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Food I took to work (pic)

Thursday, April 25, 2013



Dr Pepper Ten, 8 medium strawberries, eggo low fat nutrigrain waffles, 2 bananas, laughing cow cheese, grapes, ham sandwich (pepperidge farm whole grain white sandwich thin, land o lakes honey ham 6 slices, mustard), RF oreos, and 2 apple cinnamon rice cakes. Total around 950 calories

And I'm going to be really hungry by 2 pm. Le sigh
I've been eating crappy dinners and over my calorie range for what seems like months now, but i'm always hungry and i'm a bored eater. What can I do?
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LADYJ6942 4/25/2013 9:43AM

    When feeling bored take a walk or do a quick set of squats/pushups/lunges something to refocus your mind. Try eating less carbs from fruit/breads during the day and more protein and whole veggies as they fill you up longer. And water, drink lots of water.

I struggle with boredom eating at work too and find that these things help. I've also found that by not eating a lot of reduced fat or low sodium foods and more whole foods high in protein or fresh helps reduce that desire. All that prepackaged stuff leaves you wanting more because of all the chemicals.

Good luck

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JENNJO322 4/25/2013 9:40AM

  Hello, congrats on your progress so far. emoticon

If I could give a bit of unsolicited advice.... emoticon

Maybe you are hungry by 2pm because your food is a bit high on the carb side. If you swap out some things for proteins such as hard boiled eggs or Greek yogurt you may feel fuller longer. Even adding some peanut butter on your rice cakes may help a bit.

Good luck with your journey, keep in touch if you'd like!!!!

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SPICEMWE 4/25/2013 9:39AM

    Most of that food looks tasty, but it is sort of on the light end.

Do you like apples? I find them to be a lot more filling than things like grapes and strawberries (although they are tasty). What about some low fat popcorn? Fiber keeps you feeling full longer. Maybe add some peanut butter in there somewhere. Peanut butter with the waffles maybe and the banana? The protein in the morning will help to keep you full too.

I find that eating "real food" keeps me full. Oreos and rice cakes are nice snacks, but they never seem to fill the void in my stomach. I would swap it for popcorn, apples with peanut butter, yogurt, or maybe even half a sandwich. Soups are also great for keeping you full (although can be a pain to bring to the workplace). There are the handheld type containers that aren't too bad and low in calories. Drinking plenty of water will help keeping full longer too.

Sorry for the long comment. You're definitely on the right track, so don't get too discouraged! You can do this!!

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