry is unsettling.

From past experience I've found I really need about 350 to 400 calories to get my body going in the morning. and protein is key. I need about the same for lunch. And can get by on less of a dinner. And I have about 3 small snacks a day to keep the hunger beast quiet.

I'm not planning of becoming vegetarian or vegan. But I like this mode for getting more fruits and veggies into my daily food plan.

Can those of you that eat a vegetarian or vegan diet share your experiences and tips with me? Is this normal? Does it just take time for the body to adjust? What would you do to feel less hungry?
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    Feeling full and still hungry is a sign of being triggered. You may be eating too many carbs at once without enough protein, or are eating a food trigger, or are not eating enough calories.
    1948 days ago
    Definitely need to get some protein in there. You could add some flax seeds to your smoothie for protein, fiber and Omega-3s. I would also add spinach for the iron.

    Nuts and nut butters are my go-to protein source for breakfast. Beans or chickpeas (hummus) for lunch and usually tempeh, tofu, quinoa or seitan for dinner. This time of year pumpkin and squash seeds are great too!
    1949 days ago
    BEANS emoticon
    1949 days ago
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