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That's a good point about fatigue and hunger. It is hard to get enough rest with little ones. I would add that trying to take a nap when you can is a good idea.

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Congratulations on your baby! When I am tired, I am hungrier. It is sometimes hard to get rest with a newborn.

Kiwi makes a good point about a decrease in calories.

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JOELYN28 - if you have recently dropped your calories by MORE than a small amount, this can account for your being hungry. If this is the case with you, then go back to what you were doing and gradually drop them. I had to do this because I suffered from nausea and light-headedness, and also would get woken in the night with severe hunger PAIN.

The other thing that you need to ensure is that you are eating ALL your meals. Starting the day with a good healthy and filling breakfast sets you up for the rest of the day. Don't be tempted to skip any meals, and don't be afraid of snacks. I always have them, as do many others, and they are accounted for in my meal plans.

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It's hard to comment specifically since you don't share your tracker. In general though, you should focus on making sure that you are getting enough protein, healthy fats (things like olive oil) and fiber. You should also make sure to stay well hydrated.

If you are just starting to diet, the transition can be hard, but things get easier as you adjust to a new way of eating. Good luck!

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I am also always hungry! It seems like I never get full! emoticon



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Are you eating enough protein and fat to feel satisfied? Is your stomach actually growling, or do you just feel like you want to eat? (head hunger not physiological hunger) Try keeping yourself busy, usually people who stay busy don't think about food as much, hunger often starts in the head not the body, sometimes emotional eating is the problem. Just some thoughts, you'll need to examine what the issues may be for you. I always drink 20ounces of water when I'm "hungry" often times it is just thirst, not genuine hunger.

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If you put your med in a search engine, look for threads and forums about it. Reading what people say about their experiences, you may get some insight as to whether yours might cause hunger, in the real world, not just according to studies. (But you'll also find that people's responses vary a lot).

I've found that stress and boredom do a lot to make me want to eat. I try a cup of tea. Or peel an apple, cut in small slices and savor it. Something in my hands, something that makes me sit for a while, seems to do the trick. I need to relax at times but think I'm hungry.

Remember that drinking water will help. Make sure you get your 8 cups.

You are very busy. The first years can be tough. Take time to play with your children, get outside with them every day for a little outing, show them nature, teach them, read to them daily. Remember that this too shall pass, and when it does, then you'll find that you have friends for life!

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Here is a link that explains how to curb Hunger with protein
www.drcederquist.com/weight-loss-library/w
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Dr Cederquist practices in my home town...she is board certificated in bariatrics – the specialty of medical weight management. I have heard many of her lectures.

Check it out...



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A plan is needed and lots of willpower
One day at a time



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I've read your post and the first thing I thought of was how my cravings and needing to eat all the time diminished when I started eating a healthier diet. What is healthy? I divided my plate in to half and divided one half in half. The big half was vegetables...piled as high as I could. 1/4 filled with 4 oz protein. 1/4 starch. I noticed after about 4-5 days I wasn't hungry. I had to remind myself I needed to eat. I also noticed I wasn't having cravings for some ungodly foods....Jamaican meat pies, pizza, cookies, chips. I realized my body was finally getting the nutrition it was needing. Every time I way off my plan, the hunger and cravings comeback. Think about this. Get a book called food counts....its just a book about fats, calories, carbs, fiber etc about just about any food available here in America. I flip through it just to open my options and learn more about what I'm actually putting in my mouth.

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Congratulations on your newborn :-)

Sometimes p.meds can cause an increased appetite. Below is a link that you may find helpful:-
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I strongly suggest that you stay in close touch with your Dr because if the meds are the issue, then they can be reviewed.

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Yes I have a newborn, but no I am not breastfeeding. I am on depression medicine. Today (day 3) was better on my hunger, but I am craving sugar right now. So while my level of hunger is better, I am still struggling to eat healthy.



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I agree with some of the other posts. You should eat plenty of fruits & veggies & drink plenty of water. Give your body time to adjust. Try to stay away from empty calories such as chips, sodas, etc.



