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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Okay just a thought... Why is it the more you work out the more you want to eat!! uggg...

I am working out more, trying to get this weight moving... in the right direction... and that would be OFF of me lol..... But it seems the more I work out the hungrier I get.. and okay I understand it BUT just wish it wasn't the way it has to be... I mean okay it just seems like its making my efforts all for nothing. Its aggravating!! And don't get me wrong for the most part I am staying with in my calorie limits.. but have been trying to stay at the lower end of it! But the more I work out it seems I am starting to eat the all of the so called aloud calorie limit. I have got to find away to work out more and EