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Fighting Hunger

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Today I worked hard doing Zumba and Yoga Meltdown. I was very proud of myself finishing Yoga Meltdown. It was very hard. I tried every exercise one time. I figured I can do everyday and add one more till I can do it all. However, I was very hungry for the rest of the day. I over ate. I hate the feeling of being hungry. I tried to keep busy, but food is always on my mind. It is becoming a problem, because no matter how hard I work out. I eat double. I feel this way everyday. Let me tell you a little story! I tried going to a doctor to help me stop my hunger. He gave me a appetite suppressant . He gave me a strong dose but it did not work. I even tried over the counter appetite suppressant none of them worked. I finally stopped trying to control my appetite. I hate feeling hungry! emoticon
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  • OOLALA53
    There is a big difference between urges to eat and real hunger, but you probably knew that. It's a mistake to avoid real hunger. It guides us to when we really need food and makes simple food taste delicious. It is okay to be hungry for about an hour before it's time to eat. If a person tries to eat often to avoid hunger, it often backfires. I have found over the last 16 months that eating more at my meals but spreading them out has helped. I didn't give myself the option of eating in between and after awhile, I felt less and less hunger between meals! But I wasm't afraid to eat full meals. My first purpose was to make eating orderly and less random. Many binge eaters and compulsive eaters say they have no felt hunger for years and feel like they never get enough. Food thoughts plague me much less now. I don't mean to discourage you, but if you are eating good meals and feeling "hungry" two hours later, that is not hunger, and it is not helpful to try to cover those feelings with any food, even low calorie food. Life without feeling like you have to have access to food all the time is much more relaxing. emoticon
    3342 days ago
  • 4EVERFIT011
    I agree, you may be trying to consume to few calories. Both of those workouts burn several calories. And many believe that you should eat the calories you burn. I don't quite believe that but I do know that you must increase your calories a sufficient amount to cover part of what you burn. By the way, I am doing Yoga Meltdown also and it is tough. I try to do it at least once a week. I get through all the moves but I cannot hold them as long as JM's girls do. Good luck and don't beat yourself up. We all have to experiment a bit before we find what works for us.
    3346 days ago
    Maybe you could do the volumetrics thing where you eat alot of low calorie (healthy not fake sugar) like leafy greens, etc. to help fill up. And sometimes a little protein a few minutes before helps. Don't beat yourself up though - you are doing great! Did you check to see if you are getting enough calories? If you are really hitting the exercise maybe you need a few more calories??

    Hang in there!
    3346 days ago
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