Ideal Protein Diet - Fighting Hunger....




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PhoenixRisingAgain
07-03-2012, 01:17 PM
OK, so I am really fighting hunger today. It's not cravings, it's hunger. I've had my breakfast, LOTS of water. I'm hungry only 3 hours after my breakfast shake...blah.

Getting ready to make my lunch now, can't hold out any longer. Here is my concern however: it's a LONG way till dinner time if I eat now, and the only snack that is allowed is after dinner...

Is it permissible to add another snack (OP of course) till the hunger gets under control?

Thanks!

phoenix!


LizRR
07-03-2012, 01:49 PM
I have my snack before dinner - it's the only way I can manage it into mine and my family's schedule. I HAVE to eat every 4 hours: breakfast@8am (IP & 1 cup veggies), lunch@12pm (IP & 1 cup veggies), snack@4pm (restricted), dinner@8pm (protein & 2 cups veggies), 2 cups hot tea@10pm (curb the late night munchies). On weightlifting days I add a 4th packet @ 6pm.

ChunkyMonkey33
07-03-2012, 02:08 PM
I agree with the hot tea, that is quite filling. I saw something on Extreme Makeover Weight loss the other night that said that room temperature or warm/hot water is much more filling to the body. And that cold water is best if you need quick hydration.

I also put a jar of dill pickle spears in my fridge at work for those "have to have something" moments and with some water it seems to work.

Good luck! ;)


PhoenixRisingAgain
07-03-2012, 03:17 PM
I have my snack before dinner - it's the only way I can manage it into mine and my family's schedule. I HAVE to eat every 4 hours: breakfast@8am (IP & 1 cup veggies), lunch@12pm (IP & 1 cup veggies), snack@4pm (restricted), dinner@8pm (protein & 2 cups veggies), 2 cups hot tea@10pm (curb the late night munchies). On weightlifting days I add a 4th packet @ 6pm.

Ah -- see this sounds more like something I can manage! We eat dinner around that time too...and if I get my fill at dinner, I struggle to eat MORE (snack) after that. I think I will try this strategy.

Thanks for the tips on hot teas, forgot that one I was so concentrating on the water part!

phoenix!

momof2greatcats
07-03-2012, 04:21 PM
I do the same thing LizRR does - my snack is in the afternoon around 3-4 pm.

But if you are totally desperate, add in another UNrestricted packet. Or lettuce/salad (counting the non-lettuce veg as part of your two cups).

Kaypix
07-03-2012, 04:23 PM
I have a packet if it gets too bad, and my eating habits are way weird compared to everyone else's, it's:
7:30AM=coffee w/ RTD "creamer"
9:30AM=shake
1:30-2:30PM="lunch" shake+veggie
6:30PM="dinner" meat+veggie
8:30PM=snack

I find I cook better, and more efficiently for dinner, when I'm hungry ;)

Dakin
07-03-2012, 04:25 PM
Don't forget that you're allowed unlimited celery, cucumbers and lettuce. I snack on celery sticks when I'm feeling that kind of hunger.

infoplease
07-03-2012, 04:49 PM
I think for future days, the meal timing suggestions will be great for you.

For today, if the tea or extra packet doesn't work, you could also try making a one egg white or two egg white omelette or having a hard boiled egg.

Porthardygurl
07-03-2012, 05:07 PM
See im the opposite..I prefer to eat my main meal at lunch time because i know that i get the afternoon munchies really bad...Between the hours of 2-5 i get munchy...so find that if i eat my main protein entree at lunch time, then it holds me through and i dont feel munchie all afternoon...and then i just drink a shake before bed and im good...