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Hunger pangs are your body saying : Time to burn fat

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TalkinPeace2 Fri 21-Dec-12 16:49:05

So for all those who have done well losing weight this autumn,
enjoy the seasonal meals, but if you are not hungry, don't graze
and the more active you can be when a teeny bit peckish
the more fab you will look in your party dresses.

have nearly convinced myself

Nah a pang means i need another tin of chocs

Jingleallthejay Fri 21-Dec-12 16:50:13

ave nearly convinced myself

id rather graze on junk tbh grin

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Fri 21-Dec-12 16:56:24

No, it's saying time to eat. If you ignore the feeling of hunger, your body will go into starvation mode and actually retain the fat.

Or am I missing the joke?

DingDongKethryverilyonHigh Fri 21-Dec-12 16:59:42

if you are, i am too Tee!

TalkinPeace2 Fri 21-Dec-12 17:12:01

"starvation mode" is a myth put about by the food industry.
Medically it does not actually kick in until you have gone without food for several days, several times in quick succession.

Not a joke.
SO many people moan about having put on too much weight over Christmas, because they are listening to the adverts, not their bodies.

If I'm hungry, I eat something. I'm uncomfortable with the idea that you shouldn't, tbh. It doesn't have to be an entire gateau, but if your body needs food, feed it.

Jingleallthejay Fri 21-Dec-12 17:18:02

I eat something. I'm uncomfortable with the idea that you shouldn't, tbh. It doesn't have to be an entire gateau, but if your body needs food, feed it.

^ ^ this im not saying I stuff myself to bursting but if i feel a pang of hunger i will have something, I lived with a mother who never ate much and would make fat comments about people she would see on tv or behind their backs, she still doesn't eat well and is like a splinter she says she forgets to eat hmm

Jingleallthejay Fri 21-Dec-12 17:18:53

oh and im not over weight i just eat when im hungry and if i want crisps i will have them <shrug>

TalkinPeace2 Fri 21-Dec-12 17:19:58

A pang of hunger will pass.
Unless you have no fat on you at all your body can call on other reserves for an hour or three till the next planned meal.
Jingle agreed, there are people who are too thin and clearly do not eat enough, but not many of them compared to the numbers who "wonder" how they put on weight over Christmas.

TrillsCarolsOutOfTune Fri 21-Dec-12 17:20:29

Listening to adverts, not their bodies?

Nope, they are listening to their bodies and their bodies say "hey look, food, that'll be tasty and full of useful calories" because your body is stupid and doesn't know that there are plenty more calories where those came from.

SantyClaws Fri 21-Dec-12 17:20:42

not eating when you are hungry and skipping meals is the fast track to a stomach ulcer

^ so said by doctor who fixed DH burst stomach ulcer after months of skipping breakfast and lunch before he had me to look after him

My hunger pangs are my bodies way of telling me I should order Dominios tonight...,

Dh at work dd in bed shortly it would be rude not too.


TeeElfOnTeeShelf Fri 21-Dec-12 17:21:43

No, it's not. Talk to a nutritionist some time.

If you don't answer your body's signals, and hunger is a signal, then you will get ill. You won't lose weight. You might even gain it as your body will grab onto any calorie you give it to make up for ignoring it's signals.

Just as pain should never be ignored, neither should hungry.

TrillsCarolsOutOfTune Fri 21-Dec-12 17:21:50

"You don't have to eat all the Quality Street just because they are there" is a perfectly reasonable thing to say, unfortunately you seem to have gone about it badly.

Jingleallthejay Fri 21-Dec-12 17:22:31

My hunger pangs are my bodies way of telling me I should order Dominios tonight...,

mmmm pizza

MirandaWest Fri 21-Dec-12 17:29:44

I am sitting next to a tin of quality street.

TrillsCarolsOutOfTune Fri 21-Dec-12 17:30:00

What you are feeling when you look at that tin of Quality Street is probably not hunger pangs

That would be a more reasonable statement

openerofjars Fri 21-Dec-12 17:32:05

Who died and made you Gillian McKeith?

TrillsCarolsOutOfTune Fri 21-Dec-12 17:33:18

I guess Gillian McKeith would ave to die in order for the slot to open up...

openerofjars Fri 21-Dec-12 17:35:33

Well yes, of course, but it sounded better in my head...

Fuck it, cake time.

MrsHoarder Fri 21-Dec-12 17:37:21

Chocolate cravings should possibly be ignored, hunger pangs when not being exposed to food via advertising shouldn't be.

Jingleallthejay Fri 21-Dec-12 17:37:40

did gillian Mckeith die grin

Tbh people who obsess about diets and food really get on my wick I know somebody who regularly goes on some sort of soup diet she is my height and weight, <shrug> food is to be enjoyed it is not torture , I am sick and tired of trying to get my mother to eat something she is frail and has stick legs and aching joints she is 61 but of course she is frail and un healthy , I grew up with diet bread in the house and bloody laxatives and slim fast although we were fed and fed well watching your mother fuss over food and diet is soul destroying,

sorry that ended up a rant

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Fri 21-Dec-12 17:40:36

I think we have close to the same mother Jay. I finally snapped at her when she started going on and on about how much my son was eating. My very tall, thin as a string bean son.

