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2012-12-13 5:17 PM

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I'm about a month out from starting marathon training and I'd like to drop a few pounds. Are there any good tricks to help me curb stop feeling hungry all the time? I'm trying to find a way to do this without resorting to anything from a supplement store if I can. I find that I'm very good at training and sticking to a training schedule but not good at all about sticking to a nutrition plan. At least not any that I've tried. If I try to fill up on veges then I end up staying hungry all the time. I'm not sure how to balance it out to work for me.


2012-12-13 5:35 PM
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Eating food high in fiber should help make you feel satiated.
2012-12-14 8:24 AM
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I get stuck in the always hungry phase when I really focus on eating healthy as well.  The best thing I've found to fill me up is a hearty trail mix. I usually make them myself and add lots of sunflower seeds (and nuts, and dried fruit, and dates etc.). Those little dudes are filling! If the situation is really desperate, I'll make a smoothie along side my awesome trail mix or put the trail mix in a bowl with some peanut/almond butter to mix with it.

I think that answers the question you asked...I read the post yesterday and didn't respond until today...
2012-12-14 9:56 AM
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They are calorically (sp?) dense, but almonds have always been my go to  under situations similar to yours.  That and drinking lots of water.
2012-12-24 2:16 AM
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Apples are brilliant for curbing appetite. I always try to carry one around with me during the day to stop myself from grabbing a chocolate bar from the shops
2012-12-24 5:51 AM
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Ditto on apples. Maybe also try peanuts, almonds, pistachios, sunflower and or pumpkin seeds. Protein + satisfies the occassional salt craving.



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2012-12-25 12:57 PM
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yrobinson - 2012-12-24 1:16 AM Apples are brilliant for curbing appetite. I always try to carry one around with me during the day to stop myself from grabbing a chocolate bar from the shops

Apples make me hungry ironically.  But, the basic premise of whole foods, including lots of veggies, some fruits, whole grains, and some lean protein will work just fine.  Just keep eating that stuff, ignore the processed foods, and odds are you'll be able to eat to satisfaction, although not sure about weight loss.  Might happen if you were overeating.  Just eat to the point of no longer hungry, not to full, and that will improve your odds.  Really hard to lose weight when you are peaking in marathon training due to your energy needs.

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I find the only thing that helps me is to increase my protein and lower my carb consumption. In all honesty, I think you just need to experiment and find what works for you buy keeping a food diary and rating your hunger after each meal. I'd love to hear what works if you find out
2013-01-03 9:51 AM
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Adding lemon to your drink serves as an appetite suppressant!
2013-01-03 10:22 AM
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One of the most filling things for me is greek yogurt.  Something about it keeps me full for hours at 120 calories.

I also find that three egg whites can satisfy my appetite for several hours.

2013-01-03 10:43 AM
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The Chupacabra - 2012-12-14 8:24 AM I get stuck in the always hungry phase when I really focus on eating healthy as well.  The best thing I've found to fill me up is a hearty trail mix. I usually make them myself and add lots of sunflower seeds (and nuts, and dried fruit, and dates etc.). Those little dudes are filling!

But in terms of "dropping a few pounds", are seeds/nuts the best alternative?

For example at ~400 calories for 1/2 cup of almonds you only get 15g protein. Like Noelle said earlier, something like Greek yogurt will be less than half the calories but the same amount of protein.

Just something to think about - moderation I guess - if you're going the "nut" route.



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As a former 410-lb guy, I'd like to recommend Chia seeds.  They are tiny, but they swell up to 10x their original size in liquids.  The husk is fibrous and turns into a sort of gel.  I'll add a tablespoon to my skim milk/protein shake in the mornings, and it helps keep me feeling satiated until lunch.  Found about about the things through the Wall Street Journal, and I've found them both in local nutrition stores and through my veggie co-op.
2013-01-08 10:34 PM
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Get off of refined sugars and grains. The sugar/carb highs and crashes are what cause a lot of hunger or 'cravings'.

Protein, natural carbs, and fat. From whole, unprocessed foods is the way to go fo sho!
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