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do quality foods fill you up?

I saw this on another thread, someone said that quality foods fill them up. If we all felt this way however, there would be no need for peertrainer!!!

Wed. Mar 19, 10:59am

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I feel GREAT when I eat raw vegetables, as in salads. This fills me up. But I also have bad habits, like overeating. That is why I am here on PeerTrainer.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 11:02 AM

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yes, 300 cal of vegetables fills me up more than 300 cals of chocolate - but I still eat the chocolate sometimes (more often than I should)!! That is why I am here.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 11:07 AM

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Certainly sugar gives you a quick boost of energy, and isn't there scientific evidence to suggest that consuming fat calories leads to a feeling of satiation in the brain? So a large fry and a large Coke are chemically going to make you feel more satiated and energized than the same calorie amount of rabbit food.

I think that person that says, "quality foods fill them up" has just trained their brain well to deal with the difficult habit of healthy eating and convinced themselves that they are full on rabbit food, and good for them, since that is what we are all trying to do - have brains that really tell us, "Wow I had a carrot, a banana, a slice of whole wheat toast and half a chicken breast. Woof, I am just too full. Off to the gym!"

Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 11:37 AM

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Eating healthy food is a good habit, but it takes time to learn a new habit, stick with it! Sure, it will be difficult at first while you wean yourself off the unhealthy stuff... but you will feel better overall. And then the habit of eating healthy food will be like second nature to you. And don't think of it as "rabbit food" think of it as good fuel for your body. You can do it! :)

Also, once you start eating healthier, you'll crave the junk less. I promise.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 12:18 PM

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Holy cow, I may need to rescind my earlier comments:

from another thread:

"Wow, so to equal one snicker bar you could make a mountainous salad of:

4 cups romain lettuce
2 cups spinach
1 cup chopped cucumber
7 radishes - chopped
1 whole red pepper - chopped
8 baby carrots - chopped
1 cup broccoli - chopped
3 celery stalks - chopped
10 asparagus spears - chopped
1/4 cup red onion - chopped

and you would still be short a couple of calories"
that would definitely make you full ! !


Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 2:22 PM

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Quality foods definitely fill me up, but they don't provide that same physical and emotional response that all those salty, sweet, fatty foods do. And I never, ever feel like binging on oranges and berries and spinach!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 2:37 PM

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Quality foods DO fill me up. I can eat a big huge salad and feel full. But pie sure tastes good. Sometimes I know a salad is good for me and will make me full. It's just not what I want to eat. I want a cheese burger.

That's were PeerTrainer comes in for me. Logging my food reminds me that it's not always about what I want. I mean, I don't always want to go to work in the morning either and i never want to do the dishes but I do those things because they improve my quality of life. Choosing quality foods that fill me up even when I want to eat something else also improves my quality of life in the long run.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 2:56 PM

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That's true about the emotional responses 2:37 yet I find for myself that I do overeat the fruits.
That is what I crave most of the time now.
Not that I don't have the day (Planned) when I have all those old comfort foods.
But my most common food to crave now is apples.
Yes quality foods fill you better calorie for calorie but that doesn't mean you are satisfied with them.
And I prefer to eat my veggies cooked rather than raw and that takes it a little closer to the level of comfort food for me.
Especially soups,
Used to hate them now I have them all the time.
Strage how you can change your desires.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 3:54 PM

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Once in a while, I'll have these crazy craving for i'll eat some, and then more and more but the only thing that ever stops the craving if Ghiradheli chocolate mint squares! it's so strange, it's almost like my brain and body HAD to have the dark chocolate or the mint or SOMEthing in that particular thing!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 5:29 PM

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