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Posted by: kimmy | 2011/09/01

coffee and constant hunger

Hi im on a new health eating kick and i have max 3 cups of coffee a day black with no sugar at all. will this effect my weight loss? also im eating all the time but still hungry for the things i used to eat. its so hard not to give in when you feel real hunger pains.

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Dear Kimmy
You don't mention what this 'new healthy eating kick' entails? Have you drastically reduced your energy intake? Have you cut out all carbs, and not just the sugar in your coffee? Are you very active? I presume that when you say that you "are eating all the time", then this means that you are now eating 5-6 smaller meals a day? There are so many details that you don't mention which could affect your hunger response. Drinking plain black coffee should not affect weightloss, because caffeine is a stimulant and on its own it will increase your metabolism sightly. If this new eating kick means that you are eating a variety of healthy, low-fat foods, then give it a chance for a few weeks, to see if you are still hungry all the time or not. If the hunger persists, then you diet is probably too low in energy or omits essential foods, such as low-GI carbs. You may have to adjust your food intake so that you stop having hunger pangs, because the latter will probably sink your diet. Click on 'DietnFood' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' and then on 'Slimming Diet' to check out a variety of slimming diets that may suit you better.
Hang in there
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2011/09/01

Dear Kimmy
You don't mention what this 'new healthy eating kick' entails? Have you drastically reduced your energy intake? Have you cut out all carbs, and not just the sugar in your coffee? Are you very active? I presume that when you say that you "are eating all the time", then this means that you are now eating 5-6 smaller meals a day? There are so many details that you don't mention which could affect your hunger response. Drinking plain black coffee should not affect weightloss, because caffeine is a stimulant and on its own it will increase your metabolism sightly. If this new eating kick means that you are eating a variety of healthy, low-fat foods, then give it a chance for a few weeks, to see if you are still hungry all the time or not. If the hunger persists, then you diet is probably too low in energy or omits essential foods, such as low-GI carbs. You may have to adjust your food intake so that you stop having hunger pangs, because the latter will probably sink your diet. Click on 'DietnFood' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' and then on 'Slimming Diet' to check out a variety of slimming diets that may suit you better.
Hang in there
DietDoc

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