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Can't stop eating

Sometimes on the weekends I don't eat until 3 or 4 in the afternoon. During the week when I get to work I'll eat my breakfast (Yogurt) and it's like a flood gate opens and I eat all day long. Anyone else have this problem?

Tue. May 15, 2:43pm

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Me too.

I can eat seven square meals a day and still be hungry. And it seems to never hit me until i have that first little bit. If that first thing does not fill me up, i search all day for that satisfaction. try eating oatmeal or something more filling and see if it helps. thats what i did.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 2:48 PM

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I agree with the oatmeal.
It's dense and filling. I sometimes put a little honey in mine with flaxseed oil.
I notice when I eat yogurt I get hungry earlier...I think it's the sugar.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 2:52 PM

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I don't like oatmeal I have tried it all and I just can't stand it. Thanks though.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 2:54 PM

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Weekday Binging

Sometimes I run into this same problem. I noticed that it coincides with my stress level or mood. My trainer at the gym told me to snack on apples and string cheese. The protien/carb ratio really fills you up. I tried it and it works. If you are experiencing a sweet tooth, go for some Weight Watchers Fudge Bars. They are ice cream fudge bars low in calories and fat.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 2:55 PM

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You need to drink WATER!
It really helps!
Every time I think I want to just snack...I drink a 8oz. bottle of water and then see if I want to still snack. I realize I am often dehydrated and wasn't "hungry" after all. Grant you, if I am I might grab some almonds/walnuts.
Good texture and makes me feel like I'm "eating" something.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 2:55 PM

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I agree. I don't like oatmeal. I will take Oat Bran Tablets and or fiber con
to help keep me full feeling

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 2:56 PM

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I will try the apples and string cheese. I guess I just feel like I have a split personality sometimes. I will actuall sneak and eat food sometimes. I think I'm losing my mind.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 2:58 PM

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Remember it could be "what you are eating" also that makes you want to constantly eat more.
High caloric "empty carbs" high in sugar and fat make you spike and want to keep eating. That's my weakness...sugar...
So, I try to eat more green veggies and protein and less carbs...whole grains. Otherwise, I can nibble ALL DAY as well and it adds up!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 3:01 PM

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I agree stress is a huge factor...BUT I Eat when I'm BORED too!
...and depressed...
So, I try to watch out when I'm just eating to eat.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 3:03 PM

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I'm really bad I buy all these veggies at the store and they end up rotting away in the fridge because I really don't like them. I am a very picky eater. I want to start eating new foods so that my daughter will not be like me. If I could stick to a diet for just one day that would be a amazing. I start in the morning and by lunch it's over.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 3:05 PM

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I say I'm picky but I eat potted meat. Whats up with that. I won't even read the label because I'm afraid.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 3:06 PM

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I am ALWAYS hungry. I'm actually pretty hungry right now! If it were possible, I would probably eat all day long. After eating a meal, I might be full for, oh, 15 minutes, and then I could eat something else. I don't know what to do! (And yes, I've tried high fiber foods and that really doesn't seem to help me out at all).

Thursday, May 17, 2007, 10:07 PM

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Sounds like your problem is not the food but a void you are trying to fill in yourself with food. I would suggest you try to find a therapist or counselor to talk to about what that might be. I have been seeing a therapist for a year and it has really helped me get to the bottom of why I was constantly eating.

Thursday, May 17, 2007, 11:24 PM

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I do the same, maybe joing binge Eaters unite?

Thursday, May 17, 2007, 11:56 PM

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Join us at binge eaters unite

Thursday, May 17, 2007, 11:57 PM

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I'm a total binge eater. I start in the morning with a good breakfast, work out and then hit the fast food up and keep going and going and going... I suck at this.

Friday, May 18, 2007, 1:37 AM

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10:07 PM I can relate! But I think if we keeep on trying we will find a way we will. I know the best thing for me is to have protien 1st thing in the morning ! 10:27. I guess you are perfect! Good for you and your skinny self! ( Now if you truly struggle with your wieght and eating you will be happy I called you skinny.) If you are not skiny you are aneroxic or a hypocrite.

Friday, May 18, 2007, 6:23 AM

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morning eating

Your mom wasn't kidding about breakfast being the most important meal. It kind of "turns on" your organs so that you use food more efficiently during the day. Otherwise, your body is still working on sleep-mode and is burning calories, but not the the efficiency of eating (thermic effect of food). So, you really should eat within the first 2 hours of waking in the morning. If you do that every day, your body will find a routine and won't feel that it needs to overeat on days that you are working. When you do get to eat breakfast, you may find that you need to eat every 3-4 hours. This is good! If you spread your calories throughout the day instead of in block form, your body can burn off what you are eating. If you put all of your calories into your body at once, your body doesn't know how to effectively get the work done, so it has to put something into storage (ie. fat).

