Ask the Nutritionist: Make Hunger Go Away with Five-A-Day

Q: Why am I always hungry? I feel satisfied right after eating, but then I’m starving in about 90 minutes.

A: If you’re following the program exactly how it should be and you’re still hungry in between meals, you could try eating more frequently, like every two hours or so, so that you are eating five times a day. For example, you could have three regular-sized meals and two Atkins-friendly snacks, such as an Atkins Advantage bar or shake in between your meals. Keep eating the same amount of net carbs and protein and fat that you have been, but spread them out between these meals and snacks. You should also do a spot check to make sure you are consuming enough calories. Make sure you are not taking in fewer than 1,500 calories daily. Some other options include changing the kind of fat you are eating with your meals, and make sure you’re getting your full amount of approved vegetables each day. The fiber in the vegetables will help fill you up.

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Disclaimer: Nothing contained on this Site is intended to provide health care advice. Should you have any health care-related questions, please call or see your physician or other health care provider. Consult your physician or health care provider before beginning the Atkins Diet as you would any other weight loss or weight maintenance program. The weight loss phases of the Atkins Diet should not be used by persons on dialysis or by pregnant or nursing women.