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Nutri-Grain bar satisfies???

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 22, 2012 at 1:28 AM

So tonight I was bingeing. After a great paleo day I didn't feel "complete" and kept eating tahini, dark chocolate, raspberries, etc. But these "healthy treats" just didn't work! I kept going and going and couldn't stop or be satisfied. Finally I gave into a Nutri-Grain bar and BAM! After one or two bites I was completely fine and got to working on my homework/studying again. WHAT THE HECK!? If I had known this in the first place I wouldn't have gone eating so many calories just to try to fix this craving! It's like I just needed something super sweet like that....but how could my body be satisfied by something bad like that?!

A626cdde39acd957466796c57c97b17f

on September 22, 2012
at 11:39 PM

That's funny! And remember how we (and our families) thought it was 'healthy' eating those kinds of things..... oh well, now we know. I try to address my cravings by asking myself what I'm needing at that moment- comfort, fun, etc. And then I look for a way to get that elsewhere. It's a process. <3 Good luck!

2c24b5d535ab1322e037099d023039f4

on September 22, 2012
at 01:04 PM

Yes I ate Nutri-grain bars ALL the time for breakfast! I had about 4-5 every morning as a little girl haha :)

2c24b5d535ab1322e037099d023039f4

on September 22, 2012
at 01:03 PM

thank you kris, that is a great suggestion! I will try that!

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on September 22, 2012
at 03:37 AM

No- I don't think that it does. We all have times when we just don't feel satisfied- where we have cravings- most often it is because our bodies are addicted to sugar/carbohydrates- you need to go through a pretty intense no-sugar no-card period to get rid of cravings, and even then..they still creep up on you. Sometimes there just is not a replacement for certain things. A nutri-grain bar is starchy and sweet- that fills the craving. Perhaps it could be done in a healthier way- cook some apples with butter and cinnamon and sprinkle with oats/oat flour.

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A626cdde39acd957466796c57c97b17f

on September 22, 2012
at 02:45 AM

I have done that too, and then also thought "I wish I hadn't wasted all the calorie intake to pinpoint the craving"..... but I really think it's psychological. Did you have Nutrigrain bars as a snack or reward when you were little?
<3

2c24b5d535ab1322e037099d023039f4

on September 22, 2012
at 01:04 PM

Yes I ate Nutri-grain bars ALL the time for breakfast! I had about 4-5 every morning as a little girl haha :)

A626cdde39acd957466796c57c97b17f

on September 22, 2012
at 11:39 PM

That's funny! And remember how we (and our families) thought it was 'healthy' eating those kinds of things..... oh well, now we know. I try to address my cravings by asking myself what I'm needing at that moment- comfort, fun, etc. And then I look for a way to get that elsewhere. It's a process. <3 Good luck!

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23b437dce75ae922f1d0e6fba49b82a7

on September 22, 2012
at 02:33 AM

Things to try (in this order) when you have eaten enough food but feel like you can't be satisfied:

  1. salt
  2. glass of water
  3. magnesium
  4. potassium
  5. cod liver oil
  6. B vitamins

    If all that fails, try a multivitamin.

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68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

(5795)

on September 22, 2012
at 01:53 AM

Re-read your post. It sounds like there are bigger issues than even eating the Nutri-Grain bar...

E45c5a1c8df73da5e03bb6e7e90f8420

(644)

on September 22, 2012
at 03:37 AM

No- I don't think that it does. We all have times when we just don't feel satisfied- where we have cravings- most often it is because our bodies are addicted to sugar/carbohydrates- you need to go through a pretty intense no-sugar no-card period to get rid of cravings, and even then..they still creep up on you. Sometimes there just is not a replacement for certain things. A nutri-grain bar is starchy and sweet- that fills the craving. Perhaps it could be done in a healthier way- cook some apples with butter and cinnamon and sprinkle with oats/oat flour.

2c24b5d535ab1322e037099d023039f4

on September 22, 2012
at 01:03 PM

thank you kris, that is a great suggestion! I will try that!

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