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Not satisfied during the day

During the day I find myself getting hungry even though I may eat small snacks. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to eat to curb the hunger?

Wed. May 25, 3:38pm

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Are you eating a sufficiant amount of protein? Protein holds you over longer between meals than carbs. I eat lowfat cottage cheese as a snack and I always make sure I have either turkey, chicken, tuna or salmon at lunch.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 5:36 PM

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Make sure you're eating a high fiber, high protein breakfast too. The more you eat in the begging of the day, the less you'll eat later. Good options are: oatmeal, fresh fruit, toast (multi-grain bread) with natural peanut butter, cereal, a glass of milk or juice, eggs (hard boiled is best), or even a protein shake.

Enjoy your breakfast!

Thursday, May 26, 2005, 10:28 AM

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How come hard boiled eggs are better? I love them so it works for me, but I was just wondering. Thanks!


Thursday, May 26, 2005, 10:30 AM

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Hard boiled or poached, just cause there's no other preparation calories or fat involved.

Thursday, May 26, 2005, 10:54 AM

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Bananas are my lifesaver. I have every day, usually around 3pm. They really fill me up until dinner time. It's seems to help if I eat it slowly too, and not just gobble it down. Sometimes if I want a special treat, I put a little (just a little) Hershey's chocolate syrup on it...It's like having a banana split without the guilt of ice cream/whip creamed. Delicious!
Bananas are excellent sources of potassium (good for your brain, and stops leg cramps).

Thursday, May 26, 2005, 5:33 PM

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If you prepare eggs any other way, you have to add cooking oil. Even if it's extra virgin olive oil or something like that, it still adds fat/calories.

I read this somewhere, I'm not 100% it's true, but when you boil an egg it also soaks up water, so it's fills you up more because of the water content.

Friday, May 27, 2005, 8:04 AM

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boiling eggs

The eggshell is a semipermeable membrane so that's possible but I would suspect its VERY minimal. Whats more likely tho is that it takes the body longer to breakdown a hardboiled egg than scrambled eggs.

Friday, May 27, 2005, 10:19 AM

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helps me, i usually get hungry soon after lunch but that holds me till the next day actually.

Friday, May 27, 2005, 12:38 PM

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Grape Nuts for b'fast or snack

You will not believe how true those old commercials are - you really don't get hungry for a LONG time. The ease of eating cereal from box, plus lots of satisfying crunching (I feel like that is half the battle!), sustained energy, and good nutrition. Just be careful to eat the portion size of 1/2 cup (PLENTY, really) - it never looks like much in the bowl, so I eat out of smaller bowls and add some fruit like banana or strawberries. Good luck!

Saturday, May 28, 2005, 9:54 AM

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My new trick is eating my "treat" foods for breakfast. For example, this morning I had a little ice cream. I love it, and figured why not enjoy it in the morning and burn it off during the day.

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 5:01 PM

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