How do you fight the constant hunger?

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  1. tborreg1

    tborreg1 New Member

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    This is going to be extremely weird. I am not pregnant, but i am on medication that causes extreme hunger (megestrol). After a google search i found out pregnant women have high levels of progesterone.

    Does anyone have tips on how to fight the constant hungry feeling? I have gained 65 lbs and i am miserable. Just this morning i broke down and just wanted to feel full for one moment. its this constant empty, painful feeling in my stomach. I just want it go to away. I'm exercising and focusing on healthy foods. But i spend every moment of the day hungry, unless i overeat.

    I hope this question isnt too weird!
     
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    Princess81 Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps try drinking lots of water? Or if you have to eat a huge amount of food, what about a really large salad? Veggies? Low sugar fruits?
     
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    tborreg1 New Member

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    For lunch i have chicken with a huge portion of broccoli (which i love) an hour later i am hungry. :shock: I also drink lots of water. Its really strange, i dont feel full often. The only food that makes me feel full for hours is if i eat a steak with my veggys. But i cant do that everyday with all the calories it has.
     
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    WinterWolf Well-Known Member

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    Chug a lot of water (like 1L before a meal) and chew gum when you're feeling snacky. Also find things to keep your mind/hands busy so you're not as focused on the hunger. When you do eat, focus on things like porridge that are slow to release energy. Veggies take no time to digest, you need protein and low-GI carbs to keep your belly full for longer.
     
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  5. Kitana

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    Maybe take some protein shakes to make you feel fuller? When I was pregnant, exercised and had to avoid carbs due to gestational diabetes, I ate lots of proteins and veggies and kept carbs low. Not too low though since not all carbs are bad, you still need some fibers to be able to go to the restroom. Instead of snacking at around 4pm, I would sometimes take a protein shake to avoid snacking on bad carbs.x
     
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    Natalie8964 Well-Known Member

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    I'd say all of the above, plus you probably need to try and get a lot of exercise in if you're able to so you're burning off calories. To lose weight you just need to be in a calorie deficit, but your situation is a bit different. I can only speak for myself and I am not an expert and would suggest speaking with a nutritionist or something similar to make sure whatever you're doing is safe
     

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