Thanks everyone, It usually happens after eating berries and pineapple, never when I have apples though. I'll just change up my schedule and eat my fruit with lunch then veggie for snack. I don't really like to add proteins to my fruit since I haven't found a combination that tastes good together. For veggies, I usually have celery and peanut butter or carrots and light ranch dressing.
Otherwise I like adding the lunch meat option. Does anyone have a recommendation for a deli meat that isn't loaded with preservative and salt? I'm good with going the grocery store deli route. I have tons of grocery store options easily accessible including Trader Joes.
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6/4/14 10:06 A
I tend to eat my fruits with fat/protein. Fruit is carbs, which are converted to glucose quickly, causing a release of Insulin, which stores the glucose, and drops blood sugars.
All hunger is, is low blood sugar. When it approaches 70, your brain says you are hungry.
By adding fat, and protein, your meal is digested slower, and used by the body over a longer period of time, keeping blood sugars stable, so you don't have the crash in blood sugars, and the feeling of hunger. This is all natural. Your body is working correctly. That is why you need to eat balanced meals, including snacks.
So enjoy your fruit, but eat it with some cold turkey, or cheese, maybe peanut butter, or Greek yogurt. Just get a good balance of all the macros.
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6/4/14 9:14 A
Eating almost anything will trigger hunger in me if I am already in that "hungry/could use food but don't realize it" state. The problem with fruit is that it is too low in calories, too high in sugar, and too low in anything that's hard to digest, so once it "wakes up" the stomach it can't sate it again. The only exceptions seem to be high-starch fruits like a banana, which keep me full for about as long as you'd expect for 100 calories of sugar and starch (which is not much, but at least I'm not hungrier after eating it than I was beforehand).
As a rule I don't believe that fruit makes a good snack when on restricted calories, for all those reasons above. I would try 100-250 calories worth (depending on how you prefer to eat) of something more balanced with protein, fiber, even fat. When I eat fruit it's normally as part of a meal, or shortly before one. Part of a larger snack might work too.
I was going to say the same thing, "what fruits" are you eating. Any high-acid fruit and you will be hungry again very quickly. Of course, it could also be stomach upset from the acid and the pain can be similar to hunger.
Sometimes if I can't shake the hunger, a hard candy helps.
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What fruits? Not all fruits are created equal, unfortunately. Some provide fantastic vitamins and other nutrients that are hard to find elsewhere, but do not have many of the macronutrients that stave off hunger so well. Those should still be eaten, but paired with a serving of nuts (fat and protein) or something similar. Grapes, for instance, provide some awesome antioxidants that are tough to find elsewhere, but they have very little fiber or anything else that do the job in keeping hunger at bay. I eat them all the time, but I use them for "mindless snacking" (i.e., I don't actually need a snack but just want something to munch on to keep my hands busy).
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6/3/14 4:36 P
Most afternoons I will typically have some fruit for an afternoon snack. It's usually about 2-3 hours after lunch. I have been noticing once I have my fruit, even though I'm not hungry, I feel hungry about 15 minutes later. I have tried drinking water, but that doesn't seem to help. Any thoughts?
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