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I have asked this before, but on Vegweb. So, I am having a really hard time with figuring out when I am hungry. So, I am asking, where do you feel hunger? Is it like in the stomach reagion or more in the throut? I mean a lot of times something will smell really good to me, and I'l want to eat some, but I don't have a growling, just a craving in the back of my throught/neck? What does hunger feel like to you (so I can compare)? Thanks<br><br><br><br>
Oh yeah, what should I do when I can't eat and I'm hungry? At school, I'll be really hungry (that's when I know it) and then it goes kinda away until I start eating. Should I still eat when I get to the lunch room?
 

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Is your mouth watering and a "feel" like eating hunger?<br><br><br><br>
Also wanted to add, can your stomach seem really extended, and sttill be hungry? The other night I ate apotato, an ear of corn and a can of beans and then some watermelon before I felt "done", man my stomach was bloated.<br><br><br><br>
In case your wondering, I am a recovering anorexic, so that's why I' asking this.
 

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KEEGAN. For Chrissake.<br><br><br><br>
Growling = Starvation.<br><br><br><br>
Hunger = "Ooh that pie looks edible"<br><br><br><br>
Do not sit there and wait til your body is physically screaming that it is starving. If you get a craving, it means your body wants that food, therefore, you are hungry.
 

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Example:<br><br>
I just ate a huge slice of watermelon, an apple, an orange, some grapes, some red bell pepper and a few bites of corn. I still got the "feeling"(but not eating as supper is about a couple hours away and I don't want to not be hungry then). What's the deal?
 

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I believe it's almost seven o'clock where you are Keegan. It's past dinner time.<br><br><br><br>
You still have the "feeling" because all you ate was a bunch of fruit. Try fruit topped on crackers and nut butters. Will help you feel satisfied/provide enough calories.<br><br><br><br>
And for the love of god.. whipped cream, dip, something. Who eat whole bell peppers plain? Doesn't that burn your throat?<br><br>
Your body wants a little tofu dip with those! Believe me.
 

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Keegan, I wanted to tell you that you keep eating things that aren't filling. That's why you aren't getting full. Not only that, I know personally I can eat as much raw fruit and veggies as I want in a day and never gain an ounce. Am I nuts or aren't you supposed to be trying to gain some weight? I say again, YOU WILL NOT GAIN ANYTHING EATING RAW FRUITS AND VEGGIES...with nothing to accompany them. You need protiens, more carbs and fat in your diet.<br><br><br><br>
I am disturbed that you are giving so much though to what hungry is supposed to feel like. It's MHO that you are continually talking yourself out of eating. And I think that is a very dangerous sign.<br><br><br><br>
I'm worried about you...and I think you need more help with this than any of us here can provide...and more help than you are willing to admit to yourself.<br><br><br><br>
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I am rolling up my sleeves, Keegan just eat, D**Mit <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br><br><br>
Charity, should we get SERIOUS about tie him up and stuff him or what??!!!
 

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I think it's time to get serious, freemouse!<br><br><br><br>
Keegan, I understand where you're coming from. I went through that period myself, having not had any proper concept of hunger or satiety for a year...<br><br><br><br>
After analyzing my stomach and every bite for far too long, here's what I realized:<br><br>
I weigh 90 pounds. If I ever caught the common cold, I'd probably die. Being a little extra full won't kill me. Eating too little will.<br><br><br><br>
I have a suggestion:<br><br>
You need to consume much food. This is established. You need to eat a lot to gain weight. The end.<br><br>
So, instead of waiting around til you think you're hungry enough to eat, set times to eat.<br><br><br><br>
For instance:<br><br>
Wake up, breakfast at 7 AM<br><br>
Snack: 10 AM<br><br>
Lunch: Noon<br><br>
Snack: 3 PM (or whenever school ends)<br><br>
Dinner: 6 PM<br><br>
Snack/Dessert: 8-9 PM<br><br><br><br>
Stick to the schedule. When you see a meal time approaching, eat. Don't wonder whether or not you're hungry. You have to eat more than hunger demands, remember.
 

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"Charity, should we get SERIOUS about tie him up and stuff him or what??!!!"....that seems as nice and helpful as joking with an obese person about taping their mouth shut so they can't over eat.
 

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when i am hungry my stomach hurts. and to my knowledge my stomach is in my abdomen area so when that part hurts i know my body wants fuel.
 

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sometimes I can't tell at breakfast, but I eat it anyway, same thing with lunch. I seem to be really hungry in the shower, or an hour before lunch, but then it goes away or something.
 

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Does that mean I overate if I start on breakfast when not hungry, and then get hungry after eating it and eat more?
 

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No, that means that you still need food. If you had breakfast while you were not hungry and then you got hungry and ate more that doesn't mean that you overate. That means that your body was still needing food and was asking you to feed it.<br><br><br><br>
I agree with Bethanie, too. What you ate (all the fruit and things) were good for you but they were not very filling and they didn't stay with you very long. You need things that are going to "stick to your ribs" and stay with you longer than two seconds. That's why you keep getting hungry and you can't figure out why you can't stay satisfied.<br><br><br><br>
Make sense?
 

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yea pretty much i wouldnt rely on yourbody to ttell youw hen your hungry. apparently its trained not to or something. i know its easier said then done but just eat a certain times. i dont belive that breakfast needs to be eaten at 9am and lunch at 12 or whatnot. but for your own sake i'd just eat at exact times large ammounts of fuel. with the vegan/vegetarian diet its hard to gain wait. for me at least. i eat whatever i want whenever iwant and im still skinny as hell.
 

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If you're hungry, and you don't eat anything, then an hour later you are still hungry. Just because your body gave up grumbling at you because you wouldn't feed it, you're still hungry.
 

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I actually prefer to eat before i ~feel~ hungry. My blood sugar can drop quickly so i just make a habit of eating about 5 times per day. My family thinks i'm so funny b/c it looks like i'm always eating!!<br><br>
I think you should just plan to eat at least 5 times per day:<br><br>
Breakfast, 1st snack, lunch, 2nd snack, and dinner
 

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Keegan-<br><br>
It might be hard for now to tell when you are hungry since you have been allowing your mind to override your body for so long...so try not to worry too much. I agree with Bethanie: when you eat a lot of low-cal stuff like plain fruits and veggies you can feel pretty full space-wise but still be HUNGRY because you haven't taken in much calorie-wise. So combine fruits and veggies with protein/fats/etc.<br><br>
Also, it happens to me quite often that I am not really too hungry but know it's meal time because I haven't eaten for hours....then when I eat, my body gets smart and says "more! more!" So I actually get hungry after I start eating...I think that is pretty normal.<br><br>
Hope this helps. Keep up the good fight, dear!
 

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Listen to austinswingrr. When it's mealtime, eat. Somehow putting food to your mouth reminds your body that it needs food. Then the metabolism kicks in gear and you're like, wait! I need seconds! Very normal, yes.. Remember when you were little and mommy would yell "Dinner!" and you'd be outside playing or something and not want to come in for dinner. But when she made you sit down to the table because it was mealtime, even though you didn't think you were hungry, oh man... the rice pilaf and biscuits are REALLY good and suddenly you realize you're famished and eat a whole bunch.<br><br><br><br>
And I'm the same way as beansprout. If I wait too long to eat my blood sugar goes mad all of a sudden, as if I'm going to pass out. I try to eat before I get too hungry.
 
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