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JUSTEATREALFOOD
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1/30/14 3:09 P

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I always eat some quality protein at breakfast. Eggs or some meat or eggs and some meat with an apple, berries or vegetables keeps me full for a long time.



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1/30/14 2:31 P



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CJKARDELL,

Have you recently increased the amount of exercise you do ? If you recently increased the amount of activity you engage in, that would explain your body's cravings for food.

food = energy and no food = no energy to exercise or perform daily activities.

Now, if you haven't changed your exercise or eating habits, your recent hunger could be a result of the Polar vortex. When it's bitter cold outside, our bodies require more energy (calories) to stay warm. So, if you've been feeling a chill, your body may be responding by asking for more calories to keep you warm.

I would suggest having a BIG cup of tea. If you find the tea doesn't help, then try eating a bit more to sate your hunger. Have a piece of fruit, nuts, granola bar, etc... Have two servings of oatmeal instead of one. 200+ extra calories will not make or break your healthy lifestyle and it may just be what you need to get you to stop feeling so hungry.






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1/30/14 2:25 P

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You need to add some protein to that oatmeal along with some good fat - try mixing in raw walnuts which will give you both protein and fat and will keep you full longer. You should always eat some protein whenever you eat carbs.



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1/30/14 1:28 P

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maybe not enough protein?

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1/30/14 1:26 P

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If you are working out more, then yes you will get hungrier )

Try eating fiber and protein rich foods, and include snacks.

Eggs for breakfast might be a better choice for you. 2 large eggs contain 160 cals, 10 grams fat, but that fat will also make you feel more full! ( www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.a
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) 1 grams of carbs, but 12 grams of protein.

Edited by: EELPIE at: 1/30/2014 (13:29)
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1/30/14 1:19 P

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I am noticing that I am getting hungrier the last two days. I have not changed my eating pattern so I don't understand. Usually oatmeal fills me up for hours. Today 2 hours and I am hungry. I have been on the treadmill three days in a row. Would that make a difference. Any advice would be great. This is my weak point. Ugh.

Stay well. Keep on going. "One day at a time"


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