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I hate being hungry!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

I am a carboholic and have been having a hard time with cutting them out, I especially love potatoes. I did change my bread to wholegrains but still find it hard to limit it. I know that the starchy foods fill me up so that I am not scavenging or hungry for a long time. While following a diet rich in protein and produce I am ALWAYS hungry. I don't know how many times I have said "forget it" but then I get back on the wagon and keep on trekking along. I've lost 22 pounds since the first of December, but I've been hungry the whole time. I hate being hungry! Not only does my stomach growl ALL the time, I am also cranky and exhausted. You know those Snickers commercials where they give someone a Snickers because they are cranky? That's me, all the time. This being unhappy, even passive when I lose weight, is really getting to me. It sure isn't conducive to conversations with anyone so work has become more of a burden. My kids hate it when I snap at them (and they are in their 30s). Sometimes I just want to eat 3 or 4 pieces of toast, some with butter, some with peanut butter. I'm good with the water/liquids intake. I've been able to curb my chocolate cravings, and my Coke (pop, not drugs) addiction.

I just want some frickin' potatoes, and bread, and pasta! I want more than Spark suggests. I honestly do not like many veggies or fruits. I prefer fruit in juice form. I could drink juice all day, no problem, as long as there is no pomegranate in it. I do like green beans, carrots and corn. That's pretty much it. Once in while cauliflower (but not as substitutes for potatoes) and broccoli (as long as it's cooked). I want lasagna, and spaghetti. I want birthday cake, and donuts. Yeah, I know those last few are not healthy but damn, I am hungry!
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    May I suggest some things that have helped me? Drop the whole grain / whole wheat bread -- it actually drives hunger. Satisfy your craving with a baguette.

    I eat potatoes -- Cut a large baking potato in half. Slice the half down the middle, top with salsa, put the top back on and wrap in foil. Bake 35 minutes at 375 until done.

    Try white wheat pasta. Use 1/2 pasta and 1/2 zucchini noodles (use a spiral slicer).

    Best of success to you! emoticon
    1334 days ago
    I am there with you but I want to be thinner more than I want the potatoes,bread ,etc! emoticon
    1395 days ago
    Thank you everyone. It's just been frustrating. Gonna have cauliflower and cheese sauce tonight. I also love dairy!
    1397 days ago
  • JOY26505
    Lol I get it. It's frustrating to keep away from bad foods that you truly desire. Strength be with you💖
    1397 days ago
    Try to find white skin sweet potatoes. I have them every night with dinner. Sweet potatoes are MUCH better to eat than the regular kind, russets.
    1397 days ago
  • BPARKS43
    What's more important? Skinny or sanity? You will still get skinny, just slower.
    1397 days ago
    I'm sorry you're struggling with carbohydrates! Eating vegetables, especially if you don't enjoy them can be difficult. Congratulations on the weight you've lost! Have you tracked when you are most hungry? Sleep and protein intake are my key soutions
    1397 days ago
    Sadness for the constantly hungry thing. I know that when I get to a "0" pound, I start to feel that way. I'm convinced my body wants to stay the way it is (fat). In spite of that I don't give up.
    1397 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    I still eat spaghetti and such. Yes my portion may be more but I do my dares to keep in my calorie range. I do go over but I try to get more exercise in. I don't sub one food for another. It's not helpful. It causes me to overeat. Moderation
    1397 days ago
    I LOVE carbs, but this past week i have cut them out. I started atkins and it has helped me with my cravings for bread. The fat intake with atkins isn't ideal, but it's made me eat more protein and I am actually full.
    1397 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    Moderation in all things. When you cut out foods from your diet, you create cravings for those foods. Sometimes you just have to have them or else you're horrible. I know because I am that way. Just have a reasonable portion. Like not two baker potat
    1397 days ago
    I have somewhat the same problem, never feeling full. You sound like you are really active. I have been eating chicken nuggets.
    1397 days ago
  • NMUTT71
    I found spaghetti squash is a great substitute for pasta and I like quinoa in place of rice. I'm Italian so I know about loving bread and pasta.
    1397 days ago
    I'm so sorry that you're struggling with this. It's harder than people realize. You should be so proud of the progress you've made. I have no answers for you only virtual hugs.
    1397 days ago
  • MITCLR64
    I gave up soda, bread, potatoes, pasta, rice and sugar on 2/15. I was very much a carboholic too. I am down 26 pounds and have to say that by not having any I haven't had cravings for them really at all. Keep pushing!
    1397 days ago
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