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I always add some protein and fat in every meal/snack I eat. For instance this is what I had for lunch today: fresh organic dark greens with a whole avocado (diced with the juice of half an organic lime), about 1 ounce of organic white sharp cheddar cheese (cubed), 1 boiled organic egg (cubed with cracked black pepper and dried oregano leaves), and a small handful of organic nuts/seeds (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and toasted soy nuts).

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I have small healthy snacks like wheat crackers, nuts, animal crackers in between my meal. It never leaves me hungry.

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2 very hard boiled eggs without a drink with them. you wont be able to eat anything after that.

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Apples leave me feeling more hungry??? Weird?? If I have a true hunger pang I get a small handful of peanuts or almonds. I eat them slowly, one at a time, and it totally makes me energized and not hungry!!!

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I try to eat small portions of things, but being sure I have a snack between meals--so that I don't get too hungry.

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In regards to eating apples to curb hunger, one way I like to keep it exciting and change it up a little is.. when I go to the store to buy 5 apples for the week, I get one of each kind... 1 macintosh, 1 granny smith.. etc. It helps make sure I eat that healthy apple each day, and the best part is I look forward to which type I'll choose that day!

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I didnt know that. But if they work to send me to sleep I will go back to noisy crunching at night.

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For whatever reason, apples 'mess' with some people's blood sugar. Neither my dad nor the ex can eat an apple unless they are also willing to take a nap. They are each diabetic, one in normal weight range and the other over by close to 100#.

I use applesauce in baking to replace some/all of the oils or fats. Very moist outcomes.

 
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I gave up on the apples at night because my crunching sounded so loud. Thats why I stick to banannas.

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I agree about bananas. Another one that is good for me is apples.






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Banannas are good. They are more filling than other fruits. I keep one by my bed at night because I am a poor sleeper. They are a nutricious way of settling my rumbling empty tum, and helping me back to sleep.

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If I'm hungry and I don't have time for a meal a banana is a great. I listen to my body and eat try to eat clean food. When you eat whole food, it's unlikely you'll get too many calories unless you're eating for reasons other than hunger.

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Chewing gum is the worse thing for getting rid of hunger pangs EVER!!

It tricks your body into thinking there is food on the way to your stomach so your stomach gets all prepared and stoked up on digestive fluids only, guess what!!
There's nothing that comes down so your body feels even more hungry than you were to begin with!!

I'm similar to a few other's here in the respect that I don't suffer with hunger pangs that often. If I do a HUGE glass of Tomato Juice does wonders!

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My lack of acknowledgment of body feelings is probably left over from an earlier eating disorder. I am 5'9'' tall and I thought I looked good at 105#!!

Now, I am much more structured. I know what I eat and if I need nourishment. If it is not time to eat, and I have fed myself well earlier ... I tend to ignore my belly.

I was an 'average' weight most of my mature years. Then, I had orthopedic problems and continued to eat as if I were active. In the past 18 months, I have had both hips replaced. Prior to that, I was walking three miles a day. This time a year ago, I couldn't walk a full block. Now, I am back up to close to two miles a day.

Ignoring hunger pangs is just part of the 'ignore' process!

 
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I agree with LDYBLUIIS. I've been eating the same way for so long, that I eat at certain times and if I get a different feeling from my body, I just ignore it. I know I get enough of what I need nutritionally so if I think I might be hungry, it's usually boredom and I find something else to occupy my time. But this comes from years of eating healthfully. You will reach this eventually.

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WILLBOYWONDER, I've had to give your question some thought. This is an area I have had a difficult time overcoming as well. Still not quite "there", but really have come a long long way. Walking helps me. It does a lot to reduce the stress. A good cry helps. I find if I allow myself to feel instead of escaping I am able to get my appetite back where it belongs a whole lot sooner. If I can't cry writing out how I feel helps tremendously. If I want no-one else to read it I shred it after. I find other things to do to comfort myself instead of eating. That solution depends upon the emotion I am dealing with. Sometimes a hug is just what I need...other times I call a friend and just let them tell me about their world. Counting my blessings is another. Hope something in here helps. Sincerely, Peggy

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If I'm truly hungry and not just bored, I look at my food log and see how many calories I have and what nutrients I'm still in need of.

I just had some pistachios and they've hit the spot! I love plain yogurt with berries or with some cereal (Post Trail Mix Crunch is good and lower cal/fat than granola) or both. Once in awhile I throw in a tablespoon of chocolate chips for a treat and some healthy fat!

