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feeling hungry constantly

Ever since I started weight watchers I have felt hungry pretty much all the time. I am in range of my points, so it is working, but I am totally starving. Is this the deal?

Wed. Aug 22, 5:03pm

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Yes. 1000 calories doesn't cut it, right? I was starving all the time when I did it.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 5:05 PM

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Stay with it! Feeling hungry is not "the deal" forever -- in a couple of months your body will readjust your appetite to the new, healthy level. If this _doesn't_ happen you should check with your doctor.

Good job getting started -- put in a good few weeks now, and it just gets easier!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 5:07 PM

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Our bodies also sometimes confuse thirst with hunger... are you getting enough water?
I agree with the last poster too, if you are used to over-eating staying within point range will be hard at first. Stick with it, it gets easier I promise!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 5:16 PM

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I swear I had withdrawal when I first started counting calories and staying within my range. I was hungry all the time! Oh how I wanted to eat! But, just as the pp said, those feelings diminished and for me it was only a matter of weeks (if that) not months. I found when I made good meal/snack choices (made sure to include protein each time) then my hunger was minimal. By sticking to it and pushing through those "I wanna eat!!!" moments I was able to lose all my weight and I'm now in maintenance :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 5:20 PM

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I just want to agree with the above posters so you don't think it's only a couple of people. At the beginning I was soooo hungry all the time, I actually thought I would die of hunger, but guarenteed you won't. Now I am satisfied with much less food than I ever thought was possible, and the weight is coming off! Stick with it, it's worth it!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 5:52 PM

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