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    Davey

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    Filling but not fatty

    Post by Davey on Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:08 pm

    Hi Guys & Gals

    Right, I'm trying to lose a bit off my belly and heres my dilema, at night I seem to get real hungry, Ive tried fruit and orange juices but they just dont fill me up. Ive cut out all the currys and pizzas the last two weeks and its killing me, oh god I love snappy tomato pizza's deep pan with extra cheese, spicey chicken, peperoni and pinapple yummm.....

    So.... What is the best filling but none fattening food you can eat either late at night or after a good training session?


    Cheers people

    Dave.
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    Re: Filling but not fatty

    Post by Michael W Wright on Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:00 pm

    Hi Davey

    At the risk of telling you a bunch of stuff you may already know:

    What can you eat instead? Here is the real answer mate dont. What you are feeling when you are hungry is exactly what you are looking for you are feeling the process of weight loss. If you just replace one meal with another, even if its healthy, youre just compensating one set of calories for another, and that wont get you results. When your body needs calories, it tells you that by the feeling of hunger, and it will keep sending that signal until you respond, especially if it has been used to getting its own way. If you have the discipline not to respond then it gets the message, and therefore is forced to seek out fuel from elsewhere on your body. Where it goes for that fuel is your fat reserves. It will eat away at your fat reserves until it feels better and hey presto you are losing fat. This cant just be something you do once or twice, you need to train your body to react this way on a regular basis, thats how you will see results. From there its an upward cycle, because once your body relies less on your caloric intake then your stomach will start to shrink and your metabolism speed up slightly, and then youve got it cracked.

    Sorry if thats not what you want to hear, but its a conversation I have quite a lot with people who ask me about diet and nutrition. People say Im trying to lose weight but Im starving, which is like saying Im trying to stop drinking but Im sober. Thats because its working.
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    Re: Filling but not fatty

    Post by Davey on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:27 am

    Great Reply there Michael, Cheers was hoping there would be some super secret food that tastes absolutly great and does not put a bit of fat on ya lol

    Your has post has put alot in perspective for me, I did think when I get hungry its because I'm not eating enough to keep my body going, didn't give it a thought that it would be my body telling me I need more crap than what I actually do need.

    Whats your thoughts on breakfasts, most of the time I tend to miss out this meal and have a chicken salad baguette at 1:00pm and then my Dinner about 5 or 6ish, trying not to eat after 6:00 now.


    Thanks again
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    Peter Skillen

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    Re: Filling but not fatty

    Post by Peter Skillen on Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:32 pm

    you need to eat breakfast mate to fire the engine...
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    Re: Filling but not fatty

    Post by esther on Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:55 pm

    im interested in this topic also.I understood, that if people were to eat every three hours, something healthy, then this would stop your body craving food, and no hunger pains.Which is when you rush to the cupboard and grab whatever you see?

    Healthy food sugestions welcomed please.Pasta meals etc.
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    Re: Filling but not fatty

    Post by Michael W Wright on Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:05 pm

    Its the classic western diet of the modern, busy person Dave - a trap we can all fall into. We skip breakfast, grab a snack for lunch, then eat a big meal in the evening. Its the worst thing you can do - and the right method is the other way round. Its an oldie, but its still a good saying - "Eat like a King at breakfast, a Prince at lunch, and a Pauper at night."

    As Peter rightly says, Breakfast is your fuel for the day. When you wake up your body probably hasn't had any caloric intake for about 10 or 12 hours, so this is the best time to get your calories. It will burn pretty much anything you throw at it, and will use the calories to good effect as opposed to stacking them, which is what it does on an evening and night. A big bowl of porridge oats is the best start to the day, packed with low fat, slow release complex carbs and protein, vitamins and minerals from the milk. Shove some sugar or syrup in to make it taste good, on a morning your body can handle that. Have some fruit too, even have tea and some biscuits, now is the time to eat mate.

    For lunch, your chicken sandwich is a good option, just be wary of too much spread, or sauce or salad cream etc. Chicken or tuna with salad on granary or wholemeal is great. Try not to snack mid morning or mid afternoon, or if you do make it fruit. Drink lots of water.

    Evening is the time to eat light, contrary to what most western people think. You've already got your fuel for the day from breakfast and lunch, what you pile on at night will only stack calories. For your evening meal something like salmon with a jacket spud is great, or tuna with a small amount of pasta and some veg, or chicken with a small amount of rice. If you have a hard training session, its far more important to drink lots of water afterwards than stack lots of food unless you are a hard gainer trying to pack on muscle, which you aren't, you are trying to cut calories.

    That's just my thoughts mate. I know its hard, it took me years to shift away from my bad habits and eat a healthy diet. I'm not perfect by any means in my diet, and I mess up from time to time, especially when work gets in the way. But at 34 I carry between 6.5% to 8% body fat, which ain't bad, and its just hard training supplemented with some basic rules like the ones above.

    I hope that helps.
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    Re: Filling but not fatty

    Post by Davey on Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:54 pm

    once again another fantastic response from the forum members.

    Thanks everyone, soon I'l post my six pack, and rippling musceles lol Smile

    Davey.

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