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The hunger

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The past three days, I have been starving. It seems like no matter what I do I am always hungry. It has been extremely hard for me to control myself and to not stuff my face. Now, I have gone over my calorie limit, but it's been mostly protein/veggie based, and I was listening to my starving body, so I am not feeling that guilty about it. I know why it is happening, but it is still annoying me.

It is the swimming! Whenever I get out of the pool, I am famished. My current burn calories/week goal is 1700. Since I have started swimming, the past two weeks have been 2896, and 2644. I know I should change my tracker goals to reflect this, but I was hoping I would get better weight loss numbers keeping it the same (i.e. 3 pound loss the first week). But, alas, I am hungry! ARG! I shake my fist at you, swimming. Just kidding, I still love you.
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    If you're looking for a yummy post workout bar--Aldi's has cheap knock off versions of double chocolate and peanut butter chocolate Special K bars... so good! Under 200 calories and 10g of protein.
    1957 days ago
    Maybe you get this and I'm missing it, so please don't be insulted when I throw out my little tidbits:

    1.) You definitely should be eating more the more you exercise. Go for starchy carbs POST workout.

    2.) Not sure of your weight, but each meal and snack should contain 20 - 30g of protein. Yes, per meal.

    3.) Water water water water water water water.

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    1957 days ago
    The swimming is fantastic. Great Job on the exercise front. I agree with Bradmill and Lsumis, if you burn so many calories a week you need to increase your intake. Balance is everything. You sure don't want to loose quickly and then put the weight on back quickly! Take it easy - you are doing great - enjoy the fact that you can eat more and loose weight at the same time.
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    1957 days ago
    I didn't like the fiber one bars either. South beach and kashi aren't too bad. I keep some in the lab for when I am hungry but don't have a chance to go buy lunch (or dinner...).
    1957 days ago
    Have you tried protein or high fiber bars? The Special K bars are pretty good. I didn't care for the Fiber One bars but taste is personal. Even still, you should adjust nutrition settings to balance calories burned to maintain metabolism. (At least that is what Spark tells me every time I go over my planned burn.)
    1958 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    Ha! Well, keep up the swimming for sure! When I started the Insanity workouts, I increased my daily calorie intake by nearly 500 on average. Got to keep taking in those calories to keep your metabolism burning!

    Congrats on the calorie burns and hang in there! You can do it! emoticon
    1958 days ago
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