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sugars or carbs . this is my wanting more to eat . and can not get enough no matter how much I eat . the more sugary or sweet things the more I desire to eat . vicious circle . also some carbs are my downfall . if I eat them I find I am eating all day long and anything I can stuff into my mouth . I had a battle last week with wanting food . nothing taste good and I don't want to eat meat or veggies . so I have to force myself to eat the veggies . but other times this is what I want all day veggies . so I try to start to the day with veggies and maybe an egg with the veggies in it . kill two birds with one stone . get protein and fiber . good luck . lots of foods can be protein not just meat. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon m

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stop buying the wrong foods and stop eating the wrong foods....

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If you are breastfeeding, you will be hungry. Eat plenty of nutritious food while feeding that baby and don't feel guilty about it. I breastfed three kids.

Make sure you don't drink your calories. Avoid juice even though it seems healthy; drink water. I drink water and take calcium/vit D/magnesium supplements with meals instead of drinking milk.

Apart from that, I found that I am surprised at how full I feel since adopting a vegetarian diet. You eat so much fiber and have so much variety that you don't need a lot of calories to feel full. There are scientific reasons for vegetarians being thinner than average people:

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You might want to check out a vegetarian spark team. They welcome people who are just considering it.

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Are you breast feeding? That might explain it. If you are, EAT!
The same, if you are hungry, eat! eat something nutritious and filling.
Then consider, am I hungry? Because if you are hungry, anything you eat will satisfy your hunger. So if after eating you are still hungry, it probably isn,t hunger.

If you are truly hungry all the time, it would suggest that you need some nutrition that you are not getting. Track your food and see how it stacks up against the guidelines. Are you getting 5-10 freggies? And it should be mostly vegetables... Do you have enough protein? I found upping my protein helped me to feel more satisfied, in combination with cutting processed carbs. And don,t forget fats, they are essential and they increase satiety.

My number one trick is to eat soups, often that's the whole meal, or as a starter, even before I prepare my dinner if I am really hungry. Just before I eat, I add a teaspoon of psyllium husks and stir in. This adds fibre and increases the satiety value of the soup.
If you are not hungry but craving, look up articles on SP on how to tell real hunger from cravings and how to deal with cravings. If your hunger is for sleep, sleep. If it is from beoredom, find something interesting to do.
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I would also add that some diet sweeteners have been known to hype the appetite, particularly nutra-sweet. I got alot better when I switched to Splenda, but even that may be offending. Just another thing to think about.



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Are you taking any medication ? Some medicine might affect your appetite.

Your picture shows a new-born baby - Congrats ! Did you give birth recently ?

Are you also exercising a lot ? Are you eating enough compared to the calories lost ?

If your appetite seems really out-of-order, don't hesitate to see a doctor about it.

Hope you are able to figure it out soon.



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these are a lot great suggestions and ideas. I have been suffering with this same thing. so this helped me. thanks for posting this. and thanks for all the ideas and suggestions. it makes a lot of sense. melanie

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I had the same problem, and as SherryLLB did, I found that particular foods were contributing to it. Unfortunately, fiber made it worse! My doctor suggested a low FODMAP diet and that worked. See www.ibsfree.net. If that's relevant for you, you'll know in a week.

Also: I got much better when I stopped taking calcium suppplements. Huge difference. Your mileage may vary.



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Welcome FABERMAMA!

I won't repeat what has already been said, so I will only add that I struggled with food cravings and constant hunger for a long time. For me it was because my body was reacting strongly to sugar, processed carbs, and easily digestible carbs (pasta, rice, white potatoes, bread, banana, etc.).

Even though I initially cut out all added sugar, it was not until I greatly reduced or eliminated all "offending" foods that I finally was craving free and only hungry just before mealtimes. I ate plenty and well, but limited to proteins, lots of veg, a piece or two of fruit a day, and limited starches such as half a medium sweet potato or a small bowl of bran cereal (very low sugar) with milk, oatmeal with a teaspoon of jam, cinnamon, and milk at breakfast, etc.

