Meir asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 4 months ago

How do you deal with hunger pains when you are trying to diet?

I always give in to them. :(

14 Answers

  • 4 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    If you get hunger pains then it is a cr@p diet.

    The best way to lose weight is by eating well balanced foods.

    With correct nutrition you will gradually lose weight without feeling deprived or hungry AND it will stay off.

  • 4 months ago

    eat healthy food when u feel hungry

  • 4 months ago

    cut things out with High fructose corn syrup it messes with the sector of your brain that regulates hunger.. also look for some tasty wasty vegetable/fruit-based food like applesauce or something that you really like

  • Eva
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    You pick a low calorie snack - 100 calories or less. Nuts, carrots, celery, peppers, and apple, yogurt, etc. are all good choices

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  • 4 months ago

    Most people use a calorie deficit to diet and eventually they are totally hungry and cave in, eat junk foods.

    A diet rich in natural fat and whole foods will keep a person satiated.

  • 4 months ago

    Drink water or tea or coffee (sweeten with stevia or monk fruit if required). Eat 4 stalks of celery. Don't purchase foods that you can't resist eating. Take a walk or get busy doing something.

    Hunger pangs are a biochemical signal that your cells are, in fact, having to use stored fat as a resource for fuel. They are saying "hey, we're on the reserve tank now. Time to fill up again." Your response to those pangs is a learned response as much as an automatic one. We are not starving hunter-gathers anymore. We don't need to rush and fill our stomachs the moment we feel a twinge.

    Try a keto diet. Hunger pangs are more severe when you eat a lot of carbohydrates and rely on glycogen as your fuel source. A keto diet can be difficult for some people, but if you cut out the carbs and your body becomes fat adapted your CRAVINGS for sweets, treats, and junk food will decrease. When you don't crave something -- and don't have it in your house -- it is a lot easier to quench the need for food with either no calories or a very low calorie, high fiber food.

    Let's also reframe your thinking. As Yoda said, "Do or do not. There is no try." Either you are ready to make permanent lifestyle changes that will help you reach a healthy weight or you aren't. This is a life long journey where you will learn to make better choices, you will plan for splurges and celebrations, you will have good days and bad. Once you find the right eating plan (aka diet), and start feeling and seeing the results of your efforts, you won't be as tempted. If you truly can't resist overeating. consider getting help for binge or emotional eating. People who've learn to use food for emotions comfort need to address those issues before they can be successful with other lifestyle changes.

    Good luck.

  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Fail, like everyone else, ever, on the diet.

    FIX your body and metabolism and the fat will stop being made, and you will be thin in weeks.

    Hunger will only occur when you physically need to eat. Your hunger off switch has been disabled (by sugar, etc.).

    Perhaps it's time to enable IT instead of your fix.

    Yes, you are addicted. Sorry you've been so misled.

    Source(s): "Fat Chance..." by Dr. Robert Lustig M.D.
    • Pippin
      Lv 7
      4 months agoReport

      Many people are able to lose weight successfully. And no, nobody who is significantly overweight can become thin 'within weeks' .. unless you are talking about 40-50 weeks or more. Weight loss takes time. (And of course, we NEED fat in our bodies or we die.)

  • donnie
    Lv 4
    4 months ago

    Hunger pains make me don’t even want to eat so I just law in misery.

  • 4 months ago

    Just to nit-pick "pangs" is the correct word.

    And the answer is don't starve. It's not about sitting still and not eating anything or only eating very little. It's about changing what you eat and more importantly, why you do. An iced cream is fine if you would like an iced cream. However, if you eat a whole gallon to space out and get high on sugar to forget about your dad's stage 4 cancer, you'll get fat.

    People seem to take a rubber band approach. They punish themselves for years of pizza by eating only kale. So of course it bounces back again and they eat more pizza and get fat. If you've been eating mostly pizza or iced cream, eat some baked chicken thighs instead. Plenty of fat and flavor and calories without reaching comedy level calorically burdensome.

  • David
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Try drinking water.

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