Originally Posted by willpower;4672473
....................... fruits, vegetables, meat, some dairy, some eggs. Soup is also good. Get some Sriracha Sauce and some non sugar Marinara Sauce. .......................
Read "Fit for Life" by Harvey Diamond.........
Cheers, I'll look those up. But based on what I've googled, Harvey Diamond seems a controversial fella.
Originally Posted by mr.orange;4672544
drink more water. you're probably dehydrated and your body might confusing thirst with hunger (I forgot where I read this...Men's Health?
). eat in smaller portions. you don't have to sacrifice your favorite foods to lose weight but, be careful and do not use this advice to eat cake every night or some other sugar laden treat.
+1 especially the Sriracha Sauce. that stuff is amazing
Water and portions, ok. Plus, Sriracha Sauce.
Originally Posted by Ty_Webb;4672595
Three things which work for me. Number one is drink a LOT of water. If you're hungry, drink water. It'll give you a feeling of fullness for a bit which tricks you into not being hungry (and also deals with mr.orange's point about confusing thirst for hunger). Number two is to distract yourself. Do a crossword or read a book or watch something on TV (just make sure it's something that will engross you). The third and the one I found most useful was to learn to embrace it. If you feel hungry, it means your diet is working. At least, that's what I told myself and it seems to work for me. I'm down about 57 lbs this year so far. Got a ways to go but am definitely moving in the right direction.
I have tried the distraction trick but it does not work for me. But obviously it's working for you - 57 lbs!
Originally Posted by 89826;4672682
Here is something interesting: when your blood sugar is low, your executive functioning is impaired. In other other words, when you are hungry you make poor decisions, including about food. So eat a piece of fruit or something before you decide what to have for dinner.
This something I need to try.
Originally Posted by Johnny_5;4672887
I had pretty bad hunger pangs when I started intermittent fasting, but now not eating for 16 periods of time is a breeze. Black coffee is your friend. Embrace him.
I dunno, I'd be careful about using coffee as much as you seem to. But I have a question - how much time did it take for your body to get adjusted to the lower quantities of food? In short, I want to know when your hunger pangs began to ease off a little after you started dieting- 2 days, 3 days, a week?
Originally Posted by Eason
Eat enough fats and proteins. Man the fuck up. Look at your fat, repulsive body in the mirror. Marvel over how repugnant your corpulence must be to the opposite sex. Cry. Feast on the pain.
This is great advice though.
Originally Posted by koolhistorian
From my own experience - +50 pounds loss in 6 1/2 months - the worst period is the first week (10 days), then you become less hungry,
but my tolerance to skip meals is gone.
South beach diet is good for the first 2 weeks (first phase), the you can go Montignac or what ever low carb diet you want. Keep you minerals in check, you can have potassium losses quite easly (buy some multi mineral supplements and do not forget about them in the morning). Main cause is the elimination of excess water, so you have to keep yourself hydrated - for me it was the case that my thirst level decreased significantly, so I had to put my Iphone as an "water alarm".
Cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini will be your new best friends - a home made, low fat marinara will complement them very well - in fact mediterranean cooking can be easily adapted to low carb diet, there is a book by Diane Kokhilas about that. Soups are filling - a good bowl of minestrone -without pasta- will take your edge before any meal, gazpacho also (omit the bread in the recipe), tajines without potatoes, etc. Then your metabolism will settle.
my 2 euro cents
Thank you - this was also great advice.