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KRUEGER04 I often need bread or some kind of carb too. I eat my fruits and veggies but they don't really seem to do much fullness wise. I only need a little bread too to make it work and I make my own so it's really satisfying too.


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Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.



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String cheese



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An expert on nutrition has suggested keeping individual packets of turkey on hand, in 1/4 pound amounts--- This is high protein and keeps you satisfied.

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protein



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Fruit



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eggs. romaine lettuce wraps and lots of water.



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egg whites, broiled fish, rotisserie/baked chicken, lots of veggies - cooked and raw/salad, Boca burgers, brown rice/beans plain, apples, bananas, oranges and fresh fruits of all kind, oatmeal, plenty of water.

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Have shared this before... I drink at least 3 cups of water before eating. That way I can eat less anf feel full longer. Also get in a little exercise getting rid of all the water I'm drinking.



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My go to snacks are usually somewhere in this list: Nutrigrain bars, sugar free pudding cups, a cup of milk, a small bowl of cereal, watermelon, or bread and butter. I LOVE bread, so if I'm craving it I just eat it and just adjust the rest of my day to accommodate it. Most fruits and veggies do NOT fill me up. I am always hungry within the hour after attempting to fill up on most produce. It does seem to work as a filler WITH my meal, but not by itself.



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I eat fried green plantainscooked in canola oil for a healthy snack and use no salt for a salt alternative. For some reason i feel full afterward for awhile.

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protein, such as chicken salmon,tuna, cheese,and fiber one cottage cheese, keeps me filled up longer!!
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The first thing I do is ask myself if I'm thirsty or hungry.
Lots of times I will drink 16 ounces of water and realize it was thirst, not hunger.
So my answer is water first and wait 30 minutes.
See how you feel.



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Fat. Coconut and olive oil, fish oils, feta cheese, it's all good.

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I go for water first. Then veg, fruit, protein, air popped popcorn, oatmeal. Something in there always works.


~Kelly~

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Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.



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fruit



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Lots of good ideas here, which I need, too, since I am just starting out on SP. Dried apricots and a few almonds are my new go-to filler snack to get me through the afternoon without munching. Bananas are magic for me, too.



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sometimes i just need a little extra protein like a boiled egg or some split pea soup that i make homemade and freeze. just pop it in the microwave

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Today I binged on a whole package of cookies.
First and hopefully my first binge in 6 months.



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Combination of protein with vegetables or fruits.

Being overweight is hard.
Losing weight is hard.
Maintaining your weight is hard.

Choose your hard.


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I've found that two cups of a mix of broccoli and cauliflower florets, steamed and sprinkled with a salt-substitute (like Mrs. Dash) is a GREAT high-fiber, high-protein snack. I like it in the evening. It's warm and very filling. emoticon

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I was really out of control!
Ate a whole box of cookies.



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Mmmm yes, gotta love veggies to fill ya up!



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For dinner I had 2 ounces each or roasted asparagus, mushrooms, cauliflower and small red peppers. They were great and filling.



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I really like smoothies. My recipe is: 1/2 C blueberries (frozen), 1/2 banana (frozen), 1 Cup of Almond Milk, 1/2 C Baby Kale. Its under 200 calories and very filling.



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I find coffee really helps.. but as for eating lots of veggies, fruit and meats.



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I've started carrying high-protein granola bars for my late afternoon snack. I get the ones that have at least 10 grams of protein. They help tide me over while I make dinner.



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Lean meat, string cheese, or a fruit and nut granola bar



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egg whites scrambled with "whatever" on a warm taco with salsa, 3 servings of fruit per day, 3-4 servings of veggies, 5 servings of whole grains daily, any kind of lean protein (not to exceed 7 oz per day), Greek yogurt, beans of all kinds!!!!

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Benefiber in water might help if you drink it before a meal. One serving of cereal with milk in the morning doesn't last long, but when I sprinkle a teaspoon of Benefiber on top (it's tasteless, by the way), I do not get hungry! There is an article about Benefiber on Livestrong.com and you can find it or a generic brand at Walmart. It also comes in capsule form, I think.



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Protein

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I drink lots of water daily. Usually works well. Also, I get busy doing anything that is foodless.



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Protein does it for me. I always add some chicken or hard-boiled eggs to my complex carbs.


