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Never Satisfied

Food seems to always be on my mind, and I never feel satisfied. If I try to eat normal portions and not binge, I end up hungry an hour or two later, when I know I shouldn't be based on the amount of food I ate at the previous meal. I feel like it's a battle between each meal to even wait three to four hours to eat again. Does this happen to anyone else? I just never seem to feel full!

Mon. May 14, 6:03pm

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What are you eating? Try eating lots of veggies, high fiber and high protein foods when you're feeling like you can't get full. That way even if you're eating more than you think you should be, the veggies won't be filling you up with calories that you don't need. And make sure you're drinking enough water.

Monday, May 14, 2007, 8:54 PM

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there's nothing wrong with eating every two hours. it's better to graze on your food than eat large meals several times a day. just watch your portion sizes and calorie intake. for instance, make your breakfast last all morning instead of eating it all at once.

in the wild, animals that are grazers are lean and active like deer, animals that eat large meals are fat and sedentary to store energy like bears. think like a deer!

Monday, May 14, 2007, 10:07 PM

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I just had to say that I really liked your analogy.

Monday, May 14, 2007, 10:39 PM

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Never Satisfied

I am a grazer, too. I'm naturally that way. When my family goes out, I can barely eat my meal (bring most of it home) but yet an hour or so later ... I'm hungry again. I made up my mind when I started dieting again that if grazing is what I do ... I'll just do it in a healthy way. And I have. Love the analogy about the deer. I'll remember that ... and not feel guilty about grazing my way through my day!

Monday, May 14, 2007, 10:48 PM

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Yes, this happens to me a lot and for me it's largely due to boredom - when I'm having a busy day, my interest in food diminishes drastically. But, nature of my work, I'm bored a lot and I've taken to grazing every 2 hours, sometimes not even. Although I condense it for the sake of my logs, my day of eating looks something like this (I'm only detailing it so that you have some idea how I keep the calories reasonable - it helps me to think of my drinks as a significant meal/snack component):

9am - Fruit and water, 50-100 cals
10am - Coffee and cereal, 200 cals
12pm - Vegetable soup and water, 50 cals
1pm - Sandwich and fruit, 350-400 cals
4pm - Coffee, water, fruit and maybe a little something yummy, 200 cals
7pm - Dinner (meat, starch, veg) and water, 400-500 cals
10pm - Tea and small treat, 100-200 cals

Now, thanks to 10:07, I can think of myself as a gazelle-in-training :)

Monday, May 14, 2007, 11:07 PM

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