When I first started SP I was hungry all the time until my body adjusted to getting less food. Now, I struggle to eat enough calories. I eat a lot fruit because it keeps me full and is great for you. I also make sure to eat lots of fiber rich foods. I receltnly found a drink mix with only ten calorie/serving but a whopping 10 grams of fiber. I havent tried it yet, but something like that might also help you feel full without added calories.
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Fiber and protein are both said to keep you full longer. Some veggies are super low in fat, the diet I follow refers to veggies like Celery as "free foods" because you can eat more of them than other ones. You can try snacking on a couple of those to see if they curb your appetite. Also, I've learned that if you are dehydrated from not drinking enough water, sometimes the thirst can mask itself as hunger. If you drink a glass/bottle of water it may help, sometimes I squeeze some lemon juice into it, it helps to kill my apetite.
Try to eat more fiber rich foods. Pears and apples are great for snacking. And include more whole grains, maybe try a piece of whole wheat toast with a bit of peanut butter or some apple slice on it instead of butter or jelly. Its the fiber that keeps you full, not the protein.
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You might want to track how much fibre you're getting. High fibre foods will keep you fuller longer too. Do you drink enough water? You might want to try drinking water or herbal tea when you get the munchies. Your metabolism might be picking up too, if you're exercising more, so you may just need to stick to your guns and eventually you'll stop feeling hungry so often. After losing the first 5 or so pounds I started feeling hungry ALL the time, I stuck to my guns and stayed in my caloric limit (for the most part) and eventually I stopped feeling that way. I'm experiencing the same thing right now, and I'm just sticking to my caloric content and praying that the constant hunger goes away soon.
I agree with adding protein also you could try eating foods with a lot of water or air in them too like fruit, vegetables and light popcorn. Those usually keep me pretty full for awhile. Also you could try eating small meals ever 2-3 hours instead of larger meals spread farther apart because then you're eating more often and won't feel as hungry between meals. I was always hungry too when I started spark until I started trying these things.
I agree that you should try to eat something with protein in it. I used to be hungry all the time until I started increasing my protein intakes. It also helps to try low calorie foods that fill you up... like soup (as long as it isn't cream based!) Just don't restrict yourself too much or you'll end up overdoing it when you do eat!
Eat something with protein in it. A piece of cheese will work nicely. If you eat a snack with protein in it, you will stay fuller longer and won't get hungry. Being hungry will not help. It's okay to go a few calories or numbers over the limit.
I keep having the problem of going over my calorie and fat limits set by SP. In order to try and stop this and adhere to those guidelines, I've been bringing smaller meals that are better for me. Now I have an even worse problem: I'm still hungry!
Does anyone know of some good recipes that will actually keep me full without going overboard on calories?
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