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I generally do okay if I am getting enough water and fiber. If I find I've done that and am STILL hungry, I will wait a few minutes. I ask myself, am I craving something specific or would something healthy be acceptable? That lets me narrow it down. I will look to see what I have logged thus far in the day and if I have room I'll have a fruit or maybe some oatmeal.






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LDYBLUIIS-I was wondering about your post. Is the lack of feeling in your body something you've cultivated and tried for? Or are you saying that you are out of touch with how your body feels?

I couldn't tell from your post.



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For Willboywonder's comment about eatting as mood regulator, here's my take on it.

Share!! I'm serious here.

Today I was tired, cranky, worried about my pet bunny (day 2 at the vets =( ) and just all that. On my way into work I decided to stop for a chocolate bar as some comfort food, got one of those endangered species dark chocolate ones. When I got to work I divided up the chocolate bar into little pieces, took one, and told everyone to go at it. So I got my comfort food, did a good thing, and just generally felt better.

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I have gotten so used to not listening to my body, I am not sure I would know a hunger pang from a belly ache!

What I do know for certain: if I will drink 8 ounces of water, I can usually avoid food.

I think my internal hydration monitor is boogered up!

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A handful of dry cereal, an apple and a glass of water. Followed by a cup of tea. if all else fails, I go to sleep.

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* Water

* Cheerios with light soymilk

* Very sweet fruit

* Natural ice cream

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For me I simply ask myself, do I want to eat because I look forward to the pleasure of eating or am I truely hungry.

There is nothing wrong with pleasure. We are supposed to enjoy eating. The fact that eating is so pleasurable often makes us eat more than we should.

As far as the other question about falling off the wagon goes, I used to see diets as all-or-nothing propositions. I'd be good for a long time then fall off the wagon and give up. There is no reason to resign yourself to failure because of one bad day. Getting healthy is more of a marathon than a sprint. Last month I age a rediculous amount food one day when I went to a Chineese buffet. I ate more than double my daily calorie allotment in a single meal. There was no logical reason for this. I wasn't starving or anything like that. I went back for serving after serving of fried egg rolls and greasy noodles. The next day I just went back to my usual way of eating. The buffet was a mistake but nobody is perfect.

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Well I guess I hit on a great topic! These ideas and suggestions are very helpful and I will definitely use some of them. The big key, as we all know, is discerning what kind of hunger it is. I was referring to the physical kind. I agree that if you really feel hungry, you should have a snack or a drink. I love that protein stuff that can be added to water, I will get some of that. Maybe we can discuss cravings on a future (near) post! I know that if I eat pasta, I crave sweets, its as simple as that. You guys are all great, I am really starting to feel part of this group. emoticon

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I've had to make a concerted effort to replace that emotional kind of eating with exercise. I'm lucky enough that my job is flexible. If someone is giving me a difficult time or I am overwhelmed by work and think I need a candy bar to get through the day - I can go for a powerwalk. Running up and down a couple flights of stairs in the firestairwell helps - on a really bad day, doing some kickboxing and punches is great.

At home, I've made sure anything in the house is healthy, mostly unprocessed food. So if I really binge, it winds up being on hummus or a bag of frozen peas.

As time has gone on and I have more days/months behind me of healthy eating, my response to stress has gotten healthier too. (Maybe giving up meat has reduced my overall stress levels?)

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Here is a question:

How do you avoid using food as a mood alterer? Here is what I mean.

When the dog pees on the carpet or if you get falsely blamed for someone elseís screw up at work or your kid acts up and gets suspended or you are just having one of those days when everything goes wrong, the easy thing to do is eat a bag of Lay's Potato chips or a box chocolate chip cookies or have an order of McDonald's french fries or something like this; willpower sometimes goes out the window during times like this.

How do you keep yourself in check so that things like this donít happen? I know from personal experience that all it takes is a big slip up like that to get you off track, making it hard to regain focus.


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I want to chime in with the chorus about not getting hunger pains if you build in enough snacks. Two snacks of apples, three good other meals, and a bowl of cereal at night keeps me from getting hungry to the point where I go crazy and start eating bad stuff. I also find that if I start cutting vegatables for supper as soon as I get home I will eat those instead of snacking on chips.

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Sometimes I want to eat because I'm bored or because I seek the pleasure that I get from tasty food.

Sometimes I want to eat because I'm hungry.

For me knowing the difference is the key. I try to use will power not to eat when I just want to eat for emotional reasons. When I'm truely hungry I eat even if I'm already over my number of calories for the day. I believe that my body is smarter than I am so I listen to it above all else. If it says it needs food I feed it.

Like others have pointed out; when I eat all healthy foods like whole grains, vegetables, and fruits it is usually easy to stay under my calorie ceiling without feeling deprived. When eating rich foods it becomes difficult to feel satesfied without going over my quota.

