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, 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
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
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
Additional Answers (1)
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
Sponsored results
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Upload your Resume for free, put it in front of 1000's of Employers
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-216