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I have this HUGE project in my Lit class, and it's draining me. I spend my days in libraries researching, and my night hi-liting and notecard-ing. I'm usually pretty good about breakfast (normally toast and some fruit, and definately apple cidar since it's fall!), and, although sometimes my lunch is kinda skimpy, I'm pretty good about that too: a salad, some veggie chili, etc. As soon as school is over is when I fall apart. I do as much work as I can before I have to go to my job. I eat dinner fairly early then, about 4:30, since I normally work 5-9 at Fazoli's. Here in lies the problem. I ALWAYS get hungry at work. I don't know why, but my appetite just skyrockets. I always end up munching a few breadsticks, and then taking home some penne or something. I know pasta is good for you, but with the consistent diet of it that I've been eating, it can't be healthy. Basically, I'm eating 2 dinners, both of normal size, one at 4:30, the other at 9:30. On top of that, after work, I can't stop munching. I eat granola bars, salsa, ice cream, peanut butter, anything I can get my hands on. I'm not a big person, but I've gained back a few pounds that I worked hard to lose, and it irritates me. I hate this. I feel so unhealthy, and I feel fat (even though I totally know I'm not). Eating late at night just makes me feel bad, even though I know that I don't really need to lose weight, eating late make me feel... I dunno. Lazy? I have been feeling that lately, but that's probably because of this project in Lit and will be over in 3 weeks. Can anyone give me any suggestions on how to dig myself out of this rut I'm in and get back to eating good foods? I can't really just not buy only good foods, because I'm 17, and I live with my parents, neither of which are veggie and one of which eats all the time.
 

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Hy Lazorronn Here try potato and veg soup it not only helps to fill you up but helps you to lose weight for more energy pop in a few mushrooms.
 

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You just need to reverse your eating habits and try to get the bulk of your calories earlier in the day. Going to school all day with just toast and fruit and a light lunch is probably not enough calories so in the pm when you are working and food is everywhere your body goes nuts! Eat a heartier breakfast/lunch with more protien...then come evening you will find you are not as hungry.
 

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Oddly enough, I used to have the exact same problem. I work at Fazoli's as well, often the 5-9 or 5-10 shift. I would also eat dinner around 4:30. I would get crazy hungry by the end of it too. Luckily I found out how incredibly horrible most Fazoli's food is for your body so I was never tempted by it really. Instead I would go home and have a bowl of cereal. It filled me up just enough so I didn't feel guilty-full but keep the hunger at bay till morning. So I guess my suggestion is try a bowl of cereal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I would keep a baggie of dried fruits & nuts with me in the car & eat those on the way to work.<br><br><br><br>
Or another thing, a natural p.butter & banana sandwich on the way might hold you over till you get off that night?<br><br>
If your full *before* you get to work, you'll be less likely to want to "munch" while your there!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Oh! Don't forget your water, drink LOTS of water, sometimes it's not actually hunger but more that you might be a tad deydrated? I know this happens with me sometimes!<br><br><br><br>
HTH,<br><br>
Michelle
 

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Definitly eat more during the day. When I eat lightly like that in the earlier hours of the day, I definitly eat more at night.
 
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