For those who juice a lot or have cut calories or similar

spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
do you have any tips about how to trick your body into feeling full until you adjust to the new/lower calorie style of eating? How do you keep from feeling hungry or having cravings? Or is there no way around tyhat?

The only diet i've ever done is Atkins/low carb and that way of eating naturally curbs your appetite and all but eliminates sugar cravings. (But I don't really want too low carb now...and I want to drop a size in a shortish period of time and keep it off.)

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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    use a juicer that keeps the pulp along with the juice. More fiber = feeling fuller longer.
  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    You feel full with Juice, it's just a different type of full. Smoothies make you feel even fuller. Like the low carb, you adjust have a day or two
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    I think working a cube makes me gain weight. when I'm at home, I don't eat at noon and I def don't eat a full meal like I would if I was at work. so i have to keep that in mind. I let my body tell me when it's full.

    1) That means drinking water (so the body doesn't get confused) and

    2) eating with my stomach and not with my eyes. by that I mean, am I still hungry or is there more food on the plate so I think I should eat it/finish it. I guess I would also call this portion control, but also have to do with timing.

    I eat around noon because that is when the cafeteria is open and I'm meeting free. Even if I'm not that hungry, I eat. That means that I am training myself to eat when my stomach isn't sending hunger signals and that's a bad habit to get into.

    Thinking of food like this made it easier to adjust to juicing. Plus juice is AMAZING to me. Try kale and pineapple together. YUM!
  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users Curl Novice
    Yes, I'm a volumetric eater so I tend to eat large amounts, but they're so low in calorie density that there is no adjusting. I've been cooking and eating this way for years. Basically it means I eat vegetables in just about everything. Think "sneaky chef." I could cut and paste the biggest document ever for you if you want.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Munchy wrote: »
    Yes, I'm a volumetric eater so I tend to eat large amounts, but they're so low in calorie density that there is no adjusting. I've been cooking and eating this way for years. Basically it means I eat vegetables in just about everything. Think "sneaky chef." I could cut and paste the biggest document ever for you if you want.

    Yes, sure!

  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users
    Fiber and veggies/greens. I have some kidney issues so can't eat a lot of protein, but I try to get in 7-10 servings of veggies/greens a day and usually a serving of beans/lentils. You can buy bagged mixed baby greens (spinach, kale, chard) now--Trader Joe's or Costco--and either cook them or have them in a salad. Throw in some walnuts or sunflower seeds, craisins, blue cheese, raspberries or pear/apple slices...yum. Just use a tablespoon each of the extras and it's not too calorically high. And lots of greens! Now I really want a salad.

    ETA: Oh, and those bagged greens are prewashed, too, so you can throw the whole bag in the freezer to cook later. I hate going to Costco, so last time I sent hubby and had him buy four huge bags of greens and froze three of them. They blend up in smoothies really well, too, but I have to put berries in with them because I do not drink green, lol.
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  • SereneCurlsSereneCurls Posts: 1,145Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I just have to say, this thread is making me really hungry. ;)
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  • gagirl09gagirl09 Posts: 2,316Registered Users
    Usually when I juice or make smoothies of fruit the are HUGE-or at least to me. My juices are usually anywhere between 6-8 cups. This morning I had oranges I squeezed with fresh blueberries blended together. It made about 7 cups. I started drinking around 7:50am and between classes and whatnot finished by 10:30. At 12:00pm I was ready for lunch. So I would suggest making huge juices if you aren't already.
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  • butter52butter52 Posts: 292Registered Users
    The problem I see with juices is they have lots of simple sugars and very little fiber (not a good idea for a diet).

    Better eat the whole fruit or veggie so you eat the fiber not just the sugars, and will fill you up more.

    Ugh I got so hungry!
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,204Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I guess my approach has been similar to volumetrics method, just by circumstance. I made the decision to follow a plant-based (aka vegan) diet. My decision was not based on weight loss, but on the ethical aspect. I consider the environmental/health benefits to be an added bonus. So I'm still eating a large quantity of food, but what I'm eating is much healthier. I know that vegan is not automatically healthier (foods such as Oreos and pasta with marinara sauce are vegan-friendly), but I decided if I wS going to do this, I wanted to experiment and really try all of these new foods and recipes that were previously off my radar. I'm still not at 100%, but I can see and feel the difference when I'm strict about it.
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  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    To me, juice is empty calories, it doesn't fill me up when I can eat a piece of fruit with some peanut butter and feel fuller much longer.

    Trick for me is to eat smaller meals, but have small snacks in between so there's always something in my belly. It's a struggle at first, but you'll eventually get used to it. Sounds strange, but when I eat more veggies, I don't crave anything and I feel much more satisfied. Green smoothies are nice, but will make you pee like crazy.

