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Awesome food but struggling with HUNGER

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Man, I'm hungry all the time. When you cut calories way back after years of eating almost twice that, you're stomach doesn't let you forget it! Gurgling, growling, and sharp pains are what great me about 2 hours after eating most of my meals. My mother, a nurse, says that's normal and should go away once my stomach gets used to the new portion sizes. I'm ready for those feelings to go away NOW!

Last night I made the most delicious Moroccan stew I've had since first trying it in France at my great aunt's house. Hers is better, obviously, but mine came pretty close in flavor and texture. It's freakishly healthy, vegan, full of vegetables and protein - pretty much my favorite meal ever. I just ate a big ol' bowl for lunch and I feel AWESOME.

Some light Wii fit today. I didn't really feel like getting too active. Don't want to push myself and fall off the wagon!

Afternoon edit: I just finished watching an awesome documentary called _Double Dare_ about stuntwomen. Wonder Woman and The Bride from Kill Bill's stuntwomen are featured, and they are kick-ass, healthy and working hard! It really inspired me. It's on Netflix instant if you want to check it out.

Peace and love, ya'll.
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    Thanks for the feedback! I'm still learning how to make smart swaps. I need to learn fast though, so I won't continue to be grumpy and torture my family (tee hee).
    3519 days ago
    Oh, I remember the hungry days! When I first started here, the first week or two I was hungry all the time. It's so funny to think back on it now, because I'm so past that; I've gotten used to the smaller amount of food and I eat at the right times to keep me satisfied! If you can tough it out for a week or so, it will get so much better.

    What the hunger encouraged me to do, though, was to look for healthier choices. Instead of reaching for 200 calories of crackers and cheese, I went for 200 calories of freggies -- fills you up more and for longer due to the fiber. Sounds like you're on the right track, though, with the Moroccan stew!

    Good luck!
    3519 days ago
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    I don't know, I don't think you should feel hungry. This is not about diets, deprivation or low calorie intake. It's about health. Your body is telling you something, for goodness sake, feed it. Fruit and veggies will fill you up without adding a lot of calories. Also, sometimes we are actually thirsty, so drink plenty of water. There is an amazing vegan cookbook called "Skinny Bitch Ultimate Cookbook". Don't be turned off by the name. The stuff is amazing and YUM! Good luck with your journey.
    3519 days ago
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