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Newbie - Week 1 Day 3

Today is day 3 and I am already shocked at how my body has adjusted to the new 1400 calorie diet.

Yesterday I didn't know how I could take it - all day I was drinking water to try and put the feelings of hunger and wanting to eat away.

Today I have eaten less but am not feeling the need to eat as much.

How did everybody else adjust?

I've always been used to eating what and when I want as I've always been slim, but now I've piled on the weight and need to lose about 3 stone, and the gym is not enough!

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How hungry you think your are is a lot about certain hormones such as ghrelin.

Ways of miniimising its effect include snacking - eat something every 2 to 4 hours - and eating more slowly. Also, to some degree, if you believe you ought to be hungry - you probably will be!

I've found it fairly easy to adapt to much more moderate portions. I guess I've kind of re-trained myself to believe a reasonable portion is o.k., over my previous belief that is was too little.

The surprise was that I really thought the process would be absolute HELL! And it just wasn't.

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Every new day it will be easier and easier. It is important that if you slip one day not to slip the next one…

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Hi Newbie,ive been doing about a week now and at first i struggled for the first couple of days but now im getting used to it and already i can feel a different in my body,so keep up the good work it will get easier and dont worry if u go off track one day as long as you get back on track the next. All the best let us know how your getting on

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Hi Everyone well done & good luck to all of you, this is day 3 for me, I am finding night times the worse time for me to cope as I wake up starving!! any tips on what I can snack on thanks :-)

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Thank you everyone for your replies, nice to know there are others in the same situation :)

@kaffi: I am putting cravings at bay during the day by drinking water and seeing whether I am really hungry or thirsty or just bored and distracting myself. How long does it take for you to get back to sleep? Maybe if you have a drink by the side of your bed or a hot chocolate before you go to bed that would work?

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I always have some by my bedside or i would get up and snack lol

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Hi bunblebeaz, Thank you for your tip I have been drinking more water & yeah it helps fill me up! but I am up & down all night to the loo!!!! I complete my first week on Monday & I am slowly getting into the program soooo much to read & learn will take awhile for it all to sink in, the calorie count is the thing I am finding difficult not really got into that????? I do find it difficult to sleep at the best of times but I do have a few personal probs at moment I am sure I will get on track soon!!!.... thank you for your help & good luck on your journey speak soon kaffi :-)

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Hi kaffi, I too finish my first week on Monday. I'm drinking lots of water too but I find the same in the night if I have too much. I'm the same as you with the calorie counting thing as I've never had to do it before. I've just done a shop and bought lots of fresh veggies, quorn mince, more fruit and frozen veggies. So going to try and plan a few things. Good luck with it. Hope to chat to you soon to see how you got on at the end of your first week. Have you done a weigh in? I joined the Tuesday group. Have fun with it.

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Hi when u wake up starving try some water boring i no lol but when we think we are hungry sometimes we are thristy,give it a go see how u get on. Good luck

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Hello, Its my 4th day today and I'm just about managing to keep under the 1400 calories! I'm not going to the gym but walking 3 miles a day (to start with!). For snacking I have been making myself a bowl of celery, carrots, cucumber etc to nibble on! When you are really hungry, try cleaning your teeth.......it really works!

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Dont starve yourself coz what you eat will turn to fat..... try eating fruit or veg inbetween meals or even nuts

If youwork take tubs of carrot sticks/grapes etc with you to snack on

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Hi there, I'm relatively new to all this too. I'm on day 4. I'm going to do the Tuesday weigh in. Like you, have found the weight has piled on and now need to control my eating more. I'm getting used to it a bit now. I've been the gym every day so far this week. My body didn't like the reduced calories for the first two days as I was so tired and had awful headaches. I feel much better now though so hopefully all is well. Do let me know how you're getting on, as I interested in how other newbies are coping and succeeding. Good luck.

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Hi, I feel pretty similar, I thought I would be starving but I’m ok. Well done.

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