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Soup. I keep a "free" soup handy at all times. Make it in a big batch, then eat it whenever I'm hungry. Veggie broth with lots of veggies, lower on the potatoes because they have more calories. I don't keep track of it calorie wise, but I figured it out once and I'd have to go through a ridiculous amount for it to really add up.

If I know I'm going to be doing something with exercise, walking or riding my bike someplace, I'll have a salad. Spinach, tomatoes, cukes, ff feta. mm

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I do what Will does. When it's a feeling of needing something...just anything to fill a spot... lately I have been steaming my veggies in a double boiler. What has been filling the gap is that I have reserved the cooking water and poured it in a jar for veggie broth. I drink a cup of that hot between meals and it has helped a whole lot. I figure I must need those vitamins.

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I was real hungry last night. I only had a small salad for dinner because I had 2 lunches. One with my daughter and then one with my Mom because I had forgot that I was taking her to lunch. I was so stuffed - hence just a small salad for dinner. Sometimes, for me, hunger pangs are controlled by just keeping my mouth closed.

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I add a packet of Kellogs K2O Protein water mix to a bottle of water. It has only 30 calories and 5g of protein, and 5 g of fiber.

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I do:
Lots of water
Orbit gum
Quaker Mini Rice cakes

Sometimes I just have to deal w/ though...and get busy reading or working! LOL

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I agree with everything you all have said. If all else fails, porridge oats always does the trick.

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I wanted to clarify, if anyone does try glucomannan, make sure you don't buy some "diet drug" touting it as an ingredient. It should be purchased as the sole ingredient, else you'll get all kinds of other unwanted ingredients, such as caffiene and "hoodia" etc. It should be very inexpensive. I purchase Nature's Way for about $10 for 100 capsules.

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WOW, . You all have some great ideas. The way I deal with it is to try not to get any. Because when I get hungry, Iím just a big olí baby. So, I have multiple meals. In addition to my three basic meals, I also include in my daily plan mini-snacks in between them. One after breakfast some time mid morning, another after lunch around 3pm. I also drink plenty of water and green tea. That really helps me keep away those pains of hunger.

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I don't really get hunger pangs often, unless it's time for me to eat. This might be because I stay very well-hydrated and I do drink hot herbal tea. (Also, I do what Willboywonder says above--I eat three meals and snacks--so that's what I mean when I say I don't get hunger pangs often unless it's time for me to eat.) Also, I should clarify--you are talking about an actual physical sensation of hunger, not a craving, (which I think is more cognitive)?

If I am hungry and it isn't time to eat, I remind myself that in my experience w/fasting, a hunger pang will go away.

I agree with the writer who said that while eating whole foods she doesn't experience hunger pangs. I think if I was having them, I would look at the detailed report on the nutrition tracker and check to see if I was getting enough fiber, carbs (complex), protein and fat--since I think fat gives us a sense of satisfaction. Sometimes even a half oz of nuts will give me a very big sense of satisfaction.

My gal uses gum, as another writer does.

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You might consider trying glucomannan. It is a water-soluble fiber pill that I have been using to help me feel full while cutting calories. It is not a diet pill and the only thing in it is fiber, nothing else. Instead of taking the pills like the bottle advises, I open the pills and mix them in my foods, such as yogurt or cottage cheese, etc. Anything wet. It really helps to make me feel full for longer periods of time without adding extra calories in the mix.

I read about glocomannan (not to be confused with glucosamine) in a health magazine. It was difficult to find at first, but you'd be able to get it at whole foods or vitamin cottage. Here's a link for more info:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucomannan

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I do it in three ways.
1. Drink plaine water
2. Eat Juicy fresh fruits
3. Eat small portion for more times

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When I'm religiously eating clean whole foods I don't get hunger pangs. Make sure you're drinking lots of water, and eat enough for your body's needs. The mistake a lot of us make is to not eat enough. Herbal tea will trick your stomach into believing it's full. Make a smoothie with a bit of soy milk and some frozen strawberries - add some spinach for extra fiber and protein - and don't be afraid of the taste - you can't taste it with the strawberries.

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My go to is gum. Do you know Dentyne actually makes a chocolate mint flavored gum? Delicious! Or I go on the computer to keep my hands busy. Get as far away from the kitchen as possible!

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I find it challenging to deal with the feeling of being hungry, do you? Sometimes I drink water, but that only helps for a short time. Let's share some of our techniques emoticon

Edited by: MIKAJOY at: 4/2/2008 (09:50)
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