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Avocado helps me. Quick guacamole and use fresh vegies to dip into. Or protein.

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Before I was pregnant I could eat what ever for breakfast it seemed like.

But now I pretty much have to have protein of some sort right away in the morning or I feel terrible. It's probably my body's natural way of telling me what I need.

Here are some ideas to pick and choose from:
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 string cheese
1 oz. hard cheese
2 poached eggs on lower calorie bread
Protein /energy bar- just check the label to make sure it has plenty of protein and fiber.'

Just ideas but they've seemed to help me.



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Protein

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it is hard to convince myself to be satisfied with salad - i love carbs - i try to pick good stuff like beans in my salad. i love cheese too - but have to stay off it.
breads - i have found some low carb substitutes but again i am convincing myself that it does the trick - i still crave a piece of fresh bread and butter.
everything i eat i have to fool me - some times it works. but sooner than later it catches up with me and i give in to something 'sinful' - thus no weight loss.




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balanced diet . I do love starches so I try to eat the good things with that but I am never hungry. I do use portion control though as so I don` go over in numbers.

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Wrap leftover just about anything in large romaine leaves instead of using bread.
Get a little crazy with low carb/calorie condiments and spices.

That is what I had for lunch.



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Peanut butter is my go-to snack to keep me full. Nothing else really works at keeping me full for a snack.

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I just had that experience!
Drank some more water and waited... Didn't work...
Had 2 tbs of whipped cream cheese and waited... It worked!



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I ramped up my protein a few months ago for other health issues, and I can't believe the difference in satisfaction and "staying" power. I also agree with drinking extra water. I've noticed that I seem to crave food, but drinking a huge cup of water seems to cancel it.



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protein and lots of water



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Are your meals balanced with complex carbs, fat and protein? Are you reaching your daily goals for the macro nutrients as well?
Try eating more leafy greens with your meals, have a brothy/vegetable soup or leafy greens as a pre-meal, or in-between snacks. A study I read showed people were fuller, longer, if they started meals with a soup.
Also, a low calorie beverage works pretty well too, since it takes a little bit longer to digest.



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One packet of instant oatmeal -- around 3:30 each afternoon tames the hunger beast at supper time. It is not as tasty as a couple of pastries, but it works!

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I like rice with chives and spinach

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Oatmeal and Buckwheat cooked in a little slow cooker with cinnamon and coconut milk fills me at dinner time until the next morning.



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Same here! Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't watermelon have a lot of fiber? It keeps me feeling full more than any other fruit!

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Most importantly no longer being influenced by artificial sweeteners and sugar I find 4 eggs or 4 ounces of full fat cheese to be most satisfying meals or snacks, seems like you can go forever without eating again. For vegetables, a pan fired mix of onion, potatoes and mushroom are quite powerful. Grapefruit and Apples in particular are great choices for fruit. If I had to pick the ultimate evening snack to eliminate nighttime cravings it would be 2 or 3 ounces of full fat cheese block. That with two or three glasses of water is just 2-300 calories and takes care of your hunger for hours. You will no longer find yourself wanting more food if you stay up late at night. Especially important to not mix any of these items with sugar or bread carbs. Ideally get a little bit of all these foods each day makes a huge difference for how long I can go between meals.



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Organic trail mix, available at 7-11



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Vegetables, you can eat a lot of vegetables for few calories and a powerful nutritional punch. Mix several kinds of greens and add the other salad vegetables you enjoy. Add some avocado too for the healthy fat and an egg for protein (or chicken or salmon).



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I like a hard cheese with an apple. An ounce of hard cheese, which is more than one would think. :)

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Protein

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air-popped popcorn



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This time of year I eat lots of watermelon! It's a great snack between meals and not a lot of calories. For me it works!



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I make sure I have protein and a healthy carb at every meal. I have a severe case of constipation so I make sure I add plenty of fiber and water during the day All kinds of berries also keep me full and Greek yogurt(FF).

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I don't know, I am never satisfied. If I didn't stop myself. I could seriously eat until I burst

Made it to my maintenance weight of 125 pounds.

Even though I have reached goal. I still don't know everything about weight loss.

Please read my blog
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Protein, protein, protein.
Whole grains, to a lesser extent, but I feel fuller longer with foods high in protein, particularly since I started regular weight training.



