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holtat 11-09-2009 11:49 PM

Hi Everyone

I am new to this forum, but have been reading it for the last couple of days and am truly inspired by all of you.

I have been vegetarian for a month now, and my last hurdle is to cut out dairy! That in itself is not really the problem, and i think i will manage.

The problem is, and i know this is a common question - is that i really am hungry ALL the time and i do think i'm eating enough. Yesterday, i had a huge salad with aduki beans, and half an hour later i was starving. Fruit doesn't seem to fill me up, neither does snacking on vegetables - i don't feel satisfied either.

I live in South Africa, so a lot of the brands mentioned here are not available.

Any advise - i would really appreciate it


calee15 11-10-2009 12:26 AM

hi everyone.. i love vegetables,,i am fat and i want to be a vegetarian..but i cant control not eat me to find a solution in my problems

amaroque 11-10-2009 01:03 AM

Do you have access to more carbohydrates like rice, bread, potatoes, starchy root vegetables? These will give you longer lasting energy than the simple sugars found in fruits.

WonderRandy 11-10-2009 01:10 AM

Grains, and concentrated proteins (beans, tofu, seitan, etc...)

MrFalafel 11-10-2009 01:49 AM

Just like everyone has already said the trick is simply to eat more beans, potatoes, nuts, seeds etc.

You may also want to consider meal planning. Meal planning is where you sit down and plan exactly what you are going to eat for each meal for an entire week. Here is an example:

Once you write down everything you plan on eating for a week, you can be sure to have all of the right ingredients at hand and be sure you are getting the right balance of nutrition for the week.

VeggieNikki 11-11-2009 08:32 AM

Are you eating enough foods with fat in them? I know I can eat tons of food and not feel satisfied if I haven't had enough fat that day.

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