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answered by VISIONARY (9,003 points) 6 10 19
I experienced same since I'm on OMAD diet,one meal a day and it isn't always easy to stay away from food for long still my eating period but I try to control my hunger till I have to eat on the appropriate time.

First thing, you must get busy, I realise that on my busiest day I don't feel hungry,in fact most times I even go past my eating time because I never noticed that time has gone really far.

You can sip on water the whole day, it will keep you full and water has zero calorie.

Load your plate with more protein and fiber,this will keep you full for a very long time.

Avoid sugar,it spike blood sugar. Keeping one hungry and craving for more sugar and snacks.

Move away from where there's food and aroma of food,this will  help reduce hunger pangs.
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answered by LEGEND (6,007 points) 5 9 19
You can start by drinking a lot of water. Drink a glass of warm water first thing early in the morning. Drink another glass at least an hour before your meal. This helps to cleanse your system and get you started. Right after your meals, give it sometime before you drink water. This aids in proper digestion and it makes you fuller hence less cravings for more food.

Fruits are of great help and benefits. Eating fruits two hours before your meals not only further cleanses you, but it is also a good energy booster. It supplements you with all other necessary healthy nutrients.

You need to keep yourself occupied. Avoid staying idle as the next feeling will be hunger and grabbing a snack. You can join groups of people with like minds that will support you and help you reach your goal.
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answered by ELITE (4,052 points) 5 13 41
I am the sort of person who has to eat at regular intervals because if I go too long without food I start to feel dizzy and unwell. I have been checked out at the doctors and there is nothing wrong with me but I just need to eat  regularly or my energy levels get low.

If I am in a position where I cannot do this I take small healthy snacks like fruit or raw vegetables. I find that grapes fill me up and get rid of my hunger pangs. Drinking water or perhaps fruit juice also helps. I wouldn't normally recommend picking between meals but sometimes, if you really need to eat, choosing a healthy snack can help you get from one meal to another.

If you have gone 4 hours between meals then you will probably start to get hunger pangs but always make sure you have a healthy breakfast or you will be tempted to rush out and get the nearest unhealthy snack you can find. Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.
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answered by LEGEND (6,391 points) 5 10 21
I have gone one full day and a half without any food and the experience isn't pleasing at all. I only survived with water for almost 36hours. The problem comes in when all the glucose has been used even the least form which are fats have been broken down and used by the brain. I tried sleeping but I couldn't get any sleep, went out for a walk but felt like I was very weak even to hold myself. When you find yourself in such a position, all you have to do is keep smiling and don't go dull and let everyone know that you're starving. Keep your face always shining by washing it and apply some oil if there is. The only problem you'll encounter is that, your brain will no longer think straight. In fact warm water can really help and if you can have or get some fruits they'll help a lot.
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answered by LEGEND (6,077 points) 6 9 22
Although it might be very difficult to control hunger perhaps due to it been an involuntary action, there are practicable ways one can keep it in check. It being an involuntary action makes it impossible for one to control it when it comes calling. With that said, personally, I have come up with ways I can control hunger whenever I am not having the appetite to eat or there is no food around.

The first thing I would do is to try as much as possible to take my mind off the hunger. Over the years, I have come to the discovery that whatever one thinks of frequently takes root in the life of that person. I have applied this same principle in controlling hunger and it has worked to some certain degree.

Furthermore, just in case the above method fails to work, I would switch to eating of fruits and drinking a whole of water too.(This I do more often if I choose to fast while there is food around)
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answered by LEGEND (6,078 points) 2 10 28
What I know when it comes to hunger control is that, you need to drink a lot of water. Also, the proper ways is to eat every 4 hours and only eat small meals. Small meals will avoid you getting hungry during the 6 hours interval, when you are awake. If you do not skip meals, you will not feel hungry because the time that the food will be used as a energy is in between 1 to 2 hours. You will be hungry again after doing a lot of task after 4 hours, but if you eat after 4 hours, then you don't have to worry of getting hungry after or before 12 in the afternoon. The ideal time of eating food are 6 am, 10 am, 12-1pm and 6pm, if you have a snack, have it before an hour before you go to sleep so that your digestive will have a chance to digest what you eat or else you will be having a hard time sleeping.

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