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Getting Hungry on a Diet?

Hey there! Basically, I have a pretty slow metabolism and am guaranteed to gain weight if I'm not counting calories. My sister and I both inherited this problem, unlike our brothers. Recently I moved and gained quite a bit of weight in a year by not paying attention, and now I'm back to keeping track of calories using Loseit.com, which has been helpful. I also stopped eating out and went back to cooking at home, and I've already started losing weight. Here's the problem. My current job involves quite a lot of dashing and brisk walking constantly and I'm on my feet all day, so I really have no idea how many calories I'm burning while I'm there or how to count that into my "calorie budget." Most days I'm find once I've eaten what I've allotted and don't get hungry, but maybe once a week I get extremely hungry an hour after dinner, and I'm generally awake until past midnight so that's quite a few hours of hunger to endure. I was wondering, in situations like these, what's an acceptable amount of calories to "go over" in order to not feel those awful hunger pangs? I was thinking somewhere between 200-300.

Asked By: - 10/13/2012
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The phenomenon is well understood by scientists who are studying human nutrition. If you eliminate addictive foods from your diet and get in touch with your body, then your body can be self regulating without any calorie counting or true hunger. Counting calories works for about 3% of people over the long-term. (Gina... More
Answered By: Skeptic - 10/13/2012
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Chew on a stick of celery. It has such a small calorie count that you burn more than you eat.
Answered By: Milly - 10/13/2012
 
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