Feeling Hungry? Try these tips....

Hungry? Here is a chart to help you overcome your hunger or cravings:

1. How long have you been on the diet protocol?
Less than 8 days: It is very common to experience mild hunger the first few days. This will subside by about the 8th day.

More than 8 days: Go to question #2.

2. How much water are you drinking?:
Less than half my weight in ounces of water per day:You need to be consuming at least half your weight in ounces per water every day. Example, if you weigh 200 pounds, you need to drink 100 ounces of water every day.

Half my weight in ounces of water per day: Go to question #3.

3. Are you truly hungry? Like your tummy is growling? Or does that donut just look really good? :

I think I am just having cravings: Part of the diet is learning how to make better eating choices. Learning how to distinguish between cravings and hunger is a big part of the diet. You will soon learn that a strawberry can be just as rewarding as a donut. Please also see “additional tips below.

I really am hungry!: Go to question #4

4. You may need to increase your drops. Try starting with 6 drops 6 times per day and see if this helps.

Another way to help mild hunger cravings is by spreading your food throughout the day. For example, eat your “lunch fruit” at 10 A.M. and your “dinner fruit” at 3 P.M. You can also eat your melba toast as a snack throughout the day.

Another tip is to add a green tea bag and one package of truvia to a 20 oz water bottle about 3 times per day. This water must now be treated like food by your body and instead of just flushing thru your kidneys and liver it must go to your colon as well. This will help rehydrate your colon and get it back on track with healthy elimination. It also dramatically helps with hunger.

Here are some additional tips to help you overcome, hunger, frustration and even cravings

GUM – Chew a piece of gum. Sometimes it just feels good to be chewing on something.

SPICES – Spice up your diet! Instead of eating that tomato plain, try adding some italian spices, vinegar, or salt and pepper. Spices are a great addition to almost any meal and will leave you feeling more satisfied, so your diet is not so bland. Try the great recipes on the blog…they are all very tasty!

EGGS – Dr. Simeons allows for the occasional use of eggs on the diet. You can have one whole egg and 3 egg whites to equal one serving of protein. So if you are bored of chicken, fish and red meat, make some eggs! You can even make an omelet containing your favorite vegetable (remember, this takes care of your vegetable and protein serving for one meal).

BRUSH YOUR TEETH – If all else fails, brush your teeth! I know it sounds crazy, but how often do you feel like eating after you’ve brushed your teeth?

IMAGINATION – Before you cheat and/or give up, picture yourself skinny! This keeps me motivated most of the time, and prevents me from cheating.

WATER – Drinking water, especially with lemon or a green tea bag and package of truvia, is a great way to fight hunger. You will be surprised how full you feel after drinking a glass or 2 of water. Adding lemon helps with weight loss, decreases cravings, and provides you with some extra flavor.

GREEN TEA – Green tea is proven to aid in weight loss efforts. It is also an appetite suppressant! Try it hot or cold, and add some stevia if you wish. Lemon flavored stevia is wonderful in green tea. Don’t like tea? Get some green tea capsules at your local health food store
SNACK! – I am a huge snacker! I feel like I need to eat every 3 hours or I will literally die! So here is how eat my allowed foods throughout the day (Approved by Dr. Simeons) 10 AM – Fruit, 12 PM – Veggie and Protein, 2 PM – Melba Toast, 5 PM – Veggie and Protein, 6 PM – Melba Toast, 8 PM- Fruit.

TEA BAG--add one tea bag and 1 pckg of Truvia to 20 oz of water. After it sits about 5 mins it is like weak ice tea. This "water" will now have to be digested and must be processed by your colon. Clear water with nothing added is processed by just your kidneys and liver. Remember your colon is a large and important part of your elimination system and it is important to keep it hydrated.

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