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DROPCONE
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10/31/12 7:02 P

I get that too. Mine is somewhat correlated with ovulation but is also more random than that. I actually have one really busy day per week that I tend to not eat enough, and then a couple days later I want to EAT ALL THE FOOD! I just try not to go over my max on that day.



ALLICIAC
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10/31/12 3:02 P

That's why you have a range of calories, so on days when 1200 is enough, then great. On days when you are feeling hungrier, go closer to 1500 (assuming your calorie goal is between 1200-1500).



SEALIONGIRL
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10/31/12 12:24 P

Thanks for the feedback everyone! It's nice to know it's not just me.



NRSPAM
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10/31/12 1:55 A

I usually get that way at the end of my time of the month. I know you said it's not correllated, but it still could be hormones. If you're truly hungry....EAT! That's my advice. Just try your best to keep it healthy. Maybe you're really just not eating enough. 1200 calories/day, shouldn't be the norm. It's ok occasionally, but not all the time. If you're hungry, you can always have a salad with lite dressing, or some veggies with lite dressing, or a handful of almonds, or something. Seriously though, I believe if you're feeling hungry, you're body's trying to tell you to eat.....or to drink more water. :)



HELLENACKERMAN
Posts: 193
10/30/12 11:09 P

I have those days and I usually chalk it up to eating healthy and watching calories being new to my body and my body not knowing how to take it now that it's eating roughly half of what it use to!



MPLANE37
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10/30/12 5:14 P

I get ravenous when I exercise too much and thus my caloric deficiency is too large for a couple of days. For example, if I create a caloric deficiency of 1000kCals/day two days one after the other, the third day I am ravenous and end up storming the kitchen.



CHESAPEAKE60
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10/30/12 4:44 P

Yes, I have those days. I chalk it up to my body's sneaky way of trying to hold onto its fat. It doesn't like a calorie deficit and so sometimes it just decides to make the point strongly enough to get my attention. But like you say, if you ignore it it does go away.

Edited by: CHESAPEAKE60 at: 10/30/2012 (17:54)


SEALIONGIRL
Posts: 300
10/30/12 4:19 P

I've been experiencing some weird trends lately and I was wondering if anyone else had a similar problem and/or solution. I have certain random days where no matter what I eat, I'm just STARVING. It's like I can't feel full or satisfied, and I just want to eat everything in sight! (I don't, because SP has taught me the art of self-discipline, but dang!) Other days, 1,200 calories feels like plenty and sometimes I have to force myself to finish the last 100 or 200 calories for the day. There's no difference in what I eat on the hungry and full days, just for whatever reason some days it fills me up and some days it leaves me ravenous. It doesn't line up with that "time of month", it has nothing to do with fiber or protein, nothing to do with fluid intake, no correlation with stress or sleep, and I just can't really come up with a good reason for it other than, "My body is an idiot." I was curious if anyone has any suggestions for tricking your body into feeling fuller longer or at least if anyone else has noticed a similar pattern.
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