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Fasting - fruits with low calories? (read if you have hunger problems)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 28, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Hello, one question:

I have noticed that some fruits and veggies, like cucumber (http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-cucumber-i11205?size_grams=52.0) have extremely low calories. 25 grams of it have only 4 calories! I think it will greatly help with my hunger issues.

Is there a problem which I don't see?

44ba137f415e519582c6900d33fde80b

on May 29, 2012
at 08:46 AM

I know that, but is eating a tiny piece of cucumber so bad?

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on May 29, 2012
at 01:25 AM

If you are talking about the fasted state then it's best to eat nothing at all. If that proves a challenge you probably shouldn't be fasting and eat a meal instead. No snacking.

44ba137f415e519582c6900d33fde80b

on May 29, 2012
at 12:58 AM

I am very well used to the fasted state and I never want something to eat. However, there are times that I just break the fast sooner than I want, so I just wanted to trick my stomach a little. 10 calories won't give me a full stomach feeling.

1aa42ad69e7a5ea23d748879e0b533d7

(28)

on May 29, 2012
at 12:04 AM

yeah, it's just water in solid form, basically :]

44ba137f415e519582c6900d33fde80b

on May 28, 2012
at 08:28 PM

I am talking about the fasting period :)

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93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on May 28, 2012
at 08:23 PM

Yes. It's not about calories for why we don't particularly like Fruit: it's the fructose. Why are you always hungry too? If you are fastIng you should end it with satiating foods like protein and fat not carbs or empty foods like cucumbers.

44ba137f415e519582c6900d33fde80b

on May 28, 2012
at 08:28 PM

I am talking about the fasting period :)

44ba137f415e519582c6900d33fde80b

on May 29, 2012
at 08:46 AM

I know that, but is eating a tiny piece of cucumber so bad?

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on May 29, 2012
at 01:25 AM

If you are talking about the fasted state then it's best to eat nothing at all. If that proves a challenge you probably shouldn't be fasting and eat a meal instead. No snacking.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on May 28, 2012
at 08:55 PM

I've never understood the reason why some folks feel the need to physically have a full feeling. I much prefer eating food that provides satiety without bulk. It sounds like you want to "fast" except with a full stomach. scratches head

44ba137f415e519582c6900d33fde80b

on May 29, 2012
at 12:58 AM

I am very well used to the fasted state and I never want something to eat. However, there are times that I just break the fast sooner than I want, so I just wanted to trick my stomach a little. 10 calories won't give me a full stomach feeling.

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35b2cb4d450e5288895c255dfdfff35d

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on May 28, 2012
at 08:24 PM

The problem is that 4 calories worth of cucumber won't satisfy you for very long. Cucumber is mostly water, some nutrients, and a little bit of fiber. I don't know about you but my body isn't tricked for very long into feeling full when I eat high-fiber low-calorie foods.

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5447e1f37d3ffa1525dac55be36ee454

on May 28, 2012
at 10:00 PM

If you are just eating cucumbers it won't really have much of an impact on the "fasted" state. I just wouldn't go over 25, maybe 50 calories, and I wouldn't eat fat, as fat will suppress GH during a fast.

It it best not to focus on food during a fast though, and let your body adapt to running without food at certain times during the day.

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