Friday, May 18, 2007, 7:50 AM

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For those who are always hungry, try having a cup of something hot always beside you. Tea/coffee doesn't work for me, b/c I don't think of it as filling at all, but chicken broth does. A big mug of hot water with a cube of bouillion. And I can have pretty much as much as I want, b/c there aren't many calories at all. And it's very comforting. However, if you need to watch your sodium, this isn't a good choice.

There's also Diet Swiss Miss hot cocoa. It has 25 cals per packet. "Sugar-free" has 60 cals per packet, so the diet one really makes a difference - you can have 4 cups throughout the day for only 100 calories!

Also, there's a great recipe in the wiki for a creamy cauliflower soup. You steam a huge head of cauliflower in a little bit of chicken broth until it's really soft (cut it up first; it'll cook faster/better.) Then add a couple wedges of light laughing cow cheese, and put it all in a blender or use a wand blender to get it into a fairly smooth consistency (will still be a little chunky.) It should be very thick. Then put it back on the stove, and add skim milk to it until it gets to your desired thickness for soup. It's really hearty-tasting, and not many calories. Less cals per cup than skim milk (since cauliflower is very low-cal.)

Find foods like these I listed above as your "between meal" "free foods." You can eat pretty large quantities of them without adding a huge number of calories to your day.

The other huge tip that has helped me is, always remember that there is always more food. If you're not really hungry, you don't need to finish whatever you're eating, because when you are hungry, you can get something else. It's actually really hard to remember, but it's true. I'd always try and eat a lot, so I'd be full til the next meal, even though I'd be eating after I had had enough. And I still wouldn't be full until the next meal. I would've definitely been better off eating enough to not be hungry, rather than stuffing it in, b/c I was going to snack later either way.

Friday, May 18, 2007, 11:31 AM

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Sometimes, once I ear breakfast, I am then STARVING. It sets something off. I find that if I eat something like an egg and toast this is less likely.

Friday, May 18, 2007, 12:39 PM

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Fill up on Fiber and still crave

I eat a lot of fiber foods... I watch my fat and calorie intake, but I am still always hungry and wanting to pick at things... my one huge downfall is cereal...I eat it for breakfast and 3 hour before bedtime snack. In between I usually snack on a cup of diced cantelope, an apple, some almonds and pistachios, and maybe a bowl of oatmeal here and there. I usually eat one huge chicken salad a day, loaded with broccoli, tomatoes, green peppers, carrots, cucumbers and onions. I use Enova Oil and red wine vinegar for dressing. Why am I so hungry sometimes still? Can someone help?


Friday, January 25, 2008, 2:36 PM

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to 2:36pm poster, it sounds like you're not eating enough, and definitely not enough fats. Fats and fiber are what keep you full. You need both. So when you restrict your calories so much, and watch fat at the same time, you'll be hungry.

Try adding protein and fat at every meal. Instead of cereal for breakfast (which is almost all carbs), have an egg plus a couple egg whites, with some whole grain toast, or some peanut butter on an apple, or something to that effect. Add some hardboiled egg or some cheese to your salad. Just some suggestions...

Friday, January 25, 2008, 5:52 PM

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I noticed that when I started eating eggs in the morning -- just two eggs, sometimes one egg and one egg beater--I end up eating less all day long. Not sure if it works for ya though.

Friday, January 25, 2008, 10:56 PM

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I used to want to eat all day until I realized I was a sugar addict and cut out sugar in my diet. I dont beileve in depriving anyone of anything, but for me, the sugar was really the probelm. After I kicked the sugar, my mind became more sane--- I stopped thinking about food 24/7! And it's not like I'm so picky that i dont eat anything with any sugar in it. But I dont eat cake or chocolate anymore, no donuts, and no food that's heavy in sugar---syrup, heavy terriyaki sauce, cookies, bread that's too sweet.
I'd use sweetner here and there, but i realized (after pushing it) eating too much sweetner does weird thing to my appetite too... so I limit that now also.
The cool thing is that everything now taste sweeter too.

Friday, January 25, 2008, 10:59 PM

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Are you just sitting around at home all day? If so, when you get hungry, get a bottle of water and head out for a walk. Do you drink enough water throughout the day. Are you getting protein at every meal?

Try these..

Saturday, January 26, 2008, 1:27 AM

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Are you really hungry or just eating for the sake of it?

Hey there

I used to eat because I thought I was hungry all the time aswell but after reading Brad Pilon's 'Eat Stop Eat', I realized I ate because I was used to it...and the more I ate the hungrier I got!

I learnt how to listen to my stomach and take a break from eating every now and then as Brad suggests in his book.

I now eat whatever I want and don't feel guilty or worry about it. I am still losing a lot of weight and fat aswell!

You can read more about it in the link below if you are interested


Monday, March 08, 2010, 4:55 PM

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