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Old 12-23-2008, 04:34 PM   #11
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I think there may be shades of hunger. Personally, if I am eating so frequently that I never feel hungry, I start gaining weight. But if I let myself get ravenous, I tend to eat too quickly and end up eating more than I would normally. So I wait until I actually get hungry before I eat but don't wait too long to do it. (Then again, maybe that's not the right way to go about it since I'm carrying around an extra 10-15 lbs. right now!)

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Old 12-23-2008, 05:02 PM   #12
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im a snacker or picker.... thing to do

Drink plenty of water. It will supress the hunger and most times your body is jsut craving fluids not food. I drink about 2 Liters a day if not more.


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bananas (heavy and will keep you fuller longer)

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Old 12-23-2008, 05:27 PM   #13
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Start slowly reducing the size of your lunch if you cut back drasticaly it makes it harder .Give your stomach time to shrink so you you can feel fuller with less food. A good idea is to have a nice bowl of hot soup a simple soup no cream or heavy soups before you eat your meal. Eat slow it takes your stomach a full 20 minutes to realize it's full so it's easy to over eat when eating fast. A hot soup will slow you down. Once you are feeling satisfied stop eating and maybe save the rest for later. I also don't like to go to bed full. When you do it long enough you will get used to it and of course stay away from all the really high calorie foods like donuts, cakes etc.
The one main thing that will help is exercise all you need to do is walk more take the stairs take a brisk 20 minute walk on your lunch hour before you eat if you can. Walk every where you can and start burning up some of those calories.
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:35 PM   #14
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Always want something to eat

Most of us do want to enjoy eating. And healthy eating is necessary.
I think Dr. OZ is a very smart MD. This is some of his advise: Don't drink soda.

Before your Dinner(usually the largest meal)....have ONE slice of Whole Grain Bread and break in small pieces and "dunk" (slightly) into EVOO and eat slowly. This should help.

I have more tips. Let's try one for now. Let us know how this helps. Aria
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:46 PM   #15
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I think it's okay to be hungry. You have changed your eating pattern. It takes time. A long time. Have a small snack and stay the course. Good for you as you are on your way. You're making better choices. Different things work for different people and you seem determined to find what works best for you. Good luck.
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:02 PM   #16
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Hmmm... I personally really like the Bolthouse Farms protein shakes (make sure you can keep them cold), little baggies with almonds or sunflower seeds, or a bowl of vegetable soup to keep me full on busy days. If you make homemade veggie soup (which is wayyy better for you than canned, and tastes better!) load it up with things like small red beans, carrots, celery, onion, zucchini, green beans, corn, spinach, and little macaroni noodles (a lot of brands make the 'healthy' noodles now). As a student trying to stay in shape, these sort of things help keep me from getting hungry, even after a 3 hour lab.
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:34 PM   #17
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I have never had a weight problem. I am 5’9, 160, 30w. I have been this size since I was 15. My wife on the other hand is a different story. We are just built differently, and process foods differently. She started on her diet (she only eats what I prepare for her, unless we talk about it), on October 1st. So far she has lost 50 lbs. You absolutely have to eat whatever you want sometimes, or you will never stick to your diet. What I have found is the worst things you can eat are cheeses (fats & sodium), processed meats (ham, salami, etc), and bread (whole grains early in the day are fine). I always keep salad in the fridge. They usually include Romaine, Bell Peppers, Radish, Cucumber, and Red Cabbage. I also cook boneless and skinless chicken breast. Slice it up, and keep it in the fridge. Her salad dressing is vinegar (red wine or balsamic) mixed with an all fruit preserve with garlic and black pepper. Also try taking fish oil tablets. Great for the heart and you would be surprise at what else, and how much it helps. It is not like the old fish oil that you tasted all day. You can still have a sundae, on Sunday. I closely monitored her diet, and told her to watch out. I usually gave her about 20% of her fats (she was not aware of this) left over just in case. I very rarely tell her that she cannot have something. With the diet she has been on, if she eats something she really should not have (roux based), she pays for it later, and then she is over it. You never want something as much as when someone tells you that you cannot have it. Change from ice cream to sherbet. Raspberry is great. You can do it. Just read the labels. If it says it is 10 to 20% of you fat intake for the day, it should be pretty close to an entire meal. The percentages on labels of fats are usually based on 2500 milligrams of fats diet. That is a cholesterol diet. Also, try flax seed with yogurt. It is a great sweet treat. Sam's has a mix that is flax and pumpkin seed. It has the consistance of granola.
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:28 PM   #18
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May I suggest that you go and see your family doctor. Get yourself a good, overall physical exam, and then have the doctor send you on to a dietician who will be able to give you a personal diet plan...Just had to put my 2 cents worth in....Good Luck!!!
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:39 PM   #19
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Also, eating smaller more frequent meals is also a good way to start losing and maintaining your weight.
That's what I was going to say.

I eat very fast, and when I do I could down a large pizza and not blink an eye. Slow down your eating by chewing more, one bite at a time. You'll see a big difference just from that.

You also need to change what you eat. Cold-cut sanwiches aren't the best thing out there. Look into low calorie options like canned soups. I've been having Campbells Select Harvest soups at under 200 calories per can (broth based) for lunch. Breakfast is a banana and maybe a bowl of cereal.

I'm also battling with severe hunger towards dinner. When I get home at 5:30 I need to eat right away. So I'm looking into some snack to curb that.

Good luck. Rmember the two main things are calorie intake and excercise.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:45 PM   #20
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May I suggest that you go and see your family doctor. Get yourself a good, overall physical exam, and then have the doctor send you on to a dietician who will be able to give you a personal diet plan...Just had to put my 2 cents worth in....Good Luck!!!
Your "2 cents" worth is worth a lot more than 2 cents. That's good advice. His doctor needs to find a diet that will be healthy for a man his size and energy level.

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