If you are genuinely hungry, it may be that you aren't eating enough lean protein (which will help you heal faster too). Sometimes people don't eat enough (healthy) fats but more often they eat too much at the expense of a healthy balance.
Make sure that you start you day with a good, healthy breakfast. Only you will know what really fills you. For me it is Rolled Oats and some Baker's Bran, made real thick (in the microwave) and then thinned with Soy Milk, a piece of banana, and a cuppa. That can usually last me 3-4 hours. IF I have 2 really good pieces of wholegrain toast (very high fibre and protein) and spread, Baked Beans or poached eggs, and a piece of fruit, I never feel as full for very loong, even tho' it is bulkier and more calories. Whatever your calorie range is for the day (At the moment I would be more inclined to work on the higher figure) divide it into 4 - work on that as approximate calories for each meal, and the other 1/4, use that for your healthy snacks during the day.
It may be that you are confusing thirst for hunger. Try having some water first, and waiting a few minutes to see if that helps. It might be that you are bored, and your brain is trained to tell you to do something with your hands, and food is often the 1st choice. Find a hobby.
I strongly suggest that you weigh all of your food and enter it into the nutrition tracker. Then you will be able to see where your calories are coming from and if the carbs/fats/protein needs tweaking a bit. That might help the hunger aspect as well as the weight-loss. If you use a big dinner plate, try downsizing and don't go back for seconds. Instead of using gravies/sauces/dressings as you normally would, either reduce or cut some out. Sometimes a squeeze of lemon, lime or orange will provide a very yummy dressing but not the calories.
While you are recovering from your fracture, concentrate more on healthy eating than reduction or exercise. Also, spend some of the time that you would have been doing something else, to read the articles on Nutrition, Fitness and Motivation, and check the message boards to see how others cope. Also, go to the Success Stories in the drop-down menu in the Community tab above - you will get some great tips there!
Once you have recovered properly from your injury, start this off properly with Baby Steps. That means changing one or two things to start with and allowing your body to get used to the changes before adding something else to the mix. It might be add an extra piece of fruit or veges to your day, and decreasing a snack bar. It might be mobilizing a wee bit more in the day. Make sure that you have proper clearance from your Dr before you start exercises, and make sure that WHAT you do is safe for you.
Good luck and wishing you a speedy recovery!
Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 6/26/2013 (01:01)
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