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Apples- why do you make me feel hungry??


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Here's the scoop. I love apples as a snack and usually have one a day. (an apple a day keeps the docs away- right?!)

My issue is that after eating an apple, I feel full but it gives me an empty feeling that makes me feel like I am hungrier than I was before- eventhough thats not the case.

So, does anyone know why this happens? Is it the fiber?

Am I the only one who feels "empty" after eating an apple?

Thanks. :)
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The problem with apples is that they are purely carbs and nothing else, and carbs will always leave you with that "empty" feeling. Granted, they have a lot of health benefits, are highly nutritious, and I definitely eat them all the time. However, foods that contain fats and proteins are the ones that make us feel full. What you need to do, and what I do, is eat the apple with a couple of almonds or a piece of low calorie string cheese. That way you are getting a good mix of carbs, fats, and proteins as part of a healthy snack that will leave you feeling full for quite some time. Hope this helps! - Mike
ohhh or put some peanut butter on the apple. 
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Thanks for the info and suggestions!
You're not alone!  They make me horribly empty.  I actually avoid apples sometimes for that reason.  I believe it's the pure sugar coursing through your veins.

Pairing them with cheese or PB usually helps me immensely, though, so try that (As previous posters have stated). =)
oh i love apples.  eat about 2 a day.  maybe its the acid in them making you feel funny.  i know the feeling you are referring to but I wouldnt associate it with hungry.

how about eating it with a sandwich instead of alone, or ya with peanutbutter.

ohhhh i took an apple, sliced it, and dipped it in a 60 calorie caramel jello pudding cup.  i was in heaven. lol.  sorry had to share :)
I used to feel that way after eating an apple, too.  Now I make it a point to eat an apple with a protein, usually 1/2 oz of almonds.  That seems to do the trick.  Now I feel full longer after the apple.

? Peggy <*)))><{ ?
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I think it is because an apple is mostly just sugar and some fiber. I usually have either an apple or banana before I exercise for an extra energy boost. I find that I can push harder and go further if I have a snack like that before I walk/ride/run.

If I have an apple as a snack any other time of the day I'll either smear it with a tsp of peanut butter or eat a few almonds with it like singpraise.
oOo star...after reading ur post I think I HAVE to go to the store and pick up some apples and some of that 60 cal. caramel pudding!
When you eat an apple, you are not getting pure sugar coursing through your blood.  Apples happen to be very low in the glycemic index.  That means that they release sugar slowly into your blood.  Of all fruits, they are one of the best at making you feel full.  Also, they have a lot of fibre.

BUT - adding peanut butter or cheese definitely makes more of a complete snack.
I also feel hungry after eating an apple - I always thought that was weird!  I think it might be the acid that makes me, I dunno, crave something to absorb some of it?  Does that make any sense?
Always felt that apples made me hungrier. It's good you posted this - I thought I was the only one!!
Just like yalcekim said...eat some protein with the apple.  I can't do fruit or starch alone, especially for breakfast.  You're probably having an insulin reaction.
Apples - if only I could live off them ):

I think the 'hungry feeling' you are getting is because apples are so water-dense. When you're body is eating an apple, it's thinking "Yay - solid food!" when really, it's mostly getting liquid. If you dried out an apple (dried fruit, duh) it's much smaller than its normal form.
I agree ! I thought I was the only one with this prob. lol. they dont always make me hungry just sometines. other times, they fill me up. i have one at night sometimes if im really hungry. So much fiber ! lol. I like the rome red apples they are the best. I don't really like the green apples they are just too sour and dont taste that well i think.
hey i know they post the calories for an apple on here, but are all apples created equally? like does a red apple have the same amount of calories as my oh so favorite figi apples?  just pondering :)
If having an apple makes you feel hungry, maybe you really are hungry and need to eat.  Think about it.
apples at first make you feel full -- the hunger appears because your body burns more calories just processing it than you get from the fruit. Eat it and keep moving.... dont go back to the kitchen for another hour and a half or so
Apples happen to be 1 of the best fruits, along with citrus fuits, that are effective for lowering cholesterol!  Another Gr8 reason to have 1 a day :)
"Emergency appetite control food #5:

Here's an easy one: apples. Yep, apples. Eat the largest apple you can find. Sure, you'll get some calories and some carbs, but the apple will fill you up for quite a while, and that will stop you from eating far more calorie-dense foods.

Let me explain why this is such an effective strategy. If you're crazy hungry, it's very easy to reach for some processed foods (bag of chips, for example) and start munching away until you've consumed 1000 calories or more. And that's about half the total calories you need for the entire day!

But I dare you to try to eat 1000 calories worth of apples. It's impossible. You'll fill up even before reaching 400 calories, probably. Apples are great appetite suppressing foods because the bulky fiber fills up your stomach and turns off your appetite control hormones before you overeat. Plus, apples contain various phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. They're even a decent source of folic acid."

http://www.newstarget.com/003550.html
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It's very likely you have fructose intolerance to some degree.  I have not been officially daignosed (although it apparently only takes a quick saliva test by the doctor) but I have the same problem, and I have figured that this is what I have also.  So, all I can say is google it... you might be fructose intolerant! Who knew?! lol

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