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Working out decreases hunger

Many studies have proven that strength training decreases a hunger hormone (ghrelin), and cardio decreases ghrelin AND increases a hormone that makes people feel full (peptide YY).

Knowing this, whenever I get hungry after recently eating, I just go for a brisk walk outside for half an hour -...

- Submitted by SAELIZ001 6/10/2014 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Your "hunger" might be THIRST!

If I feel "hungry" when I know I shouldn't (it's not near a meal or snack time), that's a signal to me to go drink another full glass of water. 9 times out of 10, my "hunger" vanishes-- and I'm getting all my water in! e...</p>
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Ratio of Food on plate

Whenever you can (not always) try to make up 50% of your plate with vegetables, 20% carbs and 30% protein.

This way you'll be full, stay fuller for longer and be eating less carbs and creating low calorie meals.

- Submitted by RUBYREDIVY1 6/6/2013 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Put a mirror on the refrigerator

Studies prove that people are more likely to stay on track when "eyes are watching them." A mirror on the refrigerator, and one in the pantry, may subconsiously reduce snacking, sneaking or binging. PLUS, looking at yourself will remind you of your goals and help make that decision on whether you ...

- Submitted by DRB13_1 4/7/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Live Like You Already Reached Your Goal

I realized a good way to keep yourself exercising and eating healthy - and that's to do everything as if you've already reached your weight loss goal!

When you lose weight, your stomach shrinks along with you, making you feel full faster. Because you know this - and you don't want to stretch ...

- Submitted by BEAUTIFLYHEALTH 4/2/2013 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Have a snack set

Find a set of snacks that will fit within your calorie budget. Know the proper portion sizes for these snacks by heart. Keep these things together so that when the munchies set in you can go straight to them for a small snack rather than raiding the fridge.

- Submitted by HAZYSKIES 8/10/2012 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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TRICK YOU HUNGER

I heard this the other day ---I have gotten into the habit of measuring food but instead of putting it all on 1 plate, I put it on individual saucers or bowls, its a mind trick that makes you think your getting a pile of food and in reality you are getting the right amounts.

- Submitted by KANDIGREGORY 10/28/2011 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Drink instead of eat!

When you think you are hungry, drink a glass of water. Most of the time you are actually just thirsty! emoticon

- Submitted by JSAX13 9/19/2011 in Staying Healthy | 1 Comment
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Nuts in the car!

I wish I could say that I always eat when I should, but there are times when I don't. I'm working or just busy. The problem I kept running into was this panicky hunger. If I'm in the car it's the worst because. I've often gone through the drive-thru. I've started keeping a can of mixed nuts in ...

- Submitted by ABBYKNITS 7/6/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Wash away Cravings!

Do you ever want to keep eating after you have finished a meal? I sure do! To combat that, I drink a full 8 oz glass of water after meals. It makes me feel more full, washes away the lingering (tempting) flavors in my mouth, and helps me meet my water quota for the day.

- Submitted by FLOWINGWATER 6/27/2011 in Weight Loss | 8 Comments
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Mini Meals

I used to think of a snack as a reason to eat something that wasn't very healthy. I honestly tried to avoid them because I felt guilty when I ate them.

Now I eat 5 or 6 "mini-meals" everyday. Knowing that I'm eating about the same amount of food every 2 to 3 hours has helped me stick with g...

- Submitted by SAMMMYJO 5/30/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Move

I find that when I think I'm hungry if I get up and move it goes away! I tend to eat more if I'm just sitting around doing nothing. So try cleaning, walking, or dancing around your house. Anything that will get your mind off food!

- Submitted by CYNDI7365 5/10/2011 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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Fighting a Strong Food Craving

We all have them--and when we succumb to our food cravings, we often overindulge. It is sometimes a stumbling block that leads us to binge eating, deflated motivation, and problem that can get us off track from reaching our goals.

- Submitted by SPAM1977 5/6/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Grocery tips

Make a grocery list from your week's menu plan. Do not shop when you are hungry. PUT THE GROCERIES IN THE TRUNK of the car and don't nibble on the way home. Go in the door closest to the fresh produce. Avoid processed foods if you can. AND READ THE NUTRITION LABELS.

- Submitted by DRB13_1 3/19/2011 in Getting Started | 5 Comments
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Lunch

Lowing intake

- Submitted by NDGYPSY 3/15/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Hot Chocolate treat!

When I'm feeling hungry and I know it's more out of boredom than actual hunger I make myself a cup of sugar-free hot chocolate. The texture and warmness of it keeps my tummy occupied until I'm ready to eat!

- Submitted by MIZZKEA 2/9/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Bananas

When I feel hunger, and it is not quite meal time, I eat a banana really slowly, putting it down while I chew. I'm usually multitasking at the same time. I find that when I am half way through eating it, I feel so full, I can hardly finish it!! There goes my hunger!

- Submitted by LOVE_ART 1/30/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Water Makes You Less THIRSTY

A lot of people will tell you to drink more water to make yourself less hungry. For me, that NEVER works. Drinking water is great, but it doesn't make me want to eat less if I'm really, truly hungry. Hunger and thirst are governed by two DIFFERENT parts of the brain, so drinking more water will not ...

- Submitted by MYINNERDIVA 1/19/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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A genuine beleif you are hungry in the middle of the night

I have always woken up with a huge sense of hunger and eaten in good faith, I needed to eat before I could get sleep. Secret: Instead of eating, try going to sleep. I did this and I woke up hunger free. Was not real hunger.

- Submitted by HIKETOHEIGHTS 1/9/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Put off treats until you have eaten your necessary nutrients for the day

Plan you menus. How many calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fats do you need for each day?
Then promise yourself you will not eat a treat/cheat off of your plan until and unless you have eaten all the nutrients for that day.
Just as you need fuel to drive your car, feed yourself healthy ...

- Submitted by DRB13_1 1/1/2011 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Feeling hungry?

Drink a tall glass of water and wait 20 minutes. If the hunger pains go away, then you were just thirsty. If you still have hunger pains, then eat something healthy and in moderation.

- Submitted by DEBORAH2230 12/20/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Choose Real Sweet Over Artificial

Artificial sweeteners may save you calories, but it's not really that great a bargain. Artificial sweeteners have been connected to weight GAIN, INCREASED food cravings, INCREASED hunger, INCREASED insulin resistance leading to Diabetes and DECREASED ability to taste naturally sweet foods like fruit...

- Submitted by MYINNERDIVA 10/28/2010 in Healthy Eating | 6 Comments
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Easy way to inventory your refrigerator contents

Ever find yourself looking in the fridge for something?
Wondering if that leftover has grown hair?
Need to remind yourself to put something on the grocery list?
Heloise printed the suggestion of a magnetic dry board on the front door of the refrigerator.
You can write the contents a...

- Submitted by DRB13_1 10/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Sip First!

When you're feeling hungry between meals try drinking some water or another no or low calorie beverage to make sure you really are hungry and not thirsty. Sometimes your body sends mixed signals.

- Submitted by ANITACOCKTAIL 10/11/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Stomachs know REAL hunger, minds & clocks don't!

Relying on my mind to know when I'm hungry doesn't work. I convince myself to eat because it's been (fill in the blank) hours since I ate. Instead, I stopped watching the clock and let my stomach do the thinking.

My mind doesn't tell me when I'm hungry. My stomach does.

Eating when REA...

- Submitted by SUNRISESUNSET 9/25/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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