Hours after he'd had lunch (we'd gone to KFC as a treat) she turned to my step father and said 'You will not believe what this child ate at lunch!'

At which point I snapped 'Will you stop? I will not let you do to him what you did to me!'

Her mouth literally closed with a snap.

Jingleallthejay Fri 21-Dec-12 17:44:06

tee good for you there is no need for people to not eat and go on about what others do, my sister gets it from my mum she still lives at home and she says are you going to eat ALL that, we took mum for lunch yesterday and she did eat and says she enjoyed it , she had eaten the night before she lives off fags and coffee, she always puts on weight when she goes on holiday and comes back looking great but soon loses it again sad

Iggly Fri 21-Dec-12 17:44:53

You should eat little and often, not stuff yourself three times a day due to ignoring hunger pangs..

openerofjars Fri 21-Dec-12 18:11:24

Jingle I don't think so, but hey look, a baseless Internet rumour is born! <festive>

Tee, bloody good for you. Can't bear people commenting on food like that, it's like those saddos at the office who go on about being naughty if they so much as look at a picture of a piece of chocolate but them nick all the biscuits. It isn't healthy.

PuppyMonkey Fri 21-Dec-12 18:13:47

I've been doing that fasting two days malarkey and have been amazed at how easy it is to cure those hunger pangs just by having a big drink of water. Try it.

TeamBacon Fri 21-Dec-12 18:14:41


TalkinPeace2 Fri 21-Dec-12 18:18:44

wink PuppyMonkey ; fasted yesterday, tonight is wine and pizza.

PuppyMonkey Fri 21-Dec-12 18:20:40

Oh God yes never fast at the weekend, that way madness liesgrin

AdoraJingleBells Fri 21-Dec-12 18:30:29

I'm hungry. I'm going to eat something. Hope you don't mind OP

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Fri 21-Dec-12 19:04:22

Fasting is so bad for you.

TheCortanaThatStoleChristmas Fri 21-Dec-12 19:40:01

I think the opposite is true. Always listen to the hunger pangs. But if there is non, don't eat. If you're not hungry, don't have dinner because it's dinner time, wait until you're hungry and eat a meal that suits your hunger, whether that's a few crackers with cheese or a roast dinner.

Agree with the poster that said sometimes it's best to have a drink. I do this often as apparently the body can confuse hunger and thirst. If you're still hungry after the drink, dominos it is grin

I recently lost 7lb by refusing snacks when offered, cutting out fizzy drinks and only eating when hungry rather than "Oh it's tea time, best have tea." But everyone is different.

PiccadillyCervix Fri 21-Dec-12 19:42:14

This thread is weird.

<hands out pie>

Thanks to this thread I am now full of Dominos pizza and chicken kickers and cookies

Thank you Mumsnet and thank you £10 off voucher.

Forgot the grin

Expect my 1st January thread to be titled;

How did I get this fat!!!!

You may come and remind me.

LRDtheFeministDude Fri 21-Dec-12 19:53:32

Um ... this isn't the diet section?

RubyGates Fri 21-Dec-12 19:56:36

Hunger pangs are your body's way of telling you. you're hungry. D'uh.

Eat little and often. Enjoy what you eat and don't stuff yourself with endless empty calories and all will be well.

It's not rocket science is it?

OliviaPeaceOnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 21-Dec-12 19:57:57

We have moved this thread to our big/slim topic
Happy Christmas

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Fri 21-Dec-12 20:00:14

It is now, LRD. hmm

LRDtheFeministDude Fri 21-Dec-12 20:02:15

So I see.

Sorry, to explain - it's just, I am quite happily pigging out and the lecture spoils it for me a bit! I'm sure people who appreciate it will find it fine if it's in this section, but it's a bit party-pooper otherwise.

As you were.

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Fri 21-Dec-12 20:22:44

I wasn't disagreeing. The hmm was actually to the fact it had been moved, not that you said that. Sorry I wasn't clear!

This really isn't a diet thread. It's a misinformation about diet thread. So not sure why it was moved or who asked it to be!

There's a reason I have this section hidden...

FivesGoldNorks Fri 21-Dec-12 20:25:42

I agree, nothing bad will happen of you ignore hunger pangs but if you cut portion size and don't give in to every hunger pang you'll lose weight . I'm fairly sure starvation mode doesn't kickbin just if you miss lunch.

LRDtheFeministDude Fri 21-Dec-12 20:26:36

I asked for it to be moved. Sorry, but I did think it was a bit off to put in in Chat TBH.

I don't hide this section but I want to know when I'm going to be reading stuff that's pushing the 'feel shit about your body, women, for you are all too fat' rhetoric. I don't think the OP meant it that way and I get that it's 'motivational' but it's not 'chat'. It's about dieting and making people feel as if they should be dieting.

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Fri 21-Dec-12 20:28:48

Agree with you there LRD.

No, but if you miss lunch, you'll overeat at dinner.

Okay, that's the last bit from me. Enjoy your bad information and poor weight loss results.

FivesGoldNorks Fri 21-Dec-12 20:29:46

Tee I've lost over 5 stone doing just that

LRDtheFeministDude Fri 21-Dec-12 20:30:06

I take your point.

fedupofnamechanging Fri 21-Dec-12 22:10:42

I am reading this thread whilst eating Yule log. Oops! May have missed the point.

TalkinPeace2 Sat 22-Dec-12 13:14:59

I had posted this thread in Chat deliberately.

There are millions of people in the UK who do not recognise that they are overweight.
And that they are condemning themselves to an old age riddled with diabetes, heart disease and joint pain.
It is not self loathing to want to avoid that.

Olivia, please put it back, so that those who are in denial are reminded that lean is healthy.

TrillsCarolsOutOfTune Sat 22-Dec-12 13:26:38

If you want Olivia (or whoever is on duty right now) to see then you'll have to report your post as they won't necessarily be reading.

BsshBossh Sat 22-Dec-12 13:36:16

My hunger pangs are more often than not greed pangs ie I see cake and think I'm hungry for it. I'm trying to stick to three meals a day with a four hour gap between meals and eating crisps/chocolate/dessert with or as part of my main meal. Going 4-ish hours between meals (just like when I was growing up - we hardly ever snacked back then) has made me realise what real hunger feels like and gives my digestion a break.

TeamBacon Sat 22-Dec-12 14:07:21

Ugh.. the tone of this thread is a little patronising.

Thank you SO much for reminding me that lean is healthy.

LRDtheFeministDude Sat 22-Dec-12 17:14:33

talkin, there's a diet section for a reason.

I'm not 'in denial'. I just don't like the idea of making women feel shit about their bodies or making them feel as if they should be dieting. Your OP was not saying that lean is 'healthy' - it said that people who lost weight had done 'well'.

What about my mate who's anorexic, please?

What about me - I'm a perfectly healthy weight but feel bad about it because society tells me I should be a slim size 8 and I'm not.

I know you probably simply thought people who weren't overweight would ignore your thread instead of it making them feel a bit shit, but I don't think it works like that really. People who want to diet can go to the diet section. People who want to chat should be left in peace.

There are so many shitty, rude, demoralizing messages around in the media telling me already that I should diet (no matter what I weigh) and that I should feel 'fab' if I'm thin.

These messages are pretty damaging IMO. They do nothing to explain about healthy eating, and nor does your OP.

I get that you meant it well but please keep it to the diet section so I can avoid it if I want to.

Jingleallthejay Sat 22-Dec-12 17:19:49

why has this thread been moved to the diet section as people were dissaproving of the tone of the thread ,

LRDtheFeministDude Sat 22-Dec-12 17:21:49

I asked for it to be moved because it is about dieting. The OP addresses people who're losing weight. That's what it's about.

I have no issue with tone. Or with the thread existing. It's just, it happens to be about dieting.

Jingleallthejay Sat 22-Dec-12 17:22:36

You know I jumped a page when i was reading I have just read your post Lrd sorry smile

Jingleallthejay Sat 22-Dec-12 17:23:19

The OP addresses people who're losing weight. That's what it's about.

oh ok I just thought she was preaching and telling people how to eat.

LRDtheFeministDude Sat 22-Dec-12 17:27:38

Ah, sorry, I misunderstood jingle. Sorry!

PiccadillyCervix Sat 22-Dec-12 21:34:40

There are millions of people in the UK who do not recognise that they are overweight.And that they are condemning themselves to an old age riddled with diabetes, heart disease and joint pain.It is not self loathing to want to avoid that.

Olivia, please put it back, so that those who are in denial are reminded that lean is healthy.


Thanks Op for telling adults how they should live their life. And for pretending this is to do with health when you rOP made it clear it was about fitting in to a party dress.

No one needs your help. And telling people not to eat when they are hungry is wrong and ignorant. Please MNHQ do not move this back to chat, I don't even think it belongs in dieting. Does the OP not have a pro anna site she can be posting this sort of shit on?

TooImmatureMincePies Sun 23-Dec-12 15:58:30

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Jingleallthejay Sun 23-Dec-12 16:01:38

lean can mean extremely unhealthy tbh bone density is important to women later in life and if women are too lean then they will suffer but they can always looks back and think wow i looked fab in that dress

Asinine Sun 23-Dec-12 16:18:49

I find that when I'm hungry I enjoy my meals better. I'm hungry for about two hours before my meal and I don't think that's a problem. If the dcs are hungry near a meal they ask 'what's for dinner?' rather than asking for a snack.

BunFagFreddie Thu 27-Dec-12 20:23:34

That sounds like an eating disorder Tee and Jingle. My gran was like that. She cooked the most beautiful big family meals for all of us and you only ever saw her eat a couple of bites.

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