20-Somethings - Anyone familiar with this experience?




Gryph
05-18-2008, 11:57 PM
So, I was entering in my calories for the day when I got to dinner and realized that with the plan I made for today, I needed a few extra calories to meet my minimum!
I know this probably wasn't the smartest thing to do, but I wasn't left with many other options...I decided to give myself a little more to ear for dinner! (What would have been a 400 calorie dinner became a 500 calorie dinner with only a salad added on)
And man, that extra 100 calories made one heck of a difference. I stuffed myself. To the point that, hours later, I'm only feeling the BEGINNINGS of the effect of being stuffed! It's a terribly uncomfortable feeling, but at the same time...satisfying. Satisfying because I know that, months back, that same meal that made me feel bloated tonight would have only just satisfied me. Now, I'm not going to go REPEATING this experience, by any means, but one of my goals had been to, over time, get my stomach to "shrink" so it would take less to fill me up.
Any of you guys had a similar experience? This was definitely a first for me. :carrot:


Lovely
05-19-2008, 12:07 AM
Yay!

Oh definitely I've had times like that. Eaten just a little bit extra... a little bit that a year ago wouldn't have made any difference... and bam! I'm stuffed and uncomfortable!

It's a very triumphant feeling.

vdaybaby
05-19-2008, 12:40 AM
I have definitely had this experience too! What I consider a binge now is a big bowl of unplanned cereal...the old me used to eat 3 big bowls of cereal a day, no problem


Also, I used to be able to eat a restaurant dinner and dessert, and lots of snacks when I get home...now I eat a restaurant dinner and I am DYING from being full..like to the point where I can't breathe


kisskiss
05-19-2008, 12:43 AM
about 3 weeks ago I decided to eat fried zuchini. I know. bad claudia. there's this place that serves it and they give very generous portions. OMG. I could not finish it. In fact, I didnt eat most of it. And, it wasnt cause I felt guilty (although I did). It was just that I really was full. I couldnt believe that before I would be able to finish that stuff.

taragettingthin
05-19-2008, 01:45 AM
Oh I know exactly what you are talking about! I go through that every day. I used to be able to finish one ramyon noodle and eat some rice with the soup that's left. And then be satisfied. The other day, I cooked the exact same ramyon, had about half, was satisfied and didn't want to eat anymore!

I went to a coney place today and ordered salad and one coney. yeah, bad choice, but i didn't even eat all the bun. Well, I had half bun, one hotdog, and not even 1/8 of the salad and was satisfied.

I am so surprised at how much or how little it takes to satisfy me. =)

Ailey60
05-19-2008, 03:43 AM
Wow!! Very exciting to hear of this!! I look forward to my tummy shrinking up a bit too.

sh3l5
05-19-2008, 12:54 PM
same 4 me....
ive shrunk my meal sizes in half....
n rarely have any pudding....

Kitegirl24
05-19-2008, 04:26 PM
I can definitely relate.....when I used to eat dinner with my parents (I'm an only child) I would end up taking the same portions as my dad, who is 6'0 and weighs probably 160ish. I would eat full plates of white pasta and other stuff that I didn't really need. Now, I am trying to focus on eating until I am satisfied, not FULL or stuffed. The college dining hall was a similar experience – you can pretty much eat as much as you want, and when the rest of the table gets up to go get dessert, you find yourself walking over to the ice cream along with them, even though you know you certainly don't need it.

I have a pretty sensitive stomach as well, so my body lets me know when I overdo it. It feels good though to eat 1/2 of what you would have eaten before, and stop, knowing that you are finished!!

colaz
05-19-2008, 06:32 PM
So, I was entering in my calories for the day when I got to dinner and realized that with the plan I made for today, I needed a few extra calories to meet my minimum!
I know this probably wasn't the smartest thing to do, but I wasn't left with many other options...I decided to give myself a little more to ear for dinner! (What would have been a 400 calorie dinner became a 500 calorie dinner with only a salad added on)
And man, that extra 100 calories made one heck of a difference. I stuffed myself. To the point that, hours later, I'm only feeling the BEGINNINGS of the effect of being stuffed! It's a terribly uncomfortable feeling, but at the same time...satisfying. Satisfying because I know that, months back, that same meal that made me feel bloated tonight would have only just satisfied me. Now, I'm not going to go REPEATING this experience, by any means, but one of my goals had been to, over time, get my stomach to "shrink" so it would take less to fill me up.
Any of you guys had a similar experience? This was definitely a first for me. :carrot:




Really? I would have just had some chocolate....lol tehehe just kidding. It sounds like you did it exactly right! That is very exciting! :) I remember eating entire boxes of rice as a snack, and now I can barely finish an apple lol. Way to go again! I bet you are proud!

moth
05-20-2008, 12:58 AM
yeah, i've definitely had that experience, particularly after doing a juice fast for a day or two. just be careful that you don't keep pushing the envelope...the stomach is more than happy to stretch out again!

