So yesterday I started counting my calories for the first time (in a long time). Day # 1 of "Re-Calorie Counting". I logged approx 1400 and burned only about 200 for exercise. Ok, fine. That will get better (the exercise bit).
So I am eating health and feeling good for that. But I am hungry every two hours! And sometimes I'm hungry as soon as I eat!!
Does anyone else have to deal with the same issue? How do I fix it without over loading on calories?
Or is it something I just have to "get used to" and/or it will fix itself?
Help!! I'm hungry!
Protein, protein, protein. That's the only thing that keeps my glucose from bottoming out and making me feel horrible.
Any suggestions on what is good for a protein snack? That is where I find I am lacking....trying to eat enough protein without eating tons of fat....like bacon.
Fat free cottage cheese has 12g/serving for 80 cal. Light string cheese about 6/g for 50 cal. Skim milk 9g/8 oz/90cal. Nonfat greek yogurt 14g/100-150cal/6 oz. I also like the Atkins Daybreak bars. Hope that helps
Welcome to the club! I re-started today as well and I do remember that last time I was hungry in the beginning. The first week was tough, but then it got better and my stomach got used to the smaller portions.
What I have learned in the past is to eat smaller portions more often!
And watch yourself during the day - when do you get hungry exactly? After workouts? In front of the TV? while preparing lunch? There are so many possible explanations!
For me these are my "don't get too hungry" rules:
1. water, water, water... drinking lots of fluids helps me a lot! I also allow myself to drink coffee, tea and diet soda.
2. fruits and veggies... Every meal has a fruit and veggie component! It makes you feel full, gives you power and apparently is healthy too! :o)
3. distract yourself... if you notice that being "hungry" is more a being "bored" issue, distract yourself with a book, a movie, calling a friend, knitting or typing messages on CC online! It really helps to keep your fingers busy! And away from the bowl of chips!
4. don't starve yourself for a longer period of time ... you will just eat more at the next meal so time your meals and keep an allowance of calories for after dinner if you KNOW that you will need a snack! And not just carrots!
5. get creative.... sometimes it just needs some creativity to find a low calorie snack or meal that you really LOVE!
Does chocolate banana sound good? Well... here you go: 1 small banana drizzled with 1 tsp nutella and microwaved for 20-30 seconds is really sweet and chocolaty with only 200 cal!
I think you get the picture... :o) And you will succeed!!
All the best!
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