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    Hi all,

    My name is Jen. I'm honestly not sure where to post but, I was wondering if anyone had any tips?

    I'm healthy weight. I exercise moderately 3-4 times a week BUT I'm a huge snacker.
    I can't seem to just STOP eating.
    Today I am trying to just have breakfast, lunch a small snack before a swim and dinner. The problem is, lunch is 2 hours away and I already have a hunger headache!!!

    Can anyone suggest and healthy foods that will keep me fuller for longer?
    I have tried all cereals and I'm not into the idea of having eggs every day..

    I'm also in my mid 30s and my metabolism is starting to slow down so, I need to change my habits and I'm finding it really hard. Especially, when the headaches start.

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    Could you give an idea of what you eat on a daily basis for your main meals and snacks?

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    If you're not putting on weight, and you're eating healthily it's probably not an issue. But if you want some breakfast ideas, I have porridge with a banana and ground flaxseed and that keeps me full for hours. Or I have a couple of slices of wholemeal toast with eggs which also fills me up. If I just have regular toast, or cornflakes or yogurt I'm starving again by 9.
    I'm sure someone will come and explain proteins and low GI and all the rest to you, I don't really get all that nutrition stuff, so for me it's just trial and error.

    Oh and for snacks I find nuts really hit the spot. For morning tea I've just had a handful of nuts and a mandarin. The fruit is for a little sugar hit, the nuts to fill me up. I'll be good now till 12.30 or so.

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    Thanks Both for the reply and thanks FL for the suggestions!

    I'm slowly gaining, despite exercise which... is annoying.
    When I increase my exercise, so does my appetite.
    In the last month i've managed to put 3 Kilos on and i'm not really doig anything extremely different so, I figured I need to change my habits.

    Usually, my day consists of:

    6am: Porridge or Muslie (with nuts and fruit) and skim milk with a tea. Tea has 1 level tsp of raw sugar.

    9-10am: 1 tub of Okie Low fat, high protein yoghurt or a piece of raison toast if it's friday.
    --Skim coffee (no sugar) after yoghurt is completed

    11am-12pm: An apple or a piece of fruit

    1pm-2pm: Sandwich or a roll. Typically consisting of tuna and salad on a grain roll or rye bread.

    2:30-3:30pm: Another piece of fruit/biccies (if the fruit isn't around)

    8pm: Dinner. I'm usually starving at this point and end up eating too much of whatever I make. Tonight i'm making steak and salad but, it can be anything.. always home cooked; I don't Do take out.
    I also can't do it any earlier because I finish at 6, get into my car anytime between 6:30-7, get home around 7:30pm...

    After dinner i'm usually hungry again... it never gives up.
    Oh and i have already drunk about 1.5 litres of hot water.
    I also have a glass of wine (or two) while making dinner to calm the ***** down.

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    I suggest more protein. I'd also snack on something a bit 'more' than fruit, perhaps some nuts/seeds as well.
    I'd also be eating full foods, so full cream milk, full fat yogurt, and avoiding low/no fat and diet foods. In my opinion full foods are more satisfying to the body, plus they are healthier
    Honestly, if you are hungry then I believe you should eat.

    Plus, the wine every night wouldn't be helping with weight loss/maintenance.
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    Is the wine a new thing? Wine has sooo many calories! The rest of your diet looks fine to me. I would just swap the wine to a gin and tonic or vodka and soda. And maybe have snacks in the car to have before dinner so you don't overeat at dinner time.

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    Hard boiled eggs with cut up celery sticks and carrot sticks are good to munch on and perhaps could be something you could snack on on the way home from work.

    A rice cake with cottage cheese and tomato

    Otherwise I find homemade vege soup fills me up in between meals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarity View Post
    I suggest more protein. I'd also snack on something a bit 'more' than fruit, perhaps some nuts/seeds as well.
    I'd also be eating full foods, so full cream milk, full fat yogurt, and avoiding low/no fat and diet foods. In my opinion full foods are more satisfying to the body, plus they are healthier
    Honestly, if you are hungry then I believe you should eat.

    Plus, the wine every night wouldn't be helping with weight loss/maintenance.
    This!

    Although, I do recommend the Chobani yogurt. Although its no/low fat, the sugar content is good. Jalna Greek yogurt is good too.

    You could alternate your breakfasts so somedays you could have eggs. Not everyday if you don't want. Eggs for breakfast are so good!

    To be honest it doesn't look like you are eating enough during the day if you are starving by dinner.

    Eat more at lunch perhaps and eat some protein or good fats for your snacks.
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    When I was a gestational diabetic I was eating a lot of low gi foods/snacks

    - forme yoghurts ( Low fat and almost no sugar)
    - fruit free muesli bars
    - low fat cheese
    - carrot sticks + peanut butter
    - porridge
    - boiled eggs
    - vegetarian sausage slice (sanitarium)
    - skinny flat white no sugar

    Dinner I had lean meat and steamed greens and/or salad

    I would try add more protein to your diet and reduce sugars like the fruit, biscuits, wine, bread ect.

    Honestly though your diet sounds pretty good.

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    Thanks everyone for your input, I really appreciate it.

    Yeah.. the wine has INCREASED. I know I should slow it down, will work on that.
    I used to only have wine Fri & Sat nights because wine can affect my sleep and make me more likely to toss and turn.

    I've always been concerned about nuts etc as they are so high in fats and I sit on my bum all day long. I'll see how I can include more proteins.

    I did TRY and go with full fat dairy but, after so long drinking skim.. I really can't handle the taste. The vege sausage is also a great idea for just me. DP hates them.. I used to eat them ALL the time .

    Thanks so much!!!


 

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