Not hungry?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I am in week 4 of eating clean and I am noticing so many overall changes in my energy, my skin and of course my weight!! However in the last few days i am beginning to notice another change.....I am not hungry. Huge change from the last few weeks....I always felt hungry when it came time to eat...but now...?

When it comes time to eat my meals I literally am forcing myself to eat in order to follow the "program". I have always been taught not to eat if you are not hungry but ... I know I am supposed to be eating 5-6 meals a day. My calorie intake has severly dropped the last few days due to not being hungry? Strange. I am all about Eating Clean and I am taking great pride in what I put into my body (which is new for me)....

I just wanted to throw this out there...was wondering if anyone else has been experincing this and if so how are you working through it?
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    I'm not familiar with the concept of Eating Clean, but rather than force yourself to eat a lot when you're not hungry, perhaps try to eat something that is more calorie/nutritionally dense like sunflower seeds, pecans, almonds, avocado, etc. Eating something that is good for you, has good fats in it but will also provide the calories your body needs.

    I know I have a hard time eating sometimes, but I think a lot of it for me is that I've not eaten right for so long I ignore the signs that I'm hungry or put off eating too long. I.E. I know I'm hungry, but I need to get "just one more thing done" before I eat. One becomes two and before I realize it, the clock says 4:00 and I haven't had a real breakfast or lunch. I'm still struggling with it, but I'm getting a little better. :) Some mornings I'm actually hungry enough to eat before I walk for my latte. ;)
    3551 days ago
  • PSALM22
    I've noticed this sometimes myself. I've also noticed not feeling hungry even after a long (2 hr+) bike ride. Cleaning excess sugar out of my system also helps control hunger.

    As to the 5-6 meals a day. Listen to your body and eat accordingly. Some folks do best sticking with the tradiitonal three and others with a few more.

    And congrats on your first blog. I look forwad to seeing more!
    3560 days ago
    I've noticed the same thing over the last couple of days. I have learned, however, that if I wait too long past the 2-3 hours to eat I'm completely ravenous then eat everything I can put my hands on.

    Stick with the 2-3 hours and your body will adjust. I try to keep my cals at the "between" meals to between 100 - 200 cals - that's usually when I'll do a low fat/low cal/low carb protein shake (cytosport is a great one).

    Good luck and stick with it.

    3560 days ago
    What is "Eating Clean"? I don't think I have heard that term before.

    Thank you,
    3560 days ago
  • LCG1640
    I'm trying to get to that level. I am the type who gets hungry for the next meal and am looking forward to the day when I am no longer hungry. emoticon
    3561 days ago
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