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Old 03-07-2011, 10:41 AM   #1
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What are some good semi healthy foods to replace junk snacks like doritos etc.

I find that in between meals I get hunger pangs.

I don't think this is just habit since I become weak/faint if I don't eat and I am also quite gaunt in the face/losing weight rather than putting it on or at least staying the same. I think it's cos I walk to go to clubs most nights which means I burn whatever I ate in the day even though I sit on my ass through the day my walking prob amounts to over a mile or two per day.

I like to have the bodybuilding style 5 or 6 smaller meals a day but in between I still get hungry still and I am not even exercising these days except the walking and a little weights to keep my circulation going good after I get a sore butt/back from sitting down.

I find that low fat foods don't cut it to fill this gap and have found that junky foods seem to quench this hunger pang. Thing is though I don't even like the junk food that much except that it fills this hole prob due to the high concentrations of carbs or fats.

I have found cake does it or any similar sweet thing or fatty stuff like crisps. When I try eating wholesome things like oats or something in their place it doesn't do the job. I love fruit but I have IBS so find if I eat too much it messes up my stomach due to the fibre.

I had some doritos today but after a few of them I still feel the malaise and dirty feeling as well as horrbile aftertaste of having consumed a MSG stuffed condiment.

So what would be some better replacements for these things?

I made some really nice banana bread the other day which was nice but I'm also worried about rotting my teeth if I'm having these things every day. I learned my lesson after having poor dental hygeine and eating flapjacks nearly every day for a few months which results in a deep filling and nearly requiring a root canal. Since then I brush for my 2 mins twice a day as well as flossing daily and am paranoid about having sweet stuff since even if you get fat it can easily be lost again but you only get one set of teeth.

What are some better alternatives? Maybe something high in good fats? Perhaps protein shake/s would do since it would prob fill me up and also taste nice. I want it to be easy or at least that I can cook it and have it last a while cos cooking all the time is a nuisance.

Maybe I should just be eating more fats/protein for my main meals- actually if I eat too much protein I find I urinate like crazy so maybe more fats.

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Old 03-08-2011, 11:58 PM   #2
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Eat whole foods that aren't processed...

hard boiled eggs, apples, bananas, oranges, nuts, etc.

breads, cakes, chips, ceral bars, nut bars, energy bars and anything else processed (even if it claims to be healthy) will not fill you up.

If I'm really hungry in the middle of the day, I eat a banana or apple and a hard boiled egg.

The combination of protein, carbs and fat helps you to stay full feeling. The more processed the less your body recognizes as food and doesn't feel full. The more sugar overhauls, same thing. Sugar rush, crash, want sugar again, repeat cycle.

Sure, sometimes doritos do come into the picture, but I don't buy them normally.

I hope this helps...its just the truth. I am a size 3 and I eat all the time...I just make sure it's good food...not processed crap.
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I should add it takes time and a consious effort to develop the habits.

I also pay attention to how I feel...am I actually hungry or just thirsty? I drink water before giving in to a craving.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:52 AM   #4
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I find that in between meals I get hunger pangs.

I don't think this is just habit since I become weak/faint if I don't eat and I am also quite gaunt in the face/losing weight rather than putting it on or at least staying the same. I think it's cos I walk to go to clubs most nights which means I burn whatever I ate in the day even though I sit on my ass through the day my walking prob amounts to over a mile or two per day.

I like to have the bodybuilding style 5 or 6 smaller meals a day but in between I still get hungry still and I am not even exercising these days except the walking and a little weights to keep my circulation going good after I get a sore butt/back from sitting down.

I find that low fat foods don't cut it to fill this gap and have found that junky foods seem to quench this hunger pang. Thing is though I don't even like the junk food that much except that it fills this hole prob due to the high concentrations of carbs or fats.

I have found cake does it or any similar sweet thing or fatty stuff like crisps. When I try eating wholesome things like oats or something in their place it doesn't do the job. I love fruit but I have IBS so find if I eat too much it messes up my stomach due to the fibre.

I had some doritos today but after a few of them I still feel the malaise and dirty feeling as well as horrbile aftertaste of having consumed a MSG stuffed condiment.

So what would be some better replacements for these things?

I made some really nice banana bread the other day which was nice but I'm also worried about rotting my teeth if I'm having these things every day. I learned my lesson after having poor dental hygeine and eating flapjacks nearly every day for a few months which results in a deep filling and nearly requiring a root canal. Since then I brush for my 2 mins twice a day as well as flossing daily and am paranoid about having sweet stuff since even if you get fat it can easily be lost again but you only get one set of teeth.

What are some better alternatives? Maybe something high in good fats? Perhaps protein shake/s would do since it would prob fill me up and also taste nice. I want it to be easy or at least that I can cook it and have it last a while cos cooking all the time is a nuisance.

Maybe I should just be eating more fats/protein for my main meals- actually if I eat too much protein I find I urinate like crazy so maybe more fats.
Have you had a check-up with your doctor lately? These (in red above) can be signs of diabetes or hypo-glycemia. I would suggest having a check-up.

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Old 03-09-2011, 01:34 AM   #5
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Have you had a check-up with your doctor lately? These (in red above) can be signs of diabetes or hypo-glycemia. I would suggest having a check-up.

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My thoughts, exactly. There is something else going on that needs to be checked by a Doctor.
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:22 AM   #6
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Barb and Fiona hit the nail on the head. My first thought was diabetes. Before you make any other changes, talk with your doctor.
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Hunger pangs
Frequent Urination
Feeling Faint or fatigued (probably due to low blood sugar)

Sounds like Diabetes to me - and I am a diabetic who had all of those symptoms. Don't be afraid to see your doctor about it. Some forms of Type 2 can be easily treated with oral medication. A simple blood test will tell you.
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Have a blood test to make sure. Your probably fine, but just in case.

Idea would be beef jerky!

Let us know what the Dr. says.
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Weight loss can be symptomatic of a serious illness. See an MD or DO.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:52 PM   #10
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i also want to add anemia or low ferriten levels cause faint and dizziness too. have them check your thyroid as well.
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