Tuesday, April 03, 2007

late lunch

Had a late lunch, very filling. In fact, I'm pretty close to stuffed, though the quantity and calories were just right ~ lots of volume. What I will never ever understand as long as I live is how I can feel absolutely physically full and yet ravenous. Right this minute I feel as if I could eat everything in the house. What the fuck is that and why would it hit me now and how the hell do I make it go away? Taking a nap. Speak to me, wise ones.


Blogger Cindy174 said...

I have the same thing, not all the time, but it pisses me off. I eat a fantastic meal, big and healthy, or even big and unhealthy but it triggers something and I just want to keep going on and on, like I could eat for days. I have the "more" gene for sure. It does not seem to matter what the food is, either, because a meal of "abstinent" food can have the same result. But why can I be satisfied other times???? I guess we could check this thing out and journal the crap out of it or chart and graph it or something. One thing that has helped me is taking a walk after a meal. Or shifting to an activity that totally consumes me and distracts me. A woman I worked with once told me that your body takes about 20 minutes to realize it is full, so maybe we just need to hold out for that 20 minutes. Sorry I most likely have not been much help, but I can so much relate to that scenario. Napping sounds good, too. If you have the opportunity.

April 03, 2007 1:48 PM  
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April 03, 2007 1:49 PM  
Blogger Lotuslander said...

I've been trying to learn about weight loss as my spouse needs to loose weight before surgery, and you probably have heard this, but what about drinking water and vegetables and fruit. He's coming home friday and it's hard to buy groceries because I'm trying to gain and he's trying to loose, and I'm always afraid of hurting his feelings, as he looks at me like a wounded cat if I give him shit for eating something not good for him.

April 03, 2007 4:03 PM  
Blogger Beula said...

I am ravenous when I want to feel happier and calmer, or both.
I am ravenous when I am tired and bored, or both.
I am ravenous after recieving bad news, and good news, or both.
I am ravenous in the evenings and at night, or both.
I am ravenous at parties and on solo outings, or both.
I am ravenous after I have worked real hard and after a nap, or both.
I am ravenous before mealtime and after meal time, or both.
I would like to feel full and satisfied, or both.

Just comiserating and understanding, or both.

April 03, 2007 4:47 PM  
Blogger Red7Eric said...

I have the same issue -- it seems I never truly feel full unless I'm absolutely stuffed to the point of being sick.

WTF is up with that ... ??!!

April 03, 2007 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Charly said...

Just went through this, this very afternoon. If only it were just this afternoon! Don't have the answer but I think/feel it has to do more with emotions than actual hunger. What a big help I am!!

April 03, 2007 7:20 PM  
Blogger lisalgreer said...

Not enough protein. :) Sugar sensitive folks need a lot of it and a complex carb and veggies... at least I do at lunch. I always have 42 grams of protein with each meal now. That is a LOT, but I do need it, and I feel super when I get it. Since I weigh a little more than 250, that's the upper limit for protein. Another formula to use is your weight/6 to figure out how many grams you might need at meals. I had to throw out the conventional wisdom about how much protein I needed to truly feel balanced and satiated. I got all this info. from The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program...

April 03, 2007 7:52 PM  
Anonymous JD said...

Here are some things that work for me:

1. Drinking lots of water--your new hobby will be peeing, but at least you can slake your hunger.
2. Chewing gum. It keeps your mouth busy. Just make sure you get the sugar-free kind.


April 04, 2007 1:02 PM  
Blogger Suburban Neighbor said...

Jesus. I just ate a big bowl of Flax Plus cereal and banana slices after eating an Amy's Organic Indian meal (delicious by the way; in fact, better than some Indian restaurants in Manhattan) and I'm now resisting the urge to eat something else. I'm trying to lose 30 pounds in 60 days. I probably should have denied myself the cereal.

April 04, 2007 7:25 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

There are studies now that are working to figure that out, with the hypothesis that some people who struggle with obesity may have what amounts to a short circuit in their satiety circuit, a missing or broken link in the chain of chemical events that needs to take place in order for a person to truly feel full. I don't know the details, but I'm sure a Google search would raise some info.

April 06, 2007 11:26 AM  

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