There are two issues here - the first is the potassium and the second is the 'starving' ....
Potassium is in a lot of foods that don't have it in the nutrition labels - either the ones you bought, or on SP or other sites. Odds are you probably ARE getting plenty. The only way you can know for sure, if you are worried, is to make an appointment with your Dr and get your bloods done. DON'T try to take any Potassium Supplements with having done this, because too much can have very serious consequences - even death. IF you are deficient your Dr will advise you, but generally if you eat broccoli, dark leafy greens (think spinach) Soy products, broccoli, peas, Lima beans, tomatoes, potatoes, bananas, citrus and cantaloupe.peas, lima beans, tomatoes, potatoes, bananas, citrus and cantaloupe (plus many other foods) you will be getting plenty of potassium. Soaking veges in water leaches potassium from the food.
Where it comes to the hunger, EAT!!! IF you have just started this journey and dropped your calories, I suggest that you go back up to what you were eating and gradually work back down. I found that dropping even only 250-400 calories per day made me nauseous and light-headed, and the hunger pains would even wake me during the night. I had to go back up and drop down in small increments (about 50 calories) and allow my body to get used to the change before I dropped further. Also, ensure that you are getting a good amount of protein and healthy fats, because this helps with satiety. So does eating plenty of fruit/veges.
I went to have a peek at your Nutrition Tracker but it isn't public so couldn't see. What calories are you consuming? You mention that you are within your limits so I assume that you are eating under the upper range. Most people seem to be put on about 1250 - 1500 calories. SparkPeople only recommends 1200 calories for an average weight sedentary woman. If you are heavier and/or active then you NEED to be eating more!
Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 9/10/2013 (01:01)
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