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I feel like i have food in my stomach all the time!


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I feel like everyday I am full all the time and there's food in my stomach... Idk what to do... I eat because I know I need to. But its not like i'm hungry. Anyone know any good tips to get rid of this? Because I have no clue any advice will be great! THANKS

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Personally I do not think that there is anything wrong with always having a bit of food in your stomach.  Yes I subscribe to the six meals a day plan.

I do not like to feel hungry. 

Why is this bothering you?

Its not bothering me i just have a bulge in my stomach and it just feels like I have all this excess food in there... I'm never hungry ever so.. it just feels like i'm full all the time even if i go all day without eating... but i eat cuz i know i have to

Do you have a regular daily BM?

BM?

Bowel Movement.... ahem... poop.

 

I have the same problem as you, I always feel full and and having the hardest time meeting my daily calorie needs because of it.

oh lol i try to atleast twice a day... if not usually once

I have a similar problem but I only have a BM once every 2-3 days. I just can't get it flowing even though I get like 200% of my daily fiber. Any suggestions?

200% of your daily fiber is 100% too much.

I'd suggest changing your diet around so that it has the same calories but comprised differently.  Cut back on some of the low-cal, high-bulk, high-fibre foods because they will be particularly filling, take a long time to digest and could cause bloating.  Eat more high-cal, low bulk foods to compensate.   And then eat less frequently.   For example, you can get 450 cals either from a decent-size sandwich or from 3oz of peanuts... the sandwich is more filling but, if you're not all that hungry, the peanuts would still provide you with the calories.

Chrissy, here's a few things that help me:

First thing in the morning I have a BIG (16oz) glass of warm water with a teaspoon of lemon juice.  I follow this with high fibre cereal or oatmeal but I don't sit down to eat.  I know this sounds crazy but standing or walking around seems to get things moving - like my body's waking up.  I know coffee's not the best thing for you but I find that half a cup of black coffee (or with a bit of milk) helps too. 

Ruffage is important.  I eat plenty of raw, crunchy, fibrous fruits and veggies i.e. carrots, celery, pineapple, apples throughout the day.  This sounds gross but I think of this stuff as a rake that pushes stuff through your body.

Watch for foods that affect you badly.  I cannot eat bananas, peanut butter or too much cheese.  Keep an eye on which foods slow you downEmbarassed.

Get back to basics. I stay away from processed foods and try to eat and cook as naturally as possible - fresh fruits and veggies, whole grain breads, simply-prepared chicken, meat and fish.

I hope some of this helps.  I know it can be pretty awful.  It took me a long time to figure out what works for me - I hope some of this might help you too.

Original Post by runyourlife:

Chrissy, here's a few things that help me:

First thing in the morning I have a BIG (16oz) glass of warm water with a teaspoon of lemon juice.  I follow this with high fibre cereal or oatmeal but I don't sit down to eat.  I know this sounds crazy but standing or walking around seems to get things moving - like my body's waking up.  I know coffee's not the best thing for you but I find that half a cup of black coffee (or with a bit of milk) helps too. 

Ruffage is important.  I eat plenty of raw, crunchy, fibrous fruits and veggies i.e. carrots, celery, pineapple, apples throughout the day.  This sounds gross but I think of this stuff as a rake that pushes stuff through your body.

Watch for foods that affect you badly.  I cannot eat bananas, peanut butter or too much cheese.  Keep an eye on which foods slow you downEmbarassed.

Get back to basics. I stay away from processed foods and try to eat and cook as naturally as possible - fresh fruits and veggies, whole grain breads, simply-prepared chicken, meat and fish.

I hope some of this helps.  I know it can be pretty awful.  It took me a long time to figure out what works for me - I hope some of this might help you too.

Thanks for the suggestions...i'll definitely be trying some of these things!!

I had that a couple days ago...what I did...I did a Master Cleanse for 2.5 days...it works...but because it's heaps easier...just fast till supper and then eat a sensible meal...it will get rid of that poochy feeling. Just did it and it works like a charm. And drink lots!

You might want to get it checked out by a doctor, in particular a gasteroenterologist (digestion doc). There are some conditions that can cause to feel like your food is not digesting and passing through to the small intestine.

If it all checks out fine, then you might make sure you are drinking adequate water, 64 oz or more a day. Drinking water helps in digestion. Warm water with lemon is particularly good. Stay away from gassy foods like broccoli and cabbage. I cannot eat cabbage at all. My digestive system will not digest it at all and makes me sick. Remember the cabbage soup diet? Yeah, bad news for me.

Hope this helps.

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