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Hungry, hungry, hungry!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ever have one of those days where you wake up hungry? Well I am having one. I ate normally yesterday, had a balanced, good dinner - I shouldn't be hungry - but when the alarm went off, my stomach was rumbling! I got ready for work, ate my breakfast - but am still hungry. It was as if I never ate! So, my rumbling stomach has me obsessing over food! I tried a light snack and had a handful of almonds - but now I am hungrier!

I need to get busy and let it go of this thought or I will be binging before you know it!

I doubt I am the only one who has these days, right? So what do you do when you get them? Do you eat more? Do you have a way to redirect your thoughts? HELP!!!

I really don't want to stumble and fall!
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  • no profile photo CD14034154
    I believe I wake up hungry more times than not. I even feel like I go to be hungry, yet I've eaten well, and I shouldn't be feeling that way. Sometimes I give in to the hunger and eat an extra meal or snack, with LOTS of water, and sometimes I just drink LOTS of water. I don't understand why that happens, but it does!


    - Nancy Jean -
    2252 days ago
    Drinking more water helps me.
    2252 days ago
    I think those days are often coincident with really busy days (usually the day after) or some kind of stress. But actual tummy hunger days I try to go with lots of water, some coffee, and a piece of toast. I think about how they say not to feed birds bread crumbs because it puffs up in their stomachs and makes them feel full so they won't eat what they need to survive. So I figure, hey, that could work in my favor (the whole puff up in my tummy to make me feel full thing). Also having a bowl of cold cereal sometimes does it. For some reason, the cold milk makes my tummy feel more full than a hot meal, and the fiber from the cereal (I only eat high fiber low sugar cereals) must be the soluble kind b/c it does help me feel full.
    2253 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/24/2015 2:42:34 PM
  • ALP1976
    I guess for me, I weigh out if it is REAL hunger or my boredom hunger. If it is real, I will eat something and try to make it a blend of carbs and protein to help with satiety. I have noticed for me, if I was particularly active the day before or I didn't have a lot of protein the day before, I will find I am a hunger monster the next day, lol.

    Not sure what you decided to do (since I am responding the next day) but whatever it was, Barb, I am sure it was right. You're such a strong person and I think you have such an intuitive mind and a good insight. emoticon
    2253 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14566395
    if I am hungry where my stomach is rumbling I eat. If I don't then I will binge eat because I will get so hungry I will grab anything. That's all I can say is I eat. If I am head hungry where you just want food. I drink water instead . I feed my hunger though maybe this is why I am not losing my stomach. emoticon
    2253 days ago
    Oh yes. When this happens to me I eat more protein and increase my water intake. Chicken breast or turkey breast usually works the best for me.

    2253 days ago
    I've been there! Try water and distraction. It helps if you can take a walk outside, away from the danger zone.
    2254 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3802882
    I drink gobs of water and eat fruit or veggies with fiber. It usually works but sometimes I just end up increasing my protein intake because I am so hungry. When combined with the water and fiber, the increased protein usually breaks the hunger.
    2254 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13423552
    I try and drink tea or water and try and do something that distracts me.
    2254 days ago
    I chew sugar-free gum. It usually curbs my feelings of immediate hunger.
    2254 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12103448
    Well, when that happens to me, I drink water and find something to do to distract my mind off of eating like read a book.
    2254 days ago
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