CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories

Lounge
Community 


hungry after eating vegetarian food

I can't figure it out every Monday before I go to meditation I eat a well balanced vegetarian meal. I have tried increasing my portion, or increasing my water intake, and adding fruit, but nothing is working, I am still hungry!

Wed. May 17, 12:53pm

Add comment  
add either some good healthy fat (olive oil perhaps?) or bit the bullet and eat protien. Personally, I feel sluggish, hungry, and cranky if I don't get enough animal protein in my diet.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 12:55 PM

Add comment
you don't have to add animal protein to make a meal satisfying or filling. Perhaps you just aren't eating enough? Or add some protein-but if you are trying to go vegetarian for this meditation I suggest quickly cooking up some tofu to veggies and rice or make a salad w/ some nuts and cheese in it. And don't forget beans!!!! hummus is great too!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 1:04 PM

Add comment
I find that hitting the protein hard in the morning is key for me. Try a tofu scramble for breakfast, maybe? It works for me.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 1:15 PM

Add comment
Thick, whole grains help also. A cup of 5-grain oatmeal in the morning, with a piece of fruit and maybe some veggie sausages, keeps me full until noon.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 4:47 PM

Add comment
hope I got this right, I usually use olive oil in my salads with vinegar and fine herbs as a dressing, my protein source is usually beans since I am lactose intolerant and may be soy intolerant as well. Would it make sense to eat half my meal before going to meditation and the other half after?

Thursday, May 18, 2006, 8:51 AM

Add comment
If you are actually hungry before and after, then go ahead split up your meal.

Thursday, May 18, 2006, 8:53 AM

Add comment
how do you stay awake if you've just eaten? Usually, I meditate on an empty stomach or after three/four hours after I've eaten. I've been a lifelong vegetarian (well, barring a few months) and am never hungry, unless I've eaten pretty much only salads and stuff like that.

Thursday, May 18, 2006, 9:54 AM

Add comment
how about adding 1/4 - 1/2 cup cooked brown rice or quinoa to your meal? delicious, simple, nutricious and filling!

Thursday, May 18, 2006, 10:10 AM

Add comment
You may need more dense proteins and fats.
Try adding nuts and more healthy oils. I know you can get almond based cheeses - I've tried them. Tofu is such a low fat food that this may not sustain you, or you may need to eat a lot more of it.

I have this same problem with vegetarian eating, so after years of mostly vegetarianism, I now eat some meat, but I'm not suggesting you do that.

Friday, May 19, 2006, 5:05 AM

Add comment
I guess I will have to buk up my meal and divide it but I can't meditate if I am hungry since all I will think of is how hungry I am. Also maybe I was not eatting enough during the day.

Friday, May 19, 2006, 8:06 AM

Add comment

Next: Click Here For Recipes That Help You Lose Weight
New: The PEERtrainer Cheat System
The PEERtrainer Cheat System is a new, simple to follow system for eating. The objective is to help guide you towards a way of eating that will make it easier to lose weight, give you more energy and help you feel better. It is free, easy to follow, and a little unusual and controversial. Most of all it is working. This link will take you to a blog post where you can download a FREE copy of the Cheat System Diet Cookbook! The Cheat System has also been turned into a major book to be published May 6th, 2014. According to Srini Pillay, MD, Harvard Medical School: "It works in a real way with how human psychology works...I love that it relates closely to how the brain likes to function... without crazy effort and with significant short-term gains."
Here is a preview of the cover:

Cheatcover

You can get started on the system for free by clicking on this banner:

peertrainer cheat system

"Gives you the template to lose weight without sending your hormones in a disastrous death spiral."

-Sara Gottfried, MD, NY Times Best Selling Author

"The Cheat System Diet is brilliant! Jackie Wicks understands how the brain works, and how habits are developed in the real world."

--Steven Masley, MD, Assistant Professor University South Florida

 






Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

weight loss coaching


New Services and Offerings From PEERtrainer:

1) How To Achieve Sustainable Weight Loss This is a new 12 week program that helps you solve the mental blockages that are prevent many from sustainable weight loss. The most interesting thing about the program is what participants are saying and you can click on the link to read them.

2) Tip Of The Day Weight Loss Coaching Program-- This is a daily email program that helps to reinforce fundamentals as well as gives you practical tips each day. We are getting GREAT feedback from subscribers.

3) What Are Your Odds Of Losing Weight?-- Take the PEERtrainer Coaching Quiz Now!

4) Tip Of The Day Blog-- We update this each day with responses to specific questions from our coaching subscribers and customer.

5) New Diet and Weight Loss Content-- We have launched a new diet section that organizes the growing amount of content on the site. When you click in the most important areas are highlighted.









Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight

 

How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources

Fitness

Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner

 

Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
 

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
 

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge






PEERtrainer Is A Free and Powerful Online System For
Weight Loss Support

Click Here To Learn More and Join!