When I first started I used to be hungry all the time and getting very little done on the actual weightloss part. What helped me is counting calories and trying lots of new stuff. I think most people make the same mistake I did when I first started and tried to eat significantly smaller meals right away. If you've stretched out your stomach its going to take time to shrink it. Until it starts shrinking you have to fill it. I drink water before and after each meal. My meals are fairly large, but filled with thick veggies. If you eat a proper portion of lean protein (0.5-1 "serving" = ~100g or half a chicken breast) you can double or triple portion your veggies and still have the occasional pasta.
If the very small meal thing isn't working for you then just try a few things and listen to your body. I have switched to this way of eating and I lost the same amount of weight that it took me to lose in 6 months in just a few weeks. I'd rather not finish my food and save it for later than devour my plate and still be hungry.
current weight: 257.0
Fitness Minutes: (6,810) Posts: 37 6/24/11 7:46 P
Since the beginning of the year, I've switched to working out in the mornings instead of evenings. I get a lot more done this way, but I'm always hungry too! I usually eat two small meals, three snacks, and usually a good size dinner. I try to spread out small calories around so I can last throughout the day and I keep healthy snacks handy.
I've had that problem too. I've upped the amount of protein I get though, and that has helped a lot. I know previously I've had problems meeting my protein goals, but now I've added the occasional protein bar or Bolthouse Farms Protein Mocha along with nuts and dairy and have been getting the right amount much more consistently.
current weight: 164.0
Fitness Minutes: (20,806) Posts: 927 5/31/11 9:10 A
I'm new as well and have been working out seriously for about three weeks and I've noticed my stomach is growling ALL the time! I could've just finished eating and I will still be hungry. I try to do small snacks every two hours but that still hasn't helped. I think my body is just used to getting food and not actually needing to use it, that it doesn't know what to do with all this calorie burning.
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