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    Default Dieting help

    Right now, I take 18 credit hours and work 40+ hours a week, I don't have time to go to the gym, but I can still work on changing my diet overall as part of living a healthier lifestyle.

    A typical meal I'll make is about 1/2-3/4 cup of rice, a pound of raw vegetable steamed and about 3-5 oz of steamed salmon, other fish to lean meat. I generally don't put butter on anything.

    The thing is I always feel unsatisfied after I eat. It isn't like an "I'm still hungry" type of feeling but more like something is missing. Generally if I eat some ice cream, glass of milk, some peanuts, peanut butter or something along those lines the feeling goes away, so it isn't always just craving sweets, but I'm having a hard time figuring out why I feel full but I'm still craving something.

    Yes I drink plenty of water. I figured maybe someone had some suggestions on why I feel so unsatisfied.
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    Default Re: Dieting help

    well there's several ways to go about this. i used to be an XL in shirt size--now i'm back to a comfortable slightly chubby weight--might go back to do some more dieting soon. my suggestion especially during an extended productive period requiring most of my time is to snack all the way through out the day and no large meals. my last diet was kind of crazy but fun for me personally. NO EXERCISE NEEDED. it was basically 1 snack item for every 1 to 2 hours through out the day on just eggs and bananas along with lots of water. why eggs and banana? because the taste is bland--not sweet or salty. all that sweet and salty flavors help remind you about food you miss. average calorie intake was 1500 to 2200. at the 6th day mark i had so much energy that it was hard for me to sleep because my body had kick started it's metabolism. every 2 weeks i'd do a small simple cheat meal--like oatmeal. the variables in this diet can change but you just wanna make sure you get your fiber and protein with a lot of water.

    i dont suggest this for everyone because everyone's different but it gives you a starting point to where you can go. it's a diet that has simple rules which you can change up how you eat your snacked meals--you can flavor them if you want but i suggest not to do so the first week because that might lead you towards breaking your diet. in the end I lost about 30lbs. the great thing about my diet was that after doing it for 3 months and slowly transitioning back to full meals i really hated a lot of fast food places. sugar actually tasted terrible along with the rush it gives you. potatoes were a disappointment after the diet too because they have no taste--all texture.

    anyways if you want to experiment with my diet it's not very specific and gives you room to challenge yourself in a busy schedule that you can maintain because you're constantly looking at the clock.

    there are other methods as well out there that can help you lose weight without much exercise but i've yet to try them out myself.

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    Default Re: Dieting help

    Whenever I'm feeling hungry in the middle of the day, in between meals, I also go for almonds. They're a solid source of protein, good fats and will fill you up. But you really should find a way to work out at least a couple times a week. Even if it's small stuff in your house.

    If you're really dead set on cutting weight, you could always go the fat burner route. These things aren't myths, but make sure you do your research before trying one out. They're generally designed to help you feel full all day long. You definitely won't have that "still hungry" feeling.

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    Default Re: Dieting help

    Well, I guess I should mention I do "get a workout" at work. I do manual labor stacking boxes for at least 3 hours a day, and I do have 10-20 minute intervals where I get winded. The boxes range between 15 and 100 pounds, most of them are 40-60 pounds. Its good cardio and has helped tone me some, so I do get physical exercise, I'm not just sitting in an office all day.

    I'm more concerned about diet right now, I think part of the problem of me feeling unsatisfied is that I have not been including any fats in my meals, because most of the things I'll eat to get that satisfied feeling contain fats, so I think I'll try including a small amount of fat (Like real butter) on my food.

    I really have been working towards weening sugar out of my diet, of course I don't feel you should make major changes like that all at once as it will just cause you to relapse later, so I have been just cutting down with the ultimate goal of giving myself maybe 2-3 times a month I will have something sweet and marking it down on a calender so I remember that I can't have any for a certain time.
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    Default Re: Dieting help

    Hey
    Quote Originally Posted by Blistex View Post
    The thing is I always feel unsatisfied after I eat. It isn't like an "I'm still hungry" type of feeling but more like something is missing. Generally if I eat some ice cream, glass of milk, some peanuts, peanut butter or something along those lines the feeling goes away,
    I suggest you to take cheat meal once in month at that eat what ever you want like icecream and all that. due to cheat meal you wouldn't feel like missing something in remaining days of month
    always be loyal

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    Default Re: Dieting help

    You still need to work certain compound muscles that don't get triggered when you lift those heavy boxes, i.e. Chest, Shoulders(Unless you lift those boxes overhead). Just do 50 push-ups when you wake-up and before you sleep.

    As for the diet, be sure you're eating brown rice. As you have said, fats are also an integral part of your diet. You also get them by eating fish like salmon but if you want yo could slap a bit of butter in it too.

    I would suggest to always have some protein bar or granola bars with you so that when you get hungry at work or school you could always have a bite.

    You definitely shouldn't make major changes in your diet with one blow. What you could do is start cutting down your bad habits little by little.

    Try substituting ice cream with non fat yogurt after your meals and see if that helps. Try those ones with "fruit on bottom".

    I think chicken breast and tilapia are the best sources of protein in an actual meal.

    What I do is I always choose the healthiest possible choice of meal for the whole week then I reward myself by eating anything I want for one day.

    Oh and all you need for a home gym is a pair of dumbbells and a pull up bar. You can hit every muscle group with those things.

    I always have high respect for people wanting a healthier lifestyle. fistbump*


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