    ETA: I read once that cravings are a signal your body sends out to get some type of nutrient. If you don't get that nutrient, you still crave. Don't know how true that is, but it may be since veggies seem to take away my hunger.
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,408Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I sometimes do veggie juices and they don't fill me up at all even though it does suppress my appetite for about 20 minutes after having one. They have no fiber but you get more nutrients which is in the juice when it's juice only, ill mix some of the fiber in to get the fiber.
  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    butter52 wrote: »
    The problem I see with juices is they have lots of simple sugars and very little fiber (not a good idea for a diet).

    Better eat the whole fruit or veggie so you eat the fiber not just the sugars, and will fill you up more.

    Ugh I got so hungry!

    Juice isn't simple sugar, like well white sugar etc. It's more a medium sugar :-)

    And when juicing, you should use fruits and veggies. If you keep the pulp you get the fiber.
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    I was just going to say.. don't buy ready-made veggie juices. Put veggies in your blender so you get all the good stuff, not in a juicer.
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    This morning I made a smoothie w/ 3 fistfuls of baby spinach leaves, mango, blueberries and some frozen pineapple chunks. (And a splash of liquid suclalose...sorry, i'm human!) It was great. But I was hungry again an hour later.

    So far, I had the smoothie (which was HUGE), an oatmeal protein bar, a small iced coffee w/ heavy cream and 8 large roasted brussels sprouts. It's noon.

    Heavy cream is a real problem for me.

    Lunch is going to be a bunch more brussels sprouts (they're really good) and an iced green/black tea. I really want a soft pretzel! But trying to be strong.

    How am I doing so far? Tell me how to resist getting the pretzel!

  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    You're not hungry. you just think you because you are watching what you eat. I don't see any water listed above. I say drink some water and distract yourself. If you are still hungry, enjoy a piece of fruit.

    for the next meal, you may also want to add more brussel sprouts/veggies to help yourself adjust

    No pretzel!!!

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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,904Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    What about adding a scoop of protein powder to your smoothie/juice?

    I do frozen spinach, frozen berries, yogurt, water, berry protein powder & a few ice cubes. Fills me up like a meal.
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  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users
    The cream (or any fat) is not really an issue unless you overdo it. You need fat, and it will help you feel full. Add some kind of protein to your smoothies--I use hemp protein (more fiber), but whatever you have is good. I'm not a big fan of protein bars as opposed to "real food" protein. One of my favorite meals is 2-3 cups of steamed greens mixed with a little wild rice (maybe half a cup), some lentils or ground turkey, avocado, tomatoes, and a bit of cheese on top. Plus salsa if I have it. The protein will also help you feel fuller.

    Quartered brussels sprouts with a little blue cheese are really good.
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  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    I've been juicing/smoothie-ing for about two weeks (I've "cheated" here and there...) and I've lost 5lbs.

    For breakfast I'll have a protein shake:

    banana
    vanilla protein powder
    unsweetened almond milk
    ice
    sometimes pb
    sometimes a teaspoon of matcha powder

    or

    cooked sweet potato
    vanilla protein powder
    unsweetened almond milk
    ice
    vanilla extract
    cinnamon
    all spice
    nutmeg

    "Lunch" will be two mason jars of juice, one at lunch time and the other late afternoon. I normally do lots of spinach, some carrots, a cucumber or celery (for salt) and an apple or handful of grapes. If I have other random fruit (kiwi or strawberries) I'll use those. I like mostly veggies.

    I eat a normal dinner because it's very important for me not to pass on any weird food issues to my kids. And most nights we eat together.
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Po wrote: »
    I've been juicing/smoothie-ing for about two weeks (I've "cheated" here and there...) and I've lost 5lbs.

    For breakfast I'll have a protein shake:

    banana
    vanilla protein powder
    unsweetened almond milk
    ice
    sometimes pb
    sometimes a teaspoon of matcha powder

    or

    cooked sweet potato
    vanilla protein powder
    unsweetened almond milk
    ice
    vanilla extract
    cinnamon
    all spice
    nutmeg

    "Lunch" will be two mason jars of juice, one at lunch time and the other late afternoon. I normally do lots of spinach, some carrots, a cucumber or celery (for salt) and an apple or handful of grapes. If I have other random fruit (kiwi or strawberries) I'll use those. I like mostly veggies.

    I eat a normal dinner because it's very important for me not to pass on any weird food issues to my kids. And most nights we eat together.

    Do find the smoothie breakfast and juice lunch to be filling enough?


