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how do i stop eating? - April 5th 2009, 01:50 AM

i have no idea where to put this, so as its food related i'll put it here?

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i'm on a steroid && one of its side effects is it makes me permanently hungry. in the last month alone i've put on a lot of weight. [i just realised we can't post numbers..] anyway so yeah. i didn't really care at first, but i have a major surgery coming up and i need to lose a bit of the weight before then, so i need some tips on how i can cantrol these urges to eat all the time?

no, i'm not asking how i can lose weight, rather, how i can control these urges to over-eat.

and no, coming off the steroid is not an option as it works as an anti-sickness for the chemotherapy drugs i'm on.

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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 5th 2009, 02:00 AM

I'm going to move this to General Health, think it fits better there than in Eating Disorders. If any other mods disagree feel free to move back/to the appropriate forum. [:



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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 5th 2009, 02:17 AM

i have a tendency to be constantly hungry, and I've come to find that chewing gum can help me to not eat. i dont know if it will work for you but thats what i do :]


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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 5th 2009, 02:23 AM

tic tacs!!

it's what I do, because i just down have time to sit down and eat while i'm at school. i coach junior soccer, dance, have student body meetings and still have to hangout with my friends, so when i get hungry, i suck on a tic tac. it at least makes me stop feeling hungry. my loser friends call it my tic tac diet, but thats not what it is. I eat at home and stuff.
anyway. so much longer than it need to be.

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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 5th 2009, 02:42 AM

i always find chewing gum makes me more hungary. i say when you eat put your food on a small plate so it looks like there is more food. or take longer to eat the food by taking smaller bites and whatnot.

if you need to snack then snack on carrots or something healthy.

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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 5th 2009, 03:03 PM

Not the best of ideas to chew ice, but you can melt ice in your mouth. The water is good for you and can give you the feeling of "eating" or consuming something. It's what I do.

You can also ask your doctor for some tips, as this is very very common.


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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 5th 2009, 03:09 PM

You can try:
-chewing gum
-drinking a ton of water (or low calorie lemonade)
-distracting yourself with watching a movie
-staying away from the kitchen
-snack on raisins/apples/fruits and vegetables (celery/carrots)
-breath mints
-Eat snacks when you are hungry, but exercise more! Therefore you will lose weight.

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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 5th 2009, 03:29 PM

I thought of something !

I know that chewing gum always helps me when I'm hungry but know I shouldn't eat something. Or, instead, you can grab something to drink instead of something to eat, if you're about to eat out of boredom. I also saw a suggestion from one of the trainers on the show The Biggest Loser that if you suddenly want to go grab something to eat then you should brush your teeth, since, you know, not many things taste to great after you brush your teeth. Or just try and occupy yourself and keep your mind off of wanting to eat in any way that you can.





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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 5th 2009, 03:31 PM

There's no way to stop eating.

If you feel like you're eating too much then eat healthy snacks that wont punish your waist line.
Nuts, fruit, yoghurts etc...
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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 5th 2009, 06:25 PM

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There's no way to stop eating.

If you feel like you're eating too much then eat healthy snacks that wont punish your waist line.
Nuts, fruit, yoghurts etc...
And increase exercising.
yeah the thing is though, i can't walk so therfore can't really exercise.


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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 5th 2009, 07:43 PM

Chewing gum usually keeps me from eating, especially if it's a very strong flavored gum.Or suck on hard candy, that works too.


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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 5th 2009, 08:08 PM

Hey Elle,

I find keeping my hand busy helps me to stop eating mindlessly. I would try picking up a new hobby like knitting, beading, sowing, etc. Basically anything that will keep your hands moving. I would also stop buying unhealthy foods and stock your kitchen with healier alternatives. Even if you can't walk around you can still get some exercise by lifting arm weights. Drinking plenty of water, tea, and other low calorie beverages is also a good way to fill you up without packing on pounds. I talk to your doctor about this though because it is common to gain weight on steriod therapy and you can ask them if there is anything they can do. I hope this helped. Hang in there and get better soon.

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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 5th 2009, 09:59 PM

All i'd say is drink a lot of water

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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 6th 2009, 05:03 AM

Eat more filling foods- veggies and meat (they take longer to digest and are good for you too, esp protein). Carbs and sugars don't really fill you up despite being a ton of calories.



   
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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 6th 2009, 07:46 AM

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if you suddenly want to go grab something to eat then you should brush your teeth, since, you know, not many things taste to great after you brush your teeth.
that made me giggle but it's so true!
but yeah I agree with the drink things... that makes a ton of sense.
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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 6th 2009, 04:48 PM

I always chew on gum when I'm hungry and can't eat. You could also try the ice chips or maybe sunflower seeds. My dad used sunflower seeds and he says that helps him a lot!


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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 9th 2009, 05:10 AM

keep celery sticks handy (uh, with OUT the peanut-butter) celery actually takes more calories to digest than it has, in effect, celery has negative calories, and it will still feel like ur eating! maybe put a lil tony chaturie's or Tabasco on it for taste?



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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 9th 2009, 08:37 AM

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Yes it is quite simple to stop eating. You may not want to but that doesn't mean that it's impossible.

Eat more meats and some carbs as they take longer to digest and make you less hungry.
   
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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 9th 2009, 05:16 PM

ok this is going t sound weird but either chewing gum which ni think has already been mentioned or snacking on frozen peas , frozen sweetcorn or cucumber they fill you up and either contain next to none or minus calories
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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 9th 2009, 10:52 PM

Eat food thats more filling or before a meal-drink a full glass of water and when u feel hungry but recently ate then drink water until u no longer feel hungry-try not to drink more than 24 ounces or u'll feel the urge to pee sooner


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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 10th 2009, 12:00 AM

I know for me at least, its all in my head. I learned a few years ago that i could trick myself.... instead of using the motion it took to stuff my face [ (; ], I could redirect my focus by snacking on a healthy cereal or a bag of small fruit or something like that.

It's not really about how much you eat as long as its healthy, because if you eat strawberries instead of potato chips (same motion), you're mind is satisfied and you still think you're getting your tummy filled. I agree with ice cubes and sunflower seeds, and chewing gum works if your mind is focused elsewhere.

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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 12th 2009, 05:34 AM

Drink water, and something a friend of mine found was this: Don't keep money with you. If any of the food you're eating is from impulse buys at the store or fast food, you can pretty much cut that out by putting your money away.
   
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Re: how do i stop eating? - April 14th 2009, 12:11 AM

when i was on this medication that made me hungry i was only like 8 so mum made up lods of carrat stics nd stuff like that nd put it in a bag so nommat were i was i had that nd didnt eat more fattanin stuff it helped alot
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