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November 16, 2011 2:17 PM
I know I don't get enough fruits and vegetables in my diet, but whenever I make an effort to include them I feel like I am starving! About 10 minutes after eating any sort of fruit or vegetables, my stomach starts rumbling and I get intense hunger pangs. The only thing that will make it stop is some sort of carb or a big protein serving. This is actually causing me to consume more calories than intended.

Any ideas?
  5078525
November 16, 2011 2:19 PM
bump -me too!
  10031207
November 16, 2011 2:20 PM
im the same! it fills me up at the time but then about an hr later im hungry again :/ it sucks doesnt it!
  3437346
November 16, 2011 2:20 PM
Are you eating them alone or part of a larger meal?
November 16, 2011 2:20 PM
Hard to say exactly but different foods will digest at different rates in the stomach. One easy way to make the same meal go further is to liquidise it into a soup which will take longer to leave your stomach than the food on its own.

Rich
  11562016
November 16, 2011 2:20 PM
Lack of calories.
November 16, 2011 2:23 PM
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Hard to say exactly but different foods will digest at different rates in the stomach. One easy way to make the same meal go further is to liquidise it into a soup which will take longer to leave your stomach than the food on its own.

Rich


Nice...didn't realise this but often feel fuller on soup anyways and love the mingling of the tastes!
  11209065
November 16, 2011 2:25 PM
When I try to quell my middle morning/ middle afternoon hunger with fruits such as apples, banana or any kind "sweet tasting", it turn out as increased hunger or appetite.

I'm not sure but based on my own experience I could give these explanation. not enough fibers: why don't you try with oranges or grapefruits? more fibers and not too sweet grapefruits make me run until next meal. Don't trust apples=healthy and diet assumption :) grapefruits are my current addiction !
November 16, 2011 2:25 PM
Most fruit and (even vegetables) have been bred to be sweetier and tastier (apples are a great example) so could be the sugar content if your body is not used to the influx. Might try having fruit with some fat/protein to give your body some options other than the sugar/fiber.
  9289469
November 16, 2011 2:27 PM
make sure you eat carbs with protein that helps me!
November 16, 2011 2:53 PM
DRINK A LOT OF WATER!! .... If you just ate something and are hungry shortly after, you're probably confusing thirst with hunger. That's worked for me ... I'm 148lbs 5'4'' and I drink about 3 liters of water or more.

Try that? Good Luck
  10755405
November 16, 2011 2:54 PM
QUOTE:

DRINK A LOT OF WATER!! .... If you just ate something and are hungry shortly after, you're probably confusing thirst with hunger. That's worked for me ... I'm 148lbs 5'4'' and I drink about 3 liters of water or more.

Try that? Good Luck


Also try eating slow carb foods .... like LENTILS and BEANS in the AM and Lunch. I try and do that and it keeps me fuller longer!
  10755405
November 17, 2011 5:06 AM
I drink a TON of water every day, so I know thirst is not an issue. I may only log 8 cups in my diary, but my intake is probably closer to 20-30 cups. I love water and don't drink much of anything else.

I know that an unusual sugar spike isn't the issue either, as I eat things containing sugar on a regular basis because I don't like artificial sweeteners. An average day for me will include 50-100 grams of sugar in the form of yogurts, sweetened oatmeal, and (ugh) halloween candy.

I may try the suggestion of combining the fruits with a carb or protein, but I think in most cases I'd rather just skip the fruit and eat a carb or protein as the snack instead.

Thanks for the input.
  5078525
November 17, 2011 5:12 AM
try switching the fruit you eat... i know that when I eat apples I'll feel hungry shortly after but if I eat a bananna I'll be ok!
  11509023
November 17, 2011 9:57 AM
An apple usually satisfies me. However, I can eat banana after banana and still be hungry. My solution is to eat my banana followed by a few almonds or in almond milk and some granola. The almond milk and granola will add more calories, though.
September 13, 2014 8:22 AM
I have the same problem! And I think THIS IS WHY!!!
I haven't tried the antacid yet, but I think I will! And maybe a colon cleanse before you begin eating more healthfully would be useful. I will check back with my success or any solutions to this, as it is a real problem for my healthy eating plan!:)smooched
September 13, 2014 8:29 AM
This happens to me with apples if I don't have some fat with them. So I eat apples with sunbutter or almond butter.
September 13, 2014 8:32 AM
Err this thread is 3 years old and being spammed.
Edited by _Zardoz_ On September 13, 2014 8:33 AM
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September 13, 2014 8:38 AM
I have always had to eat a few almonds, or a small piece of cheese when I eat fruit as a snack. If I don't I will get the shakes like low blood sugar. I have been tested and there aren't any problems. I have just always done this. Yuck!!!
  2037999
September 13, 2014 8:42 AM
because they are very low in calorie.I don't find them filling either
September 13, 2014 8:43 AM
Protein, carbs and fat. Eat all three in a meal and you will feel full. Fruit and veggies is just all carbs. Protein and fat together are the most satiating. Add some carbs and you have a thanksgiving belly.
September 13, 2014 8:48 AM
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Err this thread is 3 years old and being spammed.


wow, I didn't notice that until you point it out
September 13, 2014 9:48 AM
I always fall for that crap. I need to start looking at dates.
September 13, 2014 10:52 AM
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I always fall for that crap. I need to start looking at dates.


same here

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