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Lots of fiber. Vegetables, fruits, grains.



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What I eat to stay satisfied is I make my Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.
And I would like to share my receipe with you.

Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C)
Baking sheet, greased

1 Cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Wheat bran
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 granulated sugar
1/2 brow sugar
1 egg
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 dried cranberries

1. In a small bowl, comine flour, wheat bran and baking powder. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, cream together margarine, granulated sugar and brow sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and mix well. Add flour mixture and blend thoroughly. stir in oats and cranberries.
3. Drop heaping teaspoons of cookie dough on prepared cookies sheets, about 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Bake in preheated oven for 10 - 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Calories 147
Carbohydrate 22.8 g
Protein 2.0 g
Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
Fat 5.7 g
Sodium 80 g

I alway keep some frozen cookies on hand some all I have to do is perheat my oven and pop in a baking sheet and within minutes I have some delicious cookies ready to eat.

I hope you didn't mind me sharing one of my favourite cookie recipe!





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Eating plenty of fat is very satisfying for me right now while I'm lowering carbs. Peanut butter, olive oil, etc.

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skinny sausage and green beans...mmmm



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almonds



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When I eat hot cereal, oatmeal or farina, I add peanut butter (protein and fat) and cinnamon.
If I need more bulk then I also add unsweetened applesauce or if I want something sweet, then I might put a few cut up bits of dried fruit into it.

I can't have dairy but would have a milk substitute as a snack about midway between breakfast and lunch. Mostly though I stick to eggs for my first meal of the day and have half a bagel or English muffin with butter or Melt spread.

Lunch can be something with tons of veggies like a salad w/ dressing & pepitas or nuts, or a vegetable soup and either a wrap or a sandwich. Sometimes turkey chili over a baked potato for a change.

A piece of fruit is good in the afternoon with a cup of coconut milk or some soy yogurt; it could be hummus and crackers depending on what else I've got planned that day - like a mtg after work when supper will be late.

Dinner is sautéed or grilled or baked vegetables, and a good amount of protein. Sometimes a small side of starch but more likely not. A healthy fat again if the protein is lean - like broiled fish. Use real butter on my eggs and veggies or sometimes olive or coconut oil.

I like a dessert so frozen fruit with a touch of honey or a couple cinnamon graham crackers or caramel rice cakes suits me just fine most nights whether its right afterwards or more likely closer to bedtime.

I will also have a warm cup of Calm, a magnesium drink that helps with insomnia and I might mix it with Crystal light if I want it sweeter.

Drinking water throughout the day or green tea, also keeps me hydrated and feeling fuller.


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MAKEWEE
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I need crunchy food, so I make sure to have celery, carrots, apples and things like that with meals. The main food is always a protein and carb mix.

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6/17/14 9:42 P

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You're hungry because the foods you're eating are causing your blood sugar to crash.
Try these things:

Have protein with EVERY meal. And every snack.

Only eat whole grains, meaning things like whole barley, brown rice, quinoa, and steel-cut oats (these oats take 20 minutes to cook, so make a big batch on your day off so you have them available). These take longer to digest, so you'll feel full longer.

Fiber will keep you full. The whole grains mentioned above, and non-starchy vegetables will provide plenty of fiber.

Fat is very satisfying. Get healthy fats from nuts, avocado, olives, olive oil (watch portion size on these) and fatty fish like salmon.

Watch your caffeine intake. Some people are very sensitive to it and it causes the blood sugar to crash, leading to ravenous hunger.

Try this breakfast, and see how you feel ~ a serving of steel-cut oats, 2 eggs however you like them, and one serving of a low-sugar fruit such any kind of berries.

Good luck!



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More protein and complex carbs, fruit, have helped me lose food cravings and feel full longer. I have cut way back on bread and pasta (even whole grain). The cravings and grazing I always did are almost non existent even during TOM. In 6 weeks I've lost 7 lbs eating this way.

different things work for different people. smaller, frequent meals did NOT work for me but others swear by them. Good k.

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If I need a little low cal boost to fill up, I have either Frosted Shredded Mini Wheats or Honey Bunches of Oats. I use 1% milk and I measure the cereal and milk and track it. It's like a dessert substitute.

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