Post # 1
I seriously feel like I could eat every 30 minutes. This has been going on for about 3 to 4 days now. I’ve been eating lots of protein, but it doesn’t seem to matter.. within an hour it feels like mealtime again. I am definately not one that can “ignore” my hunger. I’ve been trying to “smother” it with water or coffee, but today it just didn’t work. It’s 1:30 am (technically 2:30 I guess) I’m still awake and I just had a freaking burrito! Somebody help…
Post # 3
I too become an eating machine when I work out regularly. My only advice is to go to bed!!!! 😉
Post # 4
Have you tried increasing your water intake, decreasing your carbs, increasing protein adn increasing fat?
Post # 5
Maybe eat some bulky things with your protein? A salad will make you feel full and take little while to digest without the calories. Of course keep eating protein. Try eating something like a rice cake and see how long those 80 calories hold you. Also make sure you’re eating whole grains and vegetables.
Post # 6
I would try to snack on fruits, vegetables, and grains. The fiber will keep you feeling fuller than protein alone.
Post # 7
Are you cutting back on carbs? You need carbs. If you are trying to avoid them, eat a whole wheat bagel or WW toast in the AM with some fruit. I also like to have a dozen plain almonds and an orange for an in-between meals snack.
Post # 8
This is pretty natural. I’ve found that there’s only so much I can reduce my appetite without finding myself shaking with hunger and unable to work out or get through the day or do anything, really. Most people need carbs to fuel workouts, so make sure you’re getting some especially before you work out. Make sure you’re getting protein and fat, too, to keep you full longer, as well as fruits and veggies for fiber and nutrients. Also, be sure you eat until you’re ever-so-slightly full. Not painfully stuffed, but not just taking the hunger edge off, either. Like if 1 is starving and 10 is after Thanksgiving, eat to 7 not 5 or 6. I find that the difference between eating until satiated and eating until no longer hungry is the difference between being hungry an hour later and actually going long enough without needing food to be a productive human being.
Post # 9
Yeah, I wouldn’t focus so exclusively on protein. Get some complex carbs in your diet: whole grains, vegetables, etc.
When I have that ravished feel after excercising, I stop by the local co-op and buy a grain salad. That way I don’t gorge myself on crap.
Post # 10
Even just one piece of the Wasa hearty bread makes me feel full. And it’s only 41 calories, with 2g of fiber. Or an apple. I feel like a good crunchy apple is a good post-workout food as well.
And a good amount of water too!
Post # 11
I felt that way, but about a month later it seemed to subside and I’m not starving all the time anymore.
Post # 12
I have no advice, just wanted to drop in to give you my support for being so dedicated and working out! Also, I saw your knee is crapping out on you and I hope you feel better!
Post # 13
Awww @ everyone 🙂 Thanks for the advice! Honestly, I have been kind of avoiding carbs lately. Not completely, but not as much as I used to eat them (i.e. cutting back on bread, crackers, etc) and I think that might be what’s doing it (making me hungrier). I will definately try to eat a LITTLE bit more carbs during my day, as well as the protein/veggies.
@ VirginiaMarie – Thank you – That is very sweet of you – I haven’t decided what I’m going to do about my knee yet, but I think I better ease up on it at least for the next few days..