If your goal is to lose weight you will experience some hunger but there are ways to make it easier.
Let’s talk about food choices and total calorie count. I am going to use the number of 1500 calories as an example. (could be any number that is a deficit for you). There are different ways to get that total calorie count.
Here’s one example:
1 large blueberry muffin, 1 16oz raspberry power smoothies, 1 medium fry, 1 cheeseburger. This would be your food for one day so of course you would feel hungry! There is also a lack of nutrients, not enough protein (you will lose muscle along with fat) and clearly not enough food. What usually happens here is we hear “well I don’t eat a lot and I still can’t seem to lose weight”. Volume of food doesn’t matter it is the total calorie count that does, so even when you feel like you aren’t eating a lot you can still be racking up the calories.
Now let’s look at another example of 1500 calories:
3/4c egg whites, ½ cup oats, ½ cup cottage cheese, 3 cups lettuce,14oz tuna, ½ cup carrots, 10 cherry tomatoes, ¼ cup onion, 1 cup spinach, 4 oz grilled chicken breast, 2 cups zucchini, ½ cup rice, 2 cups strawberries, 4 oreos, med banana, 1 single serve greek yogurt, 6 + cans flavored seltzer. This is A LOT of food still equaling 1500 calories. The majority of it is nutrient dense, whole food. Eating like this gives you the nutrients you need while keeping you feeling full and satisfied. Feeling full is super important to being successful in your weight loss journey, making it easier to adhere to your plan consistently over time.