Could be a couple three different things at work here. When we first start out (or start over or whatever), suddenly restricting our calories can be really hard. Sometimes it's better to get an idea of how much we "normally" eat, and then gradually over a few weeks' time, cut the calories back til we're eating within our range. I started out by just cutting out the sugary dessert-type stuff and most junk food-- even though I was still eating over my range. Sort of worked my way into, staying within my range.
And then too... we need to consider if we're giving Spark an accurate (or, as accurate as possible) estimate of the calories we burn each week through exercise. Do you track your exercise in the Fitness Tracker? When I started out, I told Spark that I was sedentary and only planned to do a little 10 minute walk, 3 days a week. I ended up actually going over that almost immediately-- and was starving all the time. I needed to update my Fitness to reflect what I was actually doing. (Which increases your range to eat.)
And also.... it could depend on the types of things you're eating during the day. Getting some good, solid nutrition and balancing out those carbs, fat, and protein grams. Planning a good snack before bedtime, that includes carbs, fat, and protein. Plus getting enough fiber. Drinking enough water. Sometimes thrist masquerades as hunger.
If you could share your Food Tracker for a while, you'd get some more specific suggestions about the types of foods that would help you keep from feeling hungry.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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