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Urge to eat more immediately after a meal?'

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Cushionwoman Mon 23-May-16 17:25:09

Does anyone else get this?

An overwhelming urge to 'keep going' after they've had a perfectly good sized and balanced meal?

I haven't succumbed so far, but it's weird.

Wolfiefan Mon 23-May-16 17:26:45

It takes time for the "full up" sensation to reach your brain!

madmother1 Mon 23-May-16 17:27:15

Yes!!!! I'm really trying to have nothing in the evening after my main meal. I'm finding herbal or green teas refreshing. But, I know what you mean. I could nibble for England and know I'm not really hungry. Try to clear a drawer out each night to keep yourself busy.

Cushionwoman Mon 23-May-16 17:29:40


ppeatfruit Mon 23-May-16 17:32:32

If you eat REALLY slowly you will fill up quicker! I do this and it works, if you forget then wait , have some water, and you get the full up sensation eventually!

Cushionwoman Mon 23-May-16 17:34:51

That could be an issue. Because I've been so looking forward to my next meal I absolutely whoof it down!

ppeatfruit Mon 23-May-16 17:38:04

So try not to get too hungry before meals maybe have some water and chewy nuts with an apple or something for a snack. Look at Paul Mackenna his way of eating would be good for you.

KittyKrap Mon 23-May-16 18:13:38

I did the Atkins years ago and it was the only time I didn't want to keep going. On Atkins I had steak and green beans with cheese sauce, I'd never finish it. Off Atkins I'd have carbs with it, scoff the lot and want to keep going. I find protein fills you more.

I'm probably talking shite mind!

ChipsandGuac Mon 23-May-16 18:16:04

I find eating slowly so boring! I just want to eat and get on with something else. I have to force myself to so I don't overeat.

ppeatfruit Tue 24-May-16 11:28:30

If you have 'proper' food ; like rye bread and fresh apples etc. that needs to be chewed, and if you don't get too hungry before a meal, then you can't sling it down your throat like crisps and cakes etc.

Joystir Fri 27-May-16 22:57:01

I just want to graze and graze. My weight has yoyo'd all ny life (I'm 58)

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