Weight Loss/Snacking


  • Feb 08, 2013 10:28 PM GMT
    I really need to help to get this whole eating situation under control. I just feel hungry all the time and I will eat breakfast (I never really have time to eat breakfast so it is usually cereal or whatever), I have my lunch, but when I get home I am just so hungry that my body goes into starvation mode. I am just seeing if anyone has any diet plans, snacks that you can eat to keep you full or any supplements you can take that can help you stay full or help promote natural weight less (I tried Zenedrine and it almost gave me a heart attack). Plus snacking is another big problem of mine because of my weird eating schedule, so if anyone has an tips for not snacking or even healthy taking, those would be much appreciated icon_smile.gif

    Thank you guys so much and I hope someone can help me out because I am only 23 and I don't want to let myself go at such a young age because I don't know how to eat properly. GRACIAS!

    Un abrazo

    Mateo
  • gwuinsf

    Posts: 525

    Feb 08, 2013 11:21 PM GMT
    Don't start the day off with cereal. Eat a breakfast higher in protein and fat. The cereal is pure carbs, causing an insulin spike. Once all that sugar gets pulled out of your blood, you go hungry again.

    That level of severe hunger sounds to me like you have insulin sensitivity. What else are you eating during the day? I bet it's a lot of breads and sugars. Try taking the fast digesting carbs out of your diet.
  • kiwi_nomad

    Posts: 316

    Feb 09, 2013 3:51 AM GMT
    I'm much the same I can't help but snack through my working day, it doesn't help that I often get bored as shit at work and they have a bottomless cookie jar and free coffee machine in the lunch room.

    I agree with the above you really need to get your breakfasts down in order to set you up for the rest of the day. Ideally it should be one of your largest meals of the day!

    If I'm not time poor I will make an omelette of some kind (three eggs, two without their yolks) with a filling usually consisting of some sliced up shaved ham or cooked bacon, mushrooms, asparagus, spring onions/shallots, thinly sliced capsicums etc. If I'm feeling adventurous I will add a bit of chili and sometimes peanut butter to give it a spicy satay flavor.

    If I'm running out of time I will just cook some oatmeal in the microwave and top it with unsweetened yoghurt and some pre-thawed frozen berries and sprinkle with some walnuts on top. If it's not sweet enough add some natural artificial sweetener to the mix.

    One snack food I will often make to have during morning or afternoon breaks is a simple tasty frittata/quiche thing. I basically just throw some bacon, ham, sliced leek, spring onion/shallots, pine nuts, baby spinach or rocket leaves, mushroom and some spices into a pan and fry until bacon is starting to brown, then chuck it into an oven proof dish and then crack about 5-7 eggs (some without yokes) on top depending how big of the bacon mixture you've made and finally top with sliced tomato, feta cheese (sometimes I use blue vein cheese but find it melts too quickly and makes it greasy but gives it an AMAZING taste) and some fresh chopped coriander leaves and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Throw it in the oven at 370-400deg for about 20 mins or until golden on the top.

    Other things I snack on are sliced up celery, carrot or cucumber sticks dipped in horseradish or peanut butter, or some other low fat low and/or low carb dip.

    My lunches or dinners mostly consists of some kind of meat or fish accompanied with veges or salad. I often make large batches of things and freeze portions for the remainder of the weeks, like I would make a chicken curry or lamb stew in a crockpot etc.

    I try and avoid things like white rice, pasta and bread as much as I can but I definitely don't go without carbs - my intake of coffee with sugar or the occasional cookie at work is my 'junk food', along with the occasional burger or other eating out meal with friends.

    Definitely try to keep more active too, go for a run or do some more cardio at the gym if you want to lose some of the belly flubber more quickly in conjunction with eating better.
  • mybud

    Posts: 11838

    Feb 09, 2013 4:03 AM GMT
    Try snacking high protein snacks like beef jerky,nuts,cottage cheese.Grill up some chicken breast,spice them up well..keep in refrig..when hunger hits partake...Stay away from cookies,bread,candy.....Sometimes we mistake hunger for hydration...Drink a tall glass of water when hunger hits...wait about 15 minutes..if your still hungry..snack on your protein snackage...All the best.
  • MidwesternKid

    Posts: 1167

    Feb 09, 2013 6:04 AM GMT
    I had to learn to discern hunger from craving. I crave food all the damn time. I love food. It is the quickest way to my heart. (This is the part where you all take notes and decide where you are taking me to dinner.)

    Get in the habit of snacking on something healthy. My favorite snacks are unsalted, unroasted nuts and fruit.

  • Feb 10, 2013 5:32 PM GMT
    Thank you guys so much for your advice guys icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 10, 2013 11:24 PM GMT
    mybud saidTry snacking high protein snacks like beef jerky,nuts,cottage cheese.Grill up some chicken breast,spice them up well..keep in refrig..when hunger hits partake...Stay away from cookies,bread,candy.....Sometimes we mistake hunger for hydration...Drink a tall glass of water when hunger hits...wait about 15 minutes..if your still hungry..snack on your protein snackage...All the best.


    I was pretty much going to say exactly this. High protein snacks fill you up very fast and wean you off sugar addiction too.