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I don't want to eat anything anymore


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Thats sounds a lot more dramatic then it really is!! haha.

Now that I've basically stopped eating junk food altogether, it no longer has any appeal to me, yay!! And some foods I used to see as healthy options, I now see as more 'treat' foods. Like I might have 1 muesli bar, or one yoghurt in a day as a treat. But when I'm hungry and look in my pantry now, I don't really want to eat anything. If I've already eaten all my fruits and vege, and dont feel like anymore of those, I kinda stare at it blankly. I don't know what to eat anymore. As everything that used to be a normal snack I don't really eat.  Any ideas of foods I could try, for snacksor even small meals. Which arent mainly fruit or vege. I feel that if I keep only eating what I'm eating now Im going to find it hard to reach my calorie targets, or almost all my calories come from dinner, which I dont really want.

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Don't dump the Yoghurt!!! It seriously helps weight loss.

EDIT Plain fat free, If you want flavoured Put in your own berries

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WebMD Health News

March 17, 2005 - Adding yogurt to your diet may rev up your body's fat-burning engines, speed weight loss, and trim your tummy, according to a new study.

Researchers found that obese adults who ate three servings of fat-free yogurt a day as part of a reduced-calorie diet lost 22% more weight and 61% more body fat than those who simply cut calories and didn't bone up on calcium. Yogurt eaters also lost 81% more fat in the stomach area than non-yogurt eaters.

"Not only did yogurt help the study participants lose more weight -- the average weight loss was 14 pounds -- they were about twice as effective at maintaining lean muscle mass," says researcher Michael Zemel, PhD, professor of nutrition at the University of Tennessee, in a news release. "This is a critical issue when dieting -- you want to lose fat, not muscle. Muscle helps burn calories, but it is often compromised during weight loss."

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your taste buds will change, it happened this way with me too lol. it's good that your 'healthy' foods are 'treat' foods now though, it means your whole way of thinking is changing and you will make healthier choices out of habit

Maybe eat nuts or dried fruits as snacks. Cashew is great, because it's kind of sweet. You do need some carbs anyway. Air popped popcorn is good too and you could find a light version. If you eat meat, then maybe a bit of grilled chicken if you are hungry. Or, you could even have a bit of dark chocolate. I found a great article on the health benefits of dark chocolate. I like mine with mint or berries.

http://longevity.about.com/od/lifelongnutriti on/p/chocolate.htm

I try to make sure all my snacks have protein, fat and carbs. So some things I like: a hard-boiled egg and some fruit, cheese and crackers, cottage cheese with fruit or salsa, egg salad on a piece of wheat bread with some avocado

I really like those cucumber and cocktail rye bread things. With the cheese between. Google cucumber cocktail rye and you'll get pics and directions on how to make them. Super yummy snack!

I think I know how you feel. Are you starting to food more and more as just a fuel now and are just eating to try and get the calories in?

I think it's great that you've reached the stage where you can view food from a different prospective but you need to start getting a bit of enjoyment back as well! It's all about the balance.

A few tips that helped me were:

  • looking through cookbooks for inspiration and seeing something new that got me cooking with different techniques or different cuisines.
  • introducing new foods (i had japanese for the first time ever a few weeks ago and it's got me buying soba noodles)
  • looking through a few recipe blogs (http://foodgawker.com/) - go through a few pages of that to try and get your taste buds tingling!
  • having appropriate sizes of old favourites - i've recently got back into M&M's after convincing myself I never liked them.. they're tasty in small doses!

I recommend trying a new cuisine as often as your budget lets you. Italian, Mexican & Chinese are my favourites! Dried pasta, noodles are rice are all cheap and are the main staples for all those cuisines.

Edit: I really hope this helps just a little, I was stuck in a phase that sounds exactly like yours - I was just bored of food and only ate because i had to. The idea of eating was just annoying.

Original Post by nz_rachael:

Thats sounds a lot more dramatic then it really is!! haha.

Now that I've basically stopped eating junk food altogether, it no longer has any appeal to me, yay!! And some foods I used to see as healthy options, I now see as more 'treat' foods. Like I might have 1 muesli bar, or one yoghurt in a day as a treat. But when I'm hungry and look in my pantry now, I don't really want to eat anything. If I've already eaten all my fruits and vege, and dont feel like anymore of those, I kinda stare at it blankly. I don't know what to eat anymore. As everything that used to be a normal snack I don't really eat.  Any ideas of foods I could try, for snacksor even small meals. Which arent mainly fruit or vege. I feel that if I keep only eating what I'm eating now Im going to find it hard to reach my calorie targets, or almost all my calories come from dinner, which I dont really want.

urgh, i wish i could get to that stage. I'm still reaaaaallllyyy tempted by all sorts of junk.

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