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ITZATRAP
Posts: 2
7/9/12 11:23 A

I totally understand your issue. I'm always hungry. It isn't dehydration, as I always have water with me. I probably drink 1-2 gallons a day. I just find that I'm constantly wanting to eat. Even when I pick foods that are supposed to hold you over longer, it never fails, still hungry.



THATBRONWYNGIRL
Posts: 657
7/9/12 8:15 A

I agree with JUSTDOIT011...
I have a problem, where my body doesn't always register that I'm full. I can eat a whole lot of food in one sitting that I just don't need. For me, the key to diet and weightloss has been portion control, lots and lots of water (green tea, too), and LOADS of fruits and veggies. When I can eat 2 cups of spinach, 1 cup of strawberries, and 1/2 cup of raspberries in a sitting for all of 200 calories (or less), it goes a long way to making myself feel fuller.
Maybe this will be helpful to you? I very much hope so...good luck!



JUSTDOIT011
Posts: 1,377
7/8/12 8:56 P

Some days I feel hungry even tho I've had around 1600 calories, but that's because what I chose was low-volume, calorie-dense foods like pizza or baked goods. I've had 1400 calories today so far and I'm full-- because I chose a lot of high-volume, low-calorie foods, like strawberries, cucumber, salad, & fruit. If my calorie budget allows me to have 1600 calories a day, I want to have a pretty high volume of food so I feel full-- so I eat a lot of veggies which add the volume and not the calories. I'd suggest strawberries, cucumber, red pepper, carrots, and cauliflower!



APPRIL
Posts: 2,238
7/8/12 8:46 P

Make sure you are getting enough water. Dehydration can make you feel hungry.



DIETITIANBECKY
Posts: 26,437
7/8/12 8:44 P

How accurate is your nutrition tracker?? I see some days with lunch and dinner skipped and only 500-900 calories consumed??? Even though you are consuming 1400-1600 calories on other days, these very low calorie days can be bringing about hunger.

SP Dietitian Becky



TJ1TJ1
SparkPoints: (2,416)
Fitness Minutes: (408)
Posts: 285
7/8/12 7:45 P

Since I have changed my diet, I feel like I'm hungry all the time. I introduced a variety of high fiber foods, and I changed to 5 smaller meals a day. Which sometimes, not all the time, may put me over my desired caloric intake. Do any of you feel this way? Or am I feeling some kind of junk food withdrawals.



 
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