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  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,136Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    You might need to incorporate whole grains into your diet. If you have a Costco card you can buy whole wheat chaotic bread that you can cook in a skillet similar to how you would cook a tortilla. I find that I need to eat whole grains at least 4 times a week. Otherwise I'm hungry.

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  • gagirl09gagirl09 Posts: 2,316Registered Users
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    Lunch. Started drinking at12:15pm and finished at about 1:30pm. I'm still satiated but for me it's normal to eat every 3-5 hours. I do not shy away from making a smoothie or juice with lots of fruit. For example 1 juice I like to make from a youtuber contains 1 whole pineapple, 5 apples, 4 oranges and 1 lemon (if I recall correctly). This smoothie I made was 5 large bananas with 5 cups if water and vanilla extract. (Another recipe from a YTer). How much fruit do you use? The ppl that I got my recipes from state if you're hungry quickly after you juice or drink a smoothie, you may not have used enough fruit. The two mason jars of veggie juice you consume in the afternoon: can u drink them as one whole meal? The breakfast where you cite eating 1 banana can you increase it to 3-5 bananas?
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  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    It is. Especially because I don't do fruit juices. The salt makes me feel like I've eaten something as well as the soluble fiber from the green veggies.

    I'm not saying I'm not feeling hunger at times, but that's the point for me. Trying to remind myself that it's OK to be hungry between meals. I think I'm addicted to food and once I start eating, I will over eat all day. Saving my meal for dinner is better for me because dinner is my least favorite meal and once I get finished with cooking it and cleaning it up, it's too late for me to over eat.
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  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,136Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    You might need to incorporate whole grains into your diet. If you have a Costco card you can buy whole wheat chaotic bread that you can cook in a skillet similar to how you would cook a tortilla. I find that I need to eat whole grains at least 4 times a week. Otherwise I'm hungry.

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    That was supposed to be chapati bread. Darn auto correct.

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  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users
    You might need to incorporate whole grains into your diet. If you have a Costco card you can buy whole wheat chaotic bread that you can cook in a skillet similar to how you would cook a tortilla. I find that I need to eat whole grains at least 4 times a week. Otherwise I'm hungry.

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    That was supposed to be chapati bread. Darn auto correct.

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    Haha, I was trying to figure out what chaotic bread could possibly be! I would've never guessed chapatis, lol. So you can actually buy chapatis at Costco? I'll have to check those out--my dad is from Northern India and grew up on homemade chapatis, but they had servants and I'm not willing to make them myself.
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  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,136Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Chapati bread isn't hard to make. I made it a long time ago and it was easy. I live in Dallas which has a large Indian population so yes the Costco has chapati. I was wondering what chaotic bread was too. lol

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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    scrills wrote: »
    I think working a cube makes me gain weight. when I'm at home, I don't eat at noon and I def don't eat a full meal like I would if I was at work. so i have to keep that in mind. I let my body tell me when it's full.

    Working in a cube can absolutely make you gain weight. I can easily snack all day when I am at work and have to watch it. I try to bring healthy snacks. When I am home I do not eat as much either, which isn't exactly good. I am more of a fan of 6 small and healthy meals a day. More like 3 meals and 3 good snacks. (I won't shy away from specific good fats or meats at meal times either.) It's said keeping a more regular schedule boosts you metabolism and helps you drop lbs better. Skipping meals can actually do the reverse.

    I am not really a juicer, so I can't help there but I do love a good vegetable or fruit juice from time to time. I find I am just better at eating fruits & veggies than drinking them.
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,408Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Or is there no way around tyhat?

    Honestly for me there is no way around it. I just have to suffer until my stomach shrinks and then I just get used to it so it's not painful but i'm still always hungry for more. Things to make it less painful for me, i drink a lot of hot tea at work and kombucha tea helps.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    sixelamy wrote: »
    To me, juice is empty calories, it doesn't fill me up when I can eat a piece of fruit with some peanut butter and feel fuller much longer.

    Trick for me is to eat smaller meals, but have small snacks in between so there's always something in my belly. It's a struggle at first, but you'll eventually get used to it. Sounds strange, but when I eat more veggies, I don't crave anything and I feel much more satisfied. Green smoothies are nice, but will make you pee like crazy.

    OMG. That is so true. Where is all this pee coming from!?? And gas, too? Or is that just me? LOL

    My cousin did the green smoothies and said she pooped like crazy and most of it was diarhea. But that has not been the case for me.

    I am really enjoying the green smoothies. I add frozen (I bought it fresh and froze it) fruit so it's cold and thicker...unlike juice which come out warm:-?. I need to go dig up and bump the old smoothies thread.

    I really don't wanna move this to the recipes section...I hope it's Ok that we're going so in-depth into food topics in the nonhair section.

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