3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > Packaged Meals and Clinics - Nutrisystem, Medifast, Jenny Craig, Etc > Ideal Protein Diet

3:00 Hunger

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-02-2011, 01:00 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
sandyh50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 589

Default 3:00 Hunger

I've notice that everyday I get hungry at 3:00 in the afternoon. I know that this will be a problem once school starts as we eat lunch at 11:30 am. So yesterday I had some celery sticks with a teaspoon of WF caramel. It really seemed to help get me over the hump.

Does anyone else have a problem with being hungry around that time and what do you do?
sandyh50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 01:06 PM   #2
back to square 1(70)
 
ahyessophie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 350

S/C/G: 176/170/150

Height: 5'5.5''

Default

I'm not on IP, but lately I've been splitting my lunch. I have a snack between breakfast and lunch, just something small, then I have half of my packed lunch around 12:30 and the other half around 1:30 or 2. It seems to be helping me get through til I get home from work around 5.
__________________
outofmyweigh.wordpress.com

S 37-31-43
C 36-29-42
G 38-27-39 (tentative)
ahyessophie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 01:12 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 61

S/C/G: 129/129/113

Height: 5'2"

Default

YES! I get hungry around 3-3:30 everyday, but I'm not sure if it's out of routine, boredom or actual hunger. I'm on phase I, and I moved my snack to the afternoon instead of after dinner. Here is my schedule:

9:30am - breakfast (IP packet)
12 noon - lunch (IP plus veggies)
3:30pm - snack (IP packet)
7pm - dinner (protein and veggies)

I brush my teeth right after dinner so I won't be tempted to eat anything else after.
jennylauren19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 01:13 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 575

S/C/G: 153.8/142.6/135ish

Height: 5'7

Default

I have had this issue as well. I was having my snack mid afternoon instead of evening. That worked for a while, but now I get hungry after dinner too so I have to reassess....perhaps you could either split your dinner protein and have some mid afternoon or have your snack packet?
__________________
coliep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 01:45 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
francess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Montréal (Canada)
Posts: 18

S/C/G: 139/???/124

Height: 5'5''

Default

Just try to take a cup of celery/cucumbers/mushrooms to eat at 3, or a spinach salad with WF balsamic vinegar. I'm trying to take my IP snack around 4 but sometime i'm so hungry between 2 or 3, then I ate "unlimited" veggies, from 1 to 2 cup. It helps your stomach and your brain to be "full" for maybe 1 or 2 hours.
francess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 01:45 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
ItsAboutTime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 1,530

Height: 5'4"

Default

I eat right at noon so I'm good until about 4. Sometimes I get really hungry at 4 so I just drink lots of water and have dinner about 5:30. I used to eat a salad and veggies at lunch and then have a shake at 2:30 but was finding myself too full to eat come dinner. I need a happy medium. I was wondering if I could eat half of a bar around 4 and then the other half between 8-9 when I normally eat the whole thing. I may try that on the days I just can't keep it at bay with water. I've done pretty well with the water trick but maybe just a little something to chew would trick my mind.
ItsAboutTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 02:12 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
fight2winthis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: nigeria
Posts: 128

S/C/G: 117/88/77 (Kgs)

Height: 5'8''

Default

HI, I'm not on IP and no expert but I guess this has to do with the routine of eating at the same time everyday. If you had your way you could wait till you were actually hungry before eating lunch. However if you aren't able to, I'll suggest low calorie veggie snacks like previously posted, whatever is within the IP range. Also, today for the first time in my life I had a green veggie smoothie with my oatmeal breaklfast (about 9am) and it filled me up so I wasn't hungry until about 4pm! I don't know if it's normal as I haven't ever done that, but I liked the feeling of fullness it gave me for a long time afterward. Nice if you can do it on IP and/or in school. Cheers!
__________________



Po: Maybe I should just quit and go back to making noodles.
Oogway: Quit, don't quit? Noodles, don't noodles? You are too concerned about what was and what will be. There is a saying: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the "present."


-Kung Fu Panda (2008)
fight2winthis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 02:46 PM   #8
Member
 
thinkthin135's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 71

S/C/G: 200/148/150

Height: 5-1

Default

I eat a salad with 2 cups of vegetables in it at around 1:00 for lunch and then save my IP packet for 3:30 or 4:00. I don't eat dinner till around 7:00. This way I am eating every 3 or 4 hours so I don't get hungry.
__________________


One for every 5lbs lost.

:dancer
thinkthin135 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 03:08 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 108

S/C/G: 210/210/150

Height: 5'2"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sandyh50 View Post
I've notice that everyday I get hungry at 3:00 in the afternoon. I know that this will be a problem once school starts as we eat lunch at 11:30 am. So yesterday I had some celery sticks with a teaspoon of WF caramel. It really seemed to help get me over the hump.

Does anyone else have a problem with being hungry around that time and what do you do?
my coach told me to have my snack then if that is when i was hungry instead of at night
__________________
wheekers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 03:10 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Busymomx4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 767

S/C/G: 294.6/see ticker/145

Height: 5'5"

Default

I get really hungry at 3pm too and will have my snack then. I don't eat dinner til around 7 so i don't need a snack at night.
Busymomx4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Regainers Thread#3 - 15+ lbs - Mar/Apr 2011 JayEll Living Maintenance 54 04-16-2011 06:52 AM
Hunger Cycles and Snacks Goddess Jessica 100 lb. Club 12 07-20-2005 03:03 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:05 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2