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Welcome to Spark and good job on the weight loss and beginning a regular exercise program! I notice that if I haven't worked out in awhile and then I do, I get extra hungry. I tend to think that it's our bodies getting adjusted to the new effort we are putting in. Like mentioned below, you may want to eat a small snack prior to working out if you are aren't already. And I never have a hard time getting my calories, but I also eat three regular meals and 1-2 snacks in a regular day. It helps me keep my hunger at bay if I do that.

At any rate, keep paying attention to your body and make adjustments as needed and definitely find a way to get your minimum calories in every day. You're body is going to need that with your exercise program! :-)

Best wishes to you!


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5/10/13 1:07 P

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welcome to SP. There are so many useful articles on this site and the support is great!

Are you exercising on an empty stomach? If so, that could be why you're starving. Sounds like you aren't getting enough calories during the day if you struggle to hit 10000 calories. Not eating enough is almost as bad as overeating in that you will slow your metabolism, put your body in a starvation mode which will force it to fuel itself off muscle. Eating lots of vegetables and fruits will help keep you full. Also eating lean proteins and grains helps too. A nutritionist I worked with said we should eat protein with each meal or snack. Snack ideas would be an apple and a piece of string cheese or veggies and hummus.

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5/10/13 12:10 P

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Hello! I'm Kristina, about to be 28 yrs old. My husband is military so we move around a lot and I never really make any friends. I've been really watching what I eat and exercising for a week now, and I'm down 3lbs!! Still a long way to go though. I really committed to this when I read something about my cholesterol meds increasing the chance of women getting type 2 diabetes, especially if you're over weight and it runs in your family. So, I quit taking it for now and I'm trying to do all that I can to lower it on my own.

One thing I have noticed is that after working out (usually I do a 30min weight loss prog on my treadmill, and 30 day shred) I am STARVING!!!! Does anyone else feel like that??? I also seem to have a hard time getting my calories, which is 1200-1500, but I do good to even hit 1000 on some days. Anyways, any tips or advice would be awesome! Good luck everyone!!!

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