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I'm ALWAYS hungry.

I can eat a meal fit for two and then an hour later be ready for more. Does anyone have any tricks on eating foods that keep you full longer? Or Something small that i can eat inbetween meals to get me through?

Tue. May 15, 11:34am

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I'm ALWAYS hungry

I would suggest increasing your water consumption. Drx have reported that hungry signals in the brain can actually be confused with being thristy. Wait 20 mins and if you are certainly hungry, have a piece of fruit that contains water and it should help you fill full and satisfied.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 11:46 AM

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I have to agree, water, water and more water and if you are not a big water drinker you can try hot tea ( decaff) and or crystal light!

Also you can snack during the day-fruits, carrots, pretzels and then you may not feel 'deprived'!

Hope this helps!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 11:52 AM

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I definitely think it could be what you are eating for the meal as well. If you are eating a lot of empty calorie foods...high in sugar and carbs vs high fiber whole grains and vegetables that can also make a difference. I totally agree with everyone else as well about drinking a lot more water.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 12:09 PM

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Make sure your meal has fat, protein and fiber. Eating a 2-person serving of spaghetti w/ marinara will make you hungry 2 hours later; eating 4oz beef with a bunch of green veggies will keep you full for hours.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 1:14 PM

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I would also stay away from foods that have a high sugar content or those that are likely to cause you blood sugar levels to spike, that can trigger hunger and also cause you to crave more of the same foods high in sugar and carbs, but don't provide you with the nutrients you need. I would also suggest taking a Fber supplement like Fibersure or Benefiber 3 times a day. You can dissolve it in you drinks or put it in your food. The fiber will help you fill up faster and stay full longer. Each serving had 5 grams of fiber. Then add more fiber to your diet through high fiber foods.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 1:19 PM

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More veg, more fruit, more beans, more fiber.
And if you need to snack, make it veg, fruit or beans. Lots of nutrients per calorie, few calories per weight/volume/satiety.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 4:03 PM

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my new tricks

I have found a few ways to stop my eatting between meals. I think its okey to eat a small snack either befor lunch or after lunch, somethig that will hold you over befor lunch or dinner. I have also stoped eatting after dinner. When ever i start to feel hungry i drink a water. If i dont want a water, i eat an ice cube. It gives you that feeling as if you were eatting something but its just frosen water. If that dusn't help try brushing your teeth. It gets your mind off of the ffod and gives you a fresh tast.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 6:55 PM

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I recently discovered flavored water. It has no calories. It's sweetened with splenda.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 7:30 PM

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I chew sugar free gum because for me it is more of just wanting to taste something

Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 3:57 AM

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Eat slower. If you are eating too fast you won't taste the food, feel unsatisfied and then go back for more. Eat mindfully and slowly and you'd be surprised at how quickly you fill up.

Water never works for me. It just makes me go to the bathroom. Make sure each of your meals contain at least 5 grams of fiber and limit high sugar foods.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 8:25 AM

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