2fat2jump
05-20-2008, 02:02 AM
I actually experienced the same thing this past weekend. I made a box of organic mac n' cheese. There are 2 servings in one box. I used to be able to eat the entire box with some kind of meat on the side. Then I'd snack on something else probably a half hour after the fact. Well, this weekend I could only eat 1 serving, and had to save the other half for dinner. It was such a strange feeling, but pleasant none-the-less. :)

BrandNewJen
05-20-2008, 03:05 PM
I'm the only person on here, apparently, who can still down a half a large pizza without blinking... and i've lost 45 pounds... so it SHOULD shrink... but it hasn't.

which makes me even MORE careful that I don't overdo things...

KLK
05-20-2008, 03:13 PM
No, I could probably still put away like 6 slices of pizza. I wouldn't... and I haven't eaten that much since 2003... but I still think I could.

Though what used to be a binge for me -- an entire box of cookies, 3 doughnuts, an entire box of cereal -- has changed. Now I feel like I binged if I have 10 doritos. But I still COULD get all the cookies in the box...


I'm the only person on here, apparently, who can still down a half a large pizza without blinking... and i've lost 45 pounds... so it SHOULD shrink... but it hasn't.

which makes me even MORE careful that I don't overdo things...

MonteCristo
05-20-2008, 04:46 PM
I'm the only person on here, apparently, who can still down a half a large pizza without blinking... and i've lost 45 pounds... so it SHOULD shrink... but it hasn't.

which makes me even MORE careful that I don't overdo things...

You are not the only one. I haven't lost as much as you have (way to go, by the way), but I think that I could still easily scarf down half a pizza. My victory is that I don't (and seeing that you've lost 45lbs, I bet you don't either). So :cp: for us!

Mango683
06-08-2008, 10:00 PM
I myself cannot believe how little it takes to fill me up now..before, I had the appetite of a greco roman wrestler. Sometimes I wonder if it's because my stomach has shrunk, if it's because I've really set my mind to this weight loss thing, or some other underlying cause...but whatever it is, I love it..I only wish I'd had it happen earlier and not let my body get to the point that it did. But better late then never, right?

branflake
06-09-2008, 02:24 AM
That is great!!! I can't wait until my tummy and appetite shrink up. :)

Fairy Sarah
06-09-2008, 09:29 AM
Be so careful! Im the opposite - I shrunk my bellly and now....sad to say...its back up again! I am amazed at how much I can eat now without feeling full!

Went out for breakfast with mum the other day and she was completely amazed that I ate almost the whole plate...admitedly it was only a few sliced of grilled bacon, salad, and 3 slices of bread (which I didnt finish) and a potato salad (which again i didnt finish). But still! It's alot for me!

I'm going to have to work super hard to shrink my belly back down to normal small size again!

Taylor86
06-09-2008, 02:46 PM
Yup - I do get that feeling too. Not only because of the amount of food I eat when I go out but also the quality. The foods are so rich I end up feeling sick.

southofriver
06-11-2008, 07:37 PM
Well done you for getting used to smaller meals. I can still eat an awful lot (but I haven't been doing this for long). However, I have noticed that I enjoy eating meals without large side dishes of carbohydrates - for instance salad or fish with vegetables. In only about a month I seemed to have weaned myself off my dependency on lots of chips/bread, which is nice. I'm also less keen on the taste of full-fat things like ice cream and creamy yoghurt. Long may this retraining prosper!

Has anyone got any tips on how to work out and measure a good portion size (not too large or too small) without having to weigh things? I have tried watching the amounts slim women at work eat, but this is difficult because you never know what they eat for the rest of the day. Cheers.

beautifulone
06-12-2008, 12:11 PM
I think I can definitely relate!! I used to binge A LOT - I mean, I'd be able to eat practically a whole box of cookies at a sitting, etc. I think I could still eat a lot of food in one sitting in terms of quantity, though I haven't tested this theory out very much. But I have found out that I definitely cannot eat as much sugar and junk as I used to - it just becomes too much! So maybe I can eat 1/3 the amount of cookies I used to be able to until I start to feel somewhat unwell. But I think my emotions have shifted too, where now my eating is definitely far less compulsive than it used to - sometimes I still eat for emotional reasons, but it has become far less so! Which is awesome :D