Day 103 (W, 110413) — Hunger

How do you handle hunger that won’t go away?

Last night, I was hungry.  I wanted to eat everything.  I devoured:

  • 17 Buffalo Wild Wings hot wings
  • a big bowl of refried beans and salsa
  • a tablespoon or two of all natural peanut butter
  • some sugar-free jello
  • some cashews and almonds
  • a double protein shake
  • three slices of salami
  • and probably a few more things I can’t remember

I also drank about 2 liters of water.

About the only thing I often use to curb hunger that I didn’t try was a big slab of ham . . . and that was only because we didn’t have any.

Despite all my munching, I just couldn’t get over the feeling of being hungry.

I have no idea what caused this.   I had a good-sized lunch yesterday and my normal breakfast.  Looking back at my day, I can’t figure out why nothing seemed to satisfy me last night.

Sometimes, when I feel like eating, I can trace it back to being bored and not coming up with something else to do.  Last night I was busy with several things (like homeschooling lessons with the kids) so that doesn’t seem to be the answer here.

I feel better this morning but it was really weird last night.

Anybody else ever experience this?


Breakfast: protein shake, kombucha, AGG

Lunch: steak, veggies Cissus, AGG

Lunch 110413

Dinner: Reply hazy, try again

Other food throughout the day: black coffee


5 responses to “Day 103 (W, 110413) — Hunger

    • Thanks for the suggestion but I don’t think that covers it.

      The Mud Run could be described as a six-mile run with a bit of exercise thrown in. Not dissimilar from what I do when I get up early and jog to my workouts.

      Still pondering…..

      New John

  1. I get these too, usually tortilla chips (now switched to quinoa crackers) and salsa until im bloated, then pound back a liter of water. Sometimes that does it, most the time it doesn’t though.

    I just read a really good post by Chat Waterbury on his site on what order to eat food
    1. Take Fiber 30 Minutes Before Your Meals
    2. Drink Room Temperature Water 10 Minutes Before You Eat
    3. Eat a High Fiber, High Water Food First

    I tried this yesterday, I don’t eat much during the day and I binge at diner a lot. I was really hungry but tried to only eat veggies. I ate a plate full of asparagus and cucumber. Then about an hour later had diner with my family and was full really quickly, it was satiety that I don’t usually get at diner.

    Good Luck.

    • Not sure I can find a tortilla chip which fits in the 4HB framework, Justin. 😉 =D

      Are quinoa crackers good? I’ve never tried it but I had a friend tell me quinoa tastes really bad.

      And thanks for the reminder about fiber. Considering my food last night, I guess I sorta counted on the beans and salsa to provide the fiber I needed.

      Maybe I can work these tips into my routine if this feeling comes up again.


      New John

      • Haha, no tortilla chips are not 4HB, I cheat too much 😦

        I forgot to summarize and say if you feel a binge coming … load up your plate with veggies. Beans have lots of fiber but I don’t think they have as much water content as most veggies.

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