Hi, I am vegetarian (and lacto-free) and seem to always be hungry, no matter what, when, or how much I eat. Are there better foods that could tide me over?
I am known as a picky eater to my family because I don’t like meats or cheese or fast food. As far as veggie foods, I don’t like beans, tomatoes, or melons.
I don’t think you’re all that picky of an eater. There are a lot of different kinds of beans though, so maybe you’ll want to try a few out and find out which ones you do and don’t like. Garbanzo beans (chick peas) are my favourite; I put them in salads with kale and some other veggies or I’ll just eat them basically out of the can with some lemon juice and sea salt. Try going for more nutrient dense foods. You may not be feeling full because you just aren’t getting enough nutrients from what you’re eating. Do you eat any veggie meats? I always feel more satisfied when I make a veggie meat with my dinner than if I don’t. I think for me that bit is just a psychological thing, but they’re tasty nonetheless. (:
Well, you should always keep an open mind and try new things. You never know what you’ll like and what you won’t before you try it. Hummus is fantastic – I prefer either traditional or roasted red pepper – with raw baby carrots or crackers or whatever if you’re not gluten-free. And edamame is not only a good source of protein but fiber also. If you’ve never tried them, they’re basically soybeans, but you may prefer them over other beans.