I am FULL!

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2008-07-05 12:01:33 -0500
Started 2008-07-05 01:44:58 -0500

And I didn't even eat at Taco Bell.

I have to say that one thing I have noticed since I have been eating healthier is that I actually get full. I started noticing it a few days ago about 3/4 way thru my salad, that it was really filling me up. That my veggies in the AM portions are getting smaller and filling anyway. How cool is that? All my years of dieting and this is a frist for me. I have read that when your body is getting the nutrients that it needs, it tells you to leave the rest. I do find that I get hungry later, but it doesn't take a meal to quell that feeling. I am so excited. Do any of you experience the same thing?

5 replies

bricksee 2008-07-05 05:22:14 -0500 Report

I can't eat salads too often because of gastro problems; I love them, but they don't love me.

If its a "salad," it has to be protein, i.e., chicken, turkey, tuna, so portion control is a must. Find that getting creative and pairing it with something like a rice cake or wasa (and I've even gotten to where I like that) is filling.

For dessert yesterday, we had angelfood cake with light coolwhip, strawberries, and blueberries - red, white, and blue!

jupton1 2008-07-05 02:48:29 -0500 Report

Well I was bad on the 4th,I got into everything at the picnic.About a hour later I started feeling bad and checked my sugar,it was 240. That was the highest it had been in several weeks..So I learned a good lesson,back to taking care of me..JU

morris.js 2008-07-05 02:03:33 -0500 Report

Yes, this is the same way I feel, and is why I can do the 5 or 6 small "meals" a day. You do not feel hungry, nor do you get that "stuffed" feeling, (like after Thanksgiving, my only day of vices…LOL).
Your body for the most part is pretty good at telling you when to quit IF you eat slow enough that it can recognize your full. Too many of us in our busy days "wolf" down our food so fast our stomach is packed before our body can say stop.

Charish 2008-07-05 05:40:30 -0500 Report

I'm glad that someone stated this because I can tell when it's time to quit and not try anymore. Usually I can go without a meal or two because I don't feel hungry at all and if I make myself eat that's when I feel sick. I often eat a piece of fruit or a small amount of vegetables when I get that way to ensure that there is something to help with the meds that I take. But I think that if you do take the slow process to eating your body will alert you to stop now and don't go any further.

GabbyPA 2008-07-05 12:01:33 -0500 Report

That has always been my problem, I eat too fast and too much before I know it. I think that the raw makes me chew and work more, so it slows me down. I used to eat right thru full feeling when I just had to have a little more. At least it is getting better.

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