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So I am still new at this, I am about three weeks in and I am reall happy with this choice, but I am ALWAYS soooo hungry, what am I doing wrong? Any suggestions for me.....
 

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Add more fat to your diet. Peanut Butter, avocado's, nuts, cheese if your not vegan. Add olive oil to things you eat. Usually hunger is because you're not getting enough fat.

Feeling full as a veggie feels different to your body than being full as a meat eater. You won't have that bogged down, overstuffed, heavy feeling that you got from eating meat. So it may be just that you have to adjust your mindset to what full feels like.

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How much of your diet is refined right now? Snacks, breads, rice, etc shouldn't be white if you want to stay satisfied.

Eating whole grains helps keep you full and keeps your blood sugar on a more even keel. Adding fiber to your diet, like adding beans to your salad, will help also.

I found, when I first went vegan, that I had to eat smaller meals more often.
 

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Protein and fiber helps keep me feeling satisfied! I agree with a PP that feeling full is different as a veg*n than an omni.
 

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Originally Posted by sagewinna View Post
How much of your diet is refined right now? Snacks, breads, rice, etc shouldn't be white if you want to stay satisfied.

Eating whole grains helps keep you full and keeps your blood sugar on a more even keel. Adding fiber to your diet, like adding beans to your salad, will help also.

I found, when I first went vegan, that I had to eat smaller meals more often.
I already stay away from refined as much as I can, did that before.
I got used to eating more smaller meals form Europe

Thanks and keep it coming. I do enjoy that non bogged down feeling though, it is nice.
 

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Be sure to have enough protein and fat with each meal.

I'm feeling like a broken record, but adding coconut products to your diet is a good way to get full: coconut oil, milk, cream and flour. Cooking with sustainably-harvested palm oil.
 

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I agree that including enough fat is key to feeling satisfied. Saute your veggies in olive oil, put avocado on your sandwiches, include nuts and seeds in all your meals. Also, keep some trail mix or hummus and veggies, nut butter and crackers on hand for snacks. Beans also help to make meals more filling - I found they make a big difference in keeping my dh satisifed on a veggie diet. Soups like split pea, black bean, minestrone, tortialla soup, chili etc. are favorites.
 

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I'm feeling like a broken record, but adding coconut products to your diet is a good way to get full: coconut oil, milk, cream and flour. Cooking with sustainably-harvested palm oil.
Keep it coming, people are listening!

Seriously, adding coconut oil to my diet was HUGE!

That and more nuts has made a huge difference in my appetite.

For op, remember, especially if you have gone vegan, that plant foods can have a lot less calories and more fiber than you might have been used to before. So you will eat a larger volume overall, and you will need more water overall to help your body take care of all that roughage!
 

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Keep it coming, people are listening!

Seriously, adding coconut oil to my diet was HUGE!

That and more nuts has made a huge difference in my appetite.

For op, remember, especially if you have gone vegan, that plant foods can have a lot less calories and more fiber than you might have been used to before. So you will eat a larger volume overall, and you will need more water overall to help your body take care of all that roughage!

We eat really huge portions since going vegan! And lots of heathy snacks. Need to drink more water, though!

I just got some coconut oil from on online source, http://www.vitacost.com It's a huge 54 oz container, organic and unrefined, and it was 20.00. I think retail is over 30.00. I also got some hemp seeds there for 40% off retail, and they have 4.99 flat rate shipping. Great site!
 
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