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12/14/11 12:54 P

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Hi! I definitely think that at first your body needs to adjust to eating less, and you will feel hungry in the beginning. I started on Oct 17 and even though I ate healthy before, I didn't realize how much I was actually eating until I started tracking it with Sparkpeople. When I stuck in my "goal" calorie range I was hungrier at first but now I don't get hungry that often. I also noticed that I am hungrier on weekdays when I'm at work and at my desk, and on the weekends I don't get hungry as much. I think it's because on weekdays at work I'm more anxious (work-related stress) and that makes me want to eat more. On the weekends I have kid-stress (lol!) but since I'm home and busy I don't feel like I want to eat as much.

Try drinking water when you feel really hungry, it helps to tide you over. The feeling of being hungry doesn't last forever and your body will adjust if you can make it through the initial period!! Good luck! It's now been 8 weeks for me and I've lost 11 pounds! If you stick with it, it really does work! Consistency is the key!!

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12/11/11 7:25 P

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I think you're right about the cardio SNAPDRAGON. I'm going to try incorporate more strength training : )

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12/9/11 8:58 P

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Your body takes a while to adjust, but it does get better. Try to eat the upper range of your calories until it settles down. Also, for me, I tend towards being hungrier when I do solely cardio...adding strength training tends to calm the hunger monster.

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12/1/11 3:19 P

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Yes! I started a few days ago and I am so hungry!! I usually go over my limit but I am trying each day to whittle it down. I also run a few miles every day and think that my mind is telling me I am still needing some energy.

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11/30/11 4:48 P

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my problem is I have no discipline for food. I eat what I like when I like and then I starve to lose for the other day I over did it.

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11/30/11 4:08 P

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Yes! Girl, I am starving when I eat the right amount of calories (even when I eat mostly protein and include a lot of fiber). I am especially hungry when I exercise. I think our bodies just need time to get used to eating less. I'm going to give it a few months and then see if I still feel so ravenous.

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11/30/11 3:15 P

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I have a problem but my is that I usually end up with too many calories. Not sure how to get it down.


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11/30/11 2:37 P

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Hi all,
I joined Spark People on Monday and have a question: is anyone finding that they're having trouble sticking to their calorie target without being hungry? I'm finding that I'm a couple hundred calories short per day and it's not like I'm eating junk food. I'm a generally healthy eater (I just eat too much of it) and have been sticking to lean meats, whole grains, fruits and veggies.

After 5 years of carrying around "baby weight" I'm determined to finally lose it. I look forward to "meeting" you all!

Mom. Wife. Obsessive reader and kitchen tinkerer. Once upon a time food blogger. culinarybibliophile.blogspot.com/
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