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Nov 27th, 2013, 16:22 PM  
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Thirsty, not hungry

I read somewhere that sometimes the body gets confused and people think they are hungry when in fact they are really just thirsty and in need of hydration.

What I do, is when I start to feel hungry, I will drink a glass of water. If I still feel hungry a few minutes later, I know it's not just thirst. Plus, drinking a full glass of water before I eat helps me to eat less.
Nov 27th, 2013, 18:29 PM  
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I heard that too It's one of those things that I have the best intentions to do but fail big time.

Should try that drinking before a meal. Not thought of that before
Nov 27th, 2013, 18:43 PM  
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I've heard this and must admit when I was on top of my water intake I did struggle less between meals!
Nov 28th, 2013, 02:13 AM  
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I've started doing this, too. I drink a 16 ounce bottle of water and then wait about half an hour before I have anything to eat. At least a couple of times throughout the day, I'll drink that bottle of water and then forget about eating because I wasn't really hungry to begin with.
Nov 28th, 2013, 02:15 AM  
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I like to drink cold water and keep a container in the refrigerator all the time. I need to get into the habit of drinking a full glass before meals too.

There's been a few times when I was cooking a meal and felt hungry so I got something to drink to tide me over as the meal finished cooking. I forgot about being hungry. That could be one of those thirsty and not hungry situations.
Nov 28th, 2013, 08:16 AM  
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I do this too! I'm trying to explain it to my kids too cos I think half the time they want food cos they're thirsty! My 5 year old gets a bit confused and keeps telling me she's starving for a drink
Nov 28th, 2013, 13:41 PM  
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I need to start doing this. I have coffee every now and then at work but should start doing what they recommend in schools. Don't they let kids have a water bottle on their desks nowaday. Not so much for diet purposes but being even a little bit dehydrated makes your head go fuzzy Knowing how fuzzy my head gets at the best of times I'll probably forget the water bottle
Nov 28th, 2013, 16:38 PM  
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I've heard this before too. I do need to make an effort to drink more water!
Nov 28th, 2013, 18:55 PM  
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I've heard about this, too. I know it's something I need to work on, but I just get tired of water all the time! Does anyone else feel like that? Does it still "count" if you add stuff to make the water flavored?
Nov 29th, 2013, 04:12 AM  
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I struggle with this one, too. If I have a glass of water, I have to have something else to go with it--a cup of tea, coffee, whatever. I alternate between the two to keep up with my water intake so I don't get dehydrated, but sticking to plain water is so hard.
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