After watching what I ate for a few weeks I noticed that I no longer struggled with food and could live life without food obsessing. Now, I can eat some of those foods that are more of a challenge for my body to handle, but only in limited quanitites...if I eat too much I know it because I start feeling sluggish and have cravings and excess hunger again.

This may not be the reason why you feel as you do, but I thought I'd share my experience just in case it is similar to why you are struggling. I hope you can figure out whatever is challenging you soon so you can start to lose weight without requiring such tremendous willpower.

All the best!
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As already mentioned, it id difficult to give accurate feedback when we are unable to see what and how much you have been eating, and when you have been eating.

Often the reason for the hunger all the time is because of a couple things. The first is that you may have dropped calories all of a sudden - if this is what has happened, go back up and just go down in small increments.

Another reason is that you may not be eating enough lean protein or fibrous fruit/veges. Both of these will help you to stay fuller for longer.

If you are eating processed food, then you will find that it only relieves the hunger for a very short period of time. They are often loaded with sugars, and that goes in and out the system very quickly.

Ensure that you are eating your meals regularly, and that you start the day with a good, healthy, filling one. Things like wholegrain toast with peanut butter or eggs, or baked beans, and a piece of fruit, or Rolled Oats and a piece of fruit, and ensuring that you have protein with it. A lot of people refuse to have snacks, but a lot of us NEED to have them. Just make sure that you chose healthy options.

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lol...what are peanut butter balls?

Anyway, you might be eating the wrong foods, or foods high in carbs that actually can create more hunger in people. What kind of bread did you eat? White or whole grain?Whole grain is much better for you. Were those potato chips? Empty calories there. I wish I knew what peanut butter balls were....

Foods with protein and fiber will help you feel more full. Drinking a lot of water can help with that, too.

Do you track your calories here? It's a really great tool. As you eat and track your food, you can see how many calories you have to "play" with in a day. I've eaten 800 so far...which is making me think about dinner. I need to choose wisely for dinner to stay in my range.

Do you read nutrition labels? That's a huge step. Read all labels so you know how many calories, fat, carbs and sodium you are eating per serving. Serving sizes can be surprising to many. Usually a serving of potato chips is very small. weightloss.about.com/library/quiz/blportqu
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Learning nutritional values of food also helps when you go shopping - read all labels to make sure you make wise choices to bring into your home.

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FABERMAMA,

Welcome to Spark People ! You don't have your food diary posted, so I'm not sure what you've been eating. Because I don't know anything about you or what you've been eating, I'm just going to have to take some educated guesses.

If you recently decided you wanted to lose weight, you may have cut your caloric intake too drastically for your body to handle. Let's say you used to eat 2500 calories per day. Then you inputed your information into the Spark nutrition calculator and the website suggested that in order to lose weight, you need to eat 1500-1800 calories per day. Well, if you were eating 2500 calories per day and then start eating 1500, your body is wondering where that other 1,000 calories is. So, if you recently cut your caloric intake, you may have cut it too low. In which case, you need eat a bit more even IF it means you go over your caloric intake for the day by a coulple of hundred calories. You need to give your body time to adapt to the new eating routine.

What sorts of foods have you been eating ? Are you eating 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies ? Do you eat foods that are high in fiber ? If not, I'm going to encourage you to eat foods that have plenty of FIBER. fiber helps keep a person full for longer because it takes longer for the body to digest fiber. So, do make sure you're eating plenty of servings of veggies and whole grains. If you enjoy cereal in the morning, try a high fiber cereal like Kashi or even Fiber One.

Mostly, you really do have to be more patient with your body. Remember, you're trying to change habits learned over a life time. That's not going to happen overnight, a week, a month or even a year. NO ONE ever became a healthy eater overnight. It really does take a long time to learn healthier eating habits. So, don't beat yourself up because you're hungry. For now, try to do your best to eat healthier snacks like fresh fruit or nuts.

Patience, it's a virtue.







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Help! Im hungry all the time. I could eat all day and not feel full. Is there something wrong with me? I have no snacks in the house so I at whatever, bread, chips, peanut butter balls, etc. What should I do?



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