Well look on the bright side of things, you can use this as an opportunity to eat calorie dense foods you would normally avoid (to feel full). Do you like peanut butter? Look for things very high in calories but small in size. (which usually means rich in taste! :P)
Yes, I've found that coffee intake decreases appetite tremendously also. I've come to the conclusion that its because coffee is a stimulant, and a side effect of stimulants is decreased appetite.
If you don't eat enough, you won't lose an ounce.
The hardest part for me is not being able to sink my teeth into someting gooey, cheesy, greasy and/or fattening. It seems that this was a habit for me and it is hard to break although I will keep plugging away. I have noticed that when I do splurge and eat bad things, my stomach now reacts badly and I am in the bathroom for hours afterwards. Maybe nature's way of saying it likes the healthy stuff!
I will keep doing what I am doing and see what happens.
I feel for you as I am uncomfortable too.
First, does anyone trust the calorie counts for fast food? I don't, particularly something like Subway. It could be that your body is wiser than the listed calorie counts and knows that the human being who prepared the tuna salad put one or two extra TB's of mayo into the mix... that could make all the difference. IOW, you actually ate a few hundred calories more than what was listed as the "official" count.
Second, you could be allergic to gluten. Do an experiment and cut out all gluten products for a week, then add them back in and see what happens. I finally realized I am lactose-intolerant after replacing milk products with soy.... no more bloating!!
Third, especially to canarykari, it could be a gallbladder issue. If eliminating gluten and stearing clear of fast food doesn't cure the situation, do get it checked out.
Is the gluten in the mayo? Also they do give you A LOT of bread, and it seems like it should be more than the calories they a lot for it so you're probably right. I reallllyy don't like their wraps though, they are mushy and slimy. Their wheat bread isn't really whole wheat, either.
I had this problem for almost a year before I went and got some tests and realised I am wheat intolerant.
If I eat wheat, for a few hours after my stomach is bloated, hard and sore to touch. Unfortunately wheat is in pretty much everything so it's hard to cut it out at first.
Also, if you eat a very small amount of calories (eg under 1000) my nutritionist told me this can cause your stomach to swell, not to mention a whole other world of problems.
Try cutting out certain foods to see if it's an allergy and if not, try eating small, more frequent meals throughout the day!
'Little and often' is a way to beat the bloat. A small, healthy breakfast followed by light snacks... fresh fruit, yoghurt..... and light meals is the best way to get to your total for the day. 2oz of bread is enough for a sandwich. A couple of thin slices of wholegrain bread doesn't overload the stomach... some salad leaves, a little cooked meat, a little mayo... all much more digestible than lots of white bread. Balance your evening meal around vegetables/salads, some simple grilled meats and a few wholegrains. Sip plenty of water and you should be fine.
I'm new here and you seem to know what's going on, I'm trying to lose 25 lbs, my problem is that I have been eating to late at night, I have been told not to eat past 6 p.m. in your opinion is that true if a person wants to lose wieght that is.
Also I have been eating wheat bread later at nite with butter of course, not just one or two slices, more like 5 or 6 slices.
The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.