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6/20/15 9:33 A

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Hi All, I fill up on low calorie vegetables and need a slice of bread to feel full. After I eat then I drink water and feel full until the next meal. I stop eating at 6:00 pm and do not eat until morning around 8:00 am. Sometimes being full is a state of mind. I tell myself I am full then I feel full. Remember it takes 20 minutes for your brain to tell your stomach it is full. Linda from bean town

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6/19/15 8:51 P

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Nope, don't feel full all day, in fact a strategy I use that helps me is to use intermittent fasting and to not eat from roughly 9 pm till noon the following day. During the morning I pour down all the water and black coffee I can and "break my fast" typically with a huge salad of baby spinach, baby carrots, a red bell pepper, plum tomato, broccoli, cauliflower and a can of tuna. I'm a slow eater and graze on this throughout the afternoon.

WATERMELLEN often reminds us that "hunger does not constitute an emergency." We KNOW we've had enough calories and not having any more won't spell dire circumstances. So what I'm hungry? Since when has satisfying my hunger achieved anything of merit for me? In fact flipping hunger on its end and looking at hunger as a friend instead of an enemy to be vanquished has offered me some peace of mind when I can maintain this attitude.

After all, if I'm hungry I must be torching calories! :-)

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6/19/15 6:58 P

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No, I don't feel full all day, but I figure I'm supposed to be hungry for each meal. Some say we should eat the biggest meal in the middle of the day, but there are about 14 hours between dinner and breakfast, and I need to get through that. I do not eat anything in between.

My husband's first wife was French, and they raised their son in the French manner of never eating between meals. After he and I were married, I remember making dinner, and his son would be hanging over my shoulder asking when it would be ready because he was SO hungry, but it never occurred to him to eat something before we sat down at the table. He is over 50 now and has never been overweight a day in his life.

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6/19/15 6:33 P

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yea I think that's part of my problem! There are always trigger foods around me, here in the house as well as on the go. My family keeps baking up chocolate chip cookies and pancakes and stocking tons of it in the fridge for anyone to grab....I always go for them ugh!
Then of course the cereal and peanut butter. I got all natural peanut butter and allow some because I need the protein but otherwise I'm keeping the portion down.

So do you guys generally feel full day to day? Do you have super hungry days still? When can I relax and know I'm at the right calorie maintenance level? I feel like I'm just not there yet...

I know I'll get there soon! I read that it takes 1-2 years to get the hang of maintenance!

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6/19/15 10:36 A

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More thoughts: I'm a grab 'n go eater. But I keep stocked on healthy stuff to grab 'n go: baby carrots, bags of baby spinach, apples, small bags of almonds...that kind of thing.

Don

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6/19/15 10:11 A

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I don't keep trigger foods in my house, either. I also never eat between meals, which works well as long as each of my 3 meals a day is wonderful. I make all of my food choices in advance with planning. That way I know what I am looking forward to, and never go through that "what's for dinner" when I have to make a decision now. I am very bad on spur of the moment stuff, whether it comes to food, or something I should have said. Or not said. I cannot think on my feet. I would have made a terrible trial lawyer.

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I am like Don. I do not keep most of my trigger foods in the house. You might try to find healthy substitutes for the foods that you like most. I make a low carb pizza or have spaghetti with zucchini noodles. I am very happy with the foods that I eat the majority of the time. I also stay away from sugar. It sets me off.

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6/19/15 8:30 A

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My trigger foods, which I NEVER allow into my home includes every shape, form, size of processed carbs: bread, crackers, cookies, cereal (with the exception of Old-Fashioned Oats), chips, snacks, sugar, etc.

I tend to total approximately half of the carbohydrate grams that the nutrition tracker recommends and get my carbs from yogurt, fruits, veggies, and in soups I include legumes, occasionally barley.

At all costs I strive not to awaken the Carbie Tiger or the Karbie Kraken! ;-)

This is what "works" for me. Do I have slips? Sure, I'm human. But I always know what I have to do to get back in the saddle and stay in the driver's seat.

Don

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6/18/15 5:34 P

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I have lots of fruit and veggies (cut up) available to nibble on. Also I keep my cupboards free of junk food so when I do try to look for something good it isn't there for me to binge on. When I feel like binging I take out my journal and start writing and trying to figure out why I want to eat. What issue am I eating over. If I want to eat during the day I leave the condo for at least 20-30 minutes and promise myself when I return I can binge then. I never do...................the urge leaves me.

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6/18/15 2:12 P

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At what point did you feel like you were eating to satisfaction and happy with your maintenance? I'm curious as to what you eat daily to try and prevent binges in my life. I'm a binge/restrict sufferer and have been in maintenance since january but not happy. Hungry all the time. Posted a blog about it, I'm interested in your typical day to day meals to help me cure my binge/restrict cycles:

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