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GRRAAAAH! Feeling Deprived and Paying the Consequences

Friday, July 16, 2010

GRRRAAH! Couldn't fall asleep last night (bc I didn't do anything to relax before bed) and of course after a while (around 1 a.m.) felt hungry, since I ate dinner at about 6 p.m. What did I reach for? The "healthy" cookies that I bought from the health food store. But they're not healthy if you eat so many of them! I estimated calories by checking out what were similar recipes entered into SP and I know the quantity because they were purchased by weight.
I just wanted to eat until they were all gone, and while although there was little sugar, there was no protein, it wasn't filling.
I need to keep nuts on hand or something that has protein in it that I can munch on if I do wake up at night. Of course, I will ideally not do this at all.
I know that while I was feeling good about my healthy choices, I was feeling deprived last night and it continued on.
I simply don't get how people on here can eat about 1500 cals and still stay active. Even if I eat clean and eat veggies and protein, I get hungry, and I'm talking legit hunger, not just the munchies. Then of course a feeling of deprivation does set in too.

Well, I guess I'm going to just try to take it easy on the cals today, but I want to not let a feeling of deprivation set in again. I'm going to focus on protein.
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  • ANGIERUNNER
    I would increase your protein intake. Good luck with the midnight munchies! I use to have the same problem.... but I try and not eat carbs for dinner. Hopefully you can figure out what works for you! emoticon
    3671 days ago
  • APPLESKI25
    Thanks Kat, it was refreshing to see someone not on a protein-load or starvation diet, but with all due respect, having a pear w/cottage cheese for dinner is not how I wanna live my life. I'm not going to feel happy long-term doing that.
    3671 days ago
  • FITKAT2010
    A couple of things: Get all the "healthy" cookies out of the house.

    Write instead of bite first if it isn't a scheduled meal time.

    INCREASE your cals the healthier you eat if you are working out.

    Take a look at my Nutrition Tracker if you'd like. I work out 2-3 hrs per day, am physically active in one of my businesses every day and eat 2500 apx of whole foods cals.
    3673 days ago
  • no profile photo JGHAHR
    You may want to try more filling foods that are relatively low in calories. Sweet potatoes, or regular potatoes, actually taste pretty good all by themselves, and they are SO filling. They're easy to cook in the microwave and then keep in the fridge to cut up for snacking. Have some with a glass of water and you will feel very satisfied. Brown rice as a side dish is also really filling. Nuts are good to satisfy crunchiness cravings (almonds and walnuts supposedly the best) but very calorie dense, so only a few can rack up the cals pretty quickly. Good luck to you, hang in there.
    3673 days ago
  • no profile photo JGHAHR
    You may want to try more filling foods that are relatively low in calories. Sweet potatoes, or regular potatoes, actually taste pretty good all by themselves, and they are SO filling. They're easy to cook in the microwave and then keep in the fridge to cut up for snacking. Have some with a glass of water and you will feel very satisfied. Brown rice as a side dish is also really filling. Nuts are good to satisfy crunchiness cravings (almonds and walnuts supposedly the best) but very calorie dense, so only a few can rack up the cals pretty quickly. Good luck to you, hang in there.
    3673 days ago
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