Losing weight without feeling hungry.

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    May 19, 2009 11:31 AM GMT
    Whenever I've lost weight, I've just accepted being hungry as part of the deal.

    My friend recently told me that he never feels hungry when he diets.

    Does this mean I'm doing something wrong, or is he lying?
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    May 19, 2009 12:32 PM GMT
    Depends, really. Breaking up meals into smaller portions and eating more often can help curb hunger, but it can also sometimes mean you are eating when you are not hungry. Higher fiber and protein meals can make you feel fuller longer as well.
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    May 19, 2009 12:41 PM GMT
    Your friend could be telling you the truth. Ketosis will suppress appetite. When I was in school, the university endocrinologists specializing in weight loss would try to get the patients ketotic. Once ketosis set in, appetite would be suppressed and weight loss would accelerate. As a student, part of our scut work was to dip stick the urine for ketonesicon_lol.gif Remember this was in the 1970s and 80s. A lot has changed since then. The Adkins diet still is based on inducing ketosis. Ketosis has fallen out of favor as a weight loss tool because of health risks and the sick feeling you get. Ketosis occurs when carbs are restricted.

    Here is a link to a better way to suppress appetite when dieting
    http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=84098
    It is a high water, high fiber and lean protein diet
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    May 19, 2009 4:22 PM GMT
    Lost_And_Found saidWhenever I've lost weight, I've just accepted being hungry as part of the deal.

    My friend recently told me that he never feels hungry when he diets.

    Does this mean I'm doing something wrong, or is he lying?


    You're fucking up.

    You should never feel hungry on a proper diet. Breakfast like a king, dinner like a prince, and supper like a pauper. Small meals often.

    You should never feel stuffed, and you should never feel hungry.

    You MUST make sure you eat enough to keep your activity level up and that you don't burn off muscle and that you don't train your body to become a fat-storing machine via metabolic deactivation.

    More often than not, to get leaner, I'll bring both my activity level AND my calories UP.
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    May 19, 2009 4:37 PM GMT
    I think people who are dieting that arent feeling hungry have stomachs that are used to the way they are dieting or that they are simply eating high-fiber and high-protein meals.
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    May 19, 2009 6:21 PM GMT
    I'd have to disagree with Chucky on this one. If you're used to eating one way, and you change, you'll feel hungry at first as your system changes and gets used to your new patterns. This will go away, but you really have to get over that hump and understand that for the first bit of time, you will feel hungry and that's okay. It will change.
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    May 19, 2009 6:50 PM GMT
    Lost_And_Found saidWhenever I've lost weight, I've just accepted being hungry as part of the deal.

    My friend recently told me that he never feels hungry when he diets.

    Does this mean I'm doing something wrong, or is he lying?




    You need to eat baby meals every 2-to-3 hours. Some fruit here, nuts there, protein sandwhich, small portions of chicken, turkey, fish, or beef and just make sure you never let yourself get hungry so you don't over eat. Keeping the portions small is the key. I try to have around 6 mini meals over the course of the 15 hours I am usually up and around. Believe me when I tell you, Mate, it works
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    May 19, 2009 10:53 PM GMT
    There's only so much fibre a man can take ;)

    I never feel very hungry if I'm trying to lose weight, but I have accepted some hunger as inevitable.

    Perhaps I was wrong... I like the idea of putting up cals and activity, because I normally decrease cals and increase activity.

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    Jun 02, 2009 10:16 PM GMT
    Like always, chucky is right.

    Are you eating frequently through out the day? You should be eating every two to three hours. Portion sizes are different for everyone. For me they are usually about 300-350 calories with about 25-30 grams of protein and 30-35 grams of complex carbohydrates.