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How much do you eat at mealtimes?

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SoonToBeMrsB Tue 09-Dec-14 13:50:07

I need to stop snacking but I find that I just can't stretch between meals without a little pick-me-up. I've tried switching back to full fat yoghurt with breakfast, I've added olive oil and avocado to my lunchtime salads, I try to have boiled eggs with salad to bulk it out a bit, etc but I find that I'm ravenous between lunch and dinner. Everyone says to stop eating before I'm full but I keep hitting the biscuit tin for a quick hit because I'm just so hungry! I can't stop thinking about food sad

I just want to know how much people are eating at mealtimes to stop themselves snacking, and are you losing weight at a steady rate?

selmiller Wed 10-Dec-14 06:02:21

I was same person like you and I used to eat snacks mostly fast food with friends and also biscuits. But in result my weight was gaining and my cousin suggest me for diet food like fruits and all green vegetables, also I increase calorie burn by doing normal exercise. So instead of eating snacks I prefer fruits or fruit juice.

MicronesiaIsMyHome Wed 10-Dec-14 07:01:08

Are not eating any carbs? Perhaps you need to increase this a little.

SoonToBeMrsB Wed 10-Dec-14 10:20:57

I do eat carbs. I have jacket potatoes at lunch maybe once a week and I always have a small serving of potatoes/pasta/noodles with my dinner depending on what I'm having, plus porridge or Shredded Wheat at breakfast. I have no real reason to be so hungry, I sometimes wonder if it's just habit and my body is pretending to be hungry!

GrannyGoggles Wed 10-Dec-14 10:37:39

It's a long time between lunch and dinner. I find 3 dried apricots and a few almonds late afternoon works wonders. I also have a square of really good dark chocolate after lunch helps the cause too.

kaykayblue Mon 15-Dec-14 10:15:38

How much are you drinking? Drinking more water really does help with cutting hunger.

The other thing I guess would be how many calories are you cutting from your BMR? If you are cutting something like 700 calories, then it might be that it's just too much of a drop.

But if you are happy with both those things, then I'd recommend either:

* Actively bringing things to snack on in between meals which aren't biscuits. Cut up cucumber and carrots and whatever with a very small tub of hoummous (buy a big tub but just put some in an empty jam jar for work so you don't over do it). If you're going to snack then it might as well be on something healthy.

* Trying to get some more protein in your meals. Instead of eggs, add some chicken, or tuna, or whatever.

Blondie1984 Mon 15-Dec-14 22:31:14

Can you tell us what an average day is like for you food and drink wise?

toffeeboffin Wed 17-Dec-14 13:47:15

Ryvita and peanut butter, cottage cheese and apple sauce, hummus and crudites, boiled Eggs and Sliced Ham. Think protein and fruit and veg. Or home made lentil soup, if possible.

TalkinPeace Wed 17-Dec-14 17:29:18

I need to stop snacking but I find that I just can't stretch between meals without a little pick-me-up.
It's a long time between lunch and dinner.

If you feel hungry, drink a whole pint of water and wait 20 minutes.
Most hunger is actually thirst or boredom

Your body survives through the night without food
there is absolutely no reason why it cannot draw on the 10,000 calories across the back of your hips for a few hours during the day.

NOBODY needs to snack.
Snacking was invented by the food industry in the 1970s
It is not necessary

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