help with hungry

By alwaystryin Latest Reply 2009-03-27 11:47:42 -0500
Started 2009-03-27 08:52:12 -0500

Good morning Family. MD appointment coming up, and one of the questions we will be asking is what is available, safe, and effective to help with appetite control. What are your experiences?

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rbergman 2009-03-27 11:47:42 -0500 Report

If I have already eaten my meal or snack and I "think" I'm still hungry, I try to find something to do to keep my mind off of eating just for the satisfaction that I ate, not because I needed to eat. It isn't easy and I have done some binge eating that I always regret later. With our daughter the hardest times for her are the weekends when she is home, and depending on the weather, if she is stranded in the house she ALWAYS thinks she is hungry. At school it isn't an issue because food is not readily available as it is at home. Playing board games or other games with the kids helps keep her mind and mine off of just sitting around eating. Adding fiber to the meal helps you feel full longer and you don't get that urge as often. Protein (fat) can do this too but obviously fat isn't something you want to fill up on. You just have to decide enough is enough and control the urge as best you can. Get outside, weather permitting, and take a walk or pull weeds, etc, just keep busy to keep your mind off of eating.

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