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January 23, 2012 5:38 PM
I've found myself lately to feel like I have a black hole in my stomach. Maybe I'm not eating foods that are filling but I usually eat within on calorie range of 1200. Sometimes I go over. What can I eat to satisfy my appetite guys?
January 23, 2012 5:40 PM
What are you eating for protein?
January 23, 2012 5:42 PM
I'm finding certain things help a lot...pears have been great for me...but also apples and bananas. They keep me full for awhile. Also hard boiled eggs.
January 23, 2012 5:44 PM
Try protein (I like Monster Milk Vanilla Creme) use cold water and a mixer to really fluff it up. Also Apple Pectin fiber supplement is an appetite suppressor. Of course, drink water. A lot of water. If you are doing weight training, it does make you more hungry
January 23, 2012 5:45 PM
I am basically eating the same foods I always ate. Just keeping better track of my caloric intake.
  14733344
January 23, 2012 5:48 PM
some of those high protein bars like atkins can be really filling and low calorie. Another trick aside from eating protein snacks like almond or bars, drinking a lot of water helps. Your brain has a hard time deciphering hunger from thirst if you're dehydrated.
January 23, 2012 5:51 PM
tuna is cheap and high in protein...I like it on a salad with red wine vinegar!
  13337536
January 23, 2012 5:52 PM
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What are you eating for protein?


Usually I drink a protein shake for breakfast and some fruit but I haven't drank any lately. Maybe I need to get back on that.
January 23, 2012 5:52 PM
steel cut oatmeal...I love it and it fills me up and lasts for a long time.
  4572171
January 23, 2012 5:55 PM
QUOTE:

some of those high protein bars like atkins can be really filling and low calorie. Another trick aside from eating protein snacks like almond or bars, drinking a lot of water helps. Your brain has a hard time deciphering hunger from thirst if you're dehydrated.


Ah yes I seem to not be getting enough water lately. It fills me up so quickly, than I'm afraid I'm not eating right or enough.
January 23, 2012 5:55 PM
The morning protein shake really does it for me. I just started them and that totally satisfy my appetite for hours!
January 23, 2012 5:56 PM
Taking a quick glance at your diary, and by no means am I food expert, you need to drink more water. It doesn't look likes you are getting near enough.
  12969496
January 23, 2012 5:56 PM
Do you mean for a snack or as a meal? For meals, I'd say make sure you're getting enough protein, along with good carbs, like whole wheat breads, etc, and a little fat. The protein and fiber will fill you up, and keep you full, longer.

For snacks, I like frozen raw almonds and some fruit. Even a HB egg and fruit.

Sometimes, Teddy the Tapeworm decides to show up, and I never seem to feel full.
January 23, 2012 5:58 PM
I eat baby carrot sticks for a snack when I need it. The crunch simulates a chip for me, and at 35 calories a serving, it is perfect to nom on to keep your belly happy. It's what works for me anyway!
January 23, 2012 5:59 PM
Starting off the day with an egg beaters omelet with mushroom/spinach or lean meat really helps fill me up. Make sure to have protein snacks, like light mozzarella sticks, too.
January 23, 2012 5:59 PM
oatmeal and greek yogurt (plain, i add my own honey and fruit)
January 23, 2012 6:00 PM
Foods that are high in fiber or protein are great. If I eat greek yogurt with granola for breakfast I'll be satisfied for hours. And drink water! A lot of times when you think you're hungry, you're really just thirsty.
January 23, 2012 6:03 PM
I get hungry a lot too... but instead of eating a lot of calories at each meal, I spread them out and eat snacks every couple hours (like apples, bananas, string cheese, granola bars... etc). Plus I work out at least an hour everyday to earn extra calories. I eat a lot of protein too!! I am losing weight very quickly as I have lost 8.6 pounds in 2 weeks... So I guess its so far working for me, everyone is different, so just try some different stuff and see what works for you! :)
  5681182
January 23, 2012 6:13 PM
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Taking a quick glance at your diary, and by no means am I food expert, you need to drink more water. It doesn't look likes you are getting near enough.


Yeah Lately it feels like I'm forcing myself to drink water. Don't know what's up with that but I'm trying to drink it with every meal now.
January 23, 2012 7:45 PM
I'm on a medically supervised 1000 calorie diet, due to the fact that my resting metabolic rate as measured by indirect calorimetry (not just the MFP equations), so I feel your pain. My satiety is definitely tied more to mechanical stretch (i.e., eating high volume food) more so to than biochemical (i.e., proteins vs. carbs). I suspect the same may be the case for you.

So the key is to pretty much really focus on the standard nutrition recs of getting as full as possible on fruits and veggies.
So prioritize your intake as follows:
1) high volume, low calorie foods: Fresh fruits and non-starchy veggies (leafy greens, etc.)
2) lean protein: beans, low-fat dairy, lean meat
3) Fiber: whole grain breads/pasta, brown rice
4) Healthy fats: dairy, olive oil, avocados

Everything else.
January 23, 2012 7:50 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

some of those high protein bars like atkins can be really filling and low calorie. Another trick aside from eating protein snacks like almond or bars, drinking a lot of water helps. Your brain has a hard time deciphering hunger from thirst if you're dehydrated.


Ah yes I seem to not be getting enough water lately. It fills me up so quickly, than I'm afraid I'm not eating right or enough.


I'm not the best at keeping up with my water intake, especially in cold weather, but I find I drink more if I use a water bottle or covered cup with a straw. I seem to sip more frequently and constantly. The larger the water bottle, the better so you don't have to go for too many refills. Like if you get a good 32 oz Big Gulp cup (don't actually drink the sugary drink) from a convenience store, you'll only need to fill it twice each day (AM before school/work and mid-afternoon/early evening)--something about sipping from the straw makes it more mindless.
Edited by DrNicoleRed On January 23, 2012 8:13 PM
January 23, 2012 7:51 PM
Salad, with a light dressing, you can eat buckets of it and stay in your calories...........toss some chicken on there........protein is your friend
  8660665
January 23, 2012 7:51 PM
Here's a filling breakfast:

fruit smoothie with 1/2 each of frozen raspberries, nonfat yogurt, and Trop50 apple juice. (Use 1 c. of each if you want two servings)

or, 1 c. blueberries, one banana and 1/2 cup of pineapple juice. It's very filling.

With the smoothie, I also eat a light multigrain English muffin with a little cheese and a poached egg.

It's a big breakfast but eas and keeps me full for a long time.
  5132205
January 23, 2012 8:01 PM
If you find yourself being hungry a lot you may need to increase your calories.
  2469411
January 23, 2012 8:03 PM
Increase your protein and maybe your fat.
Eat fibrous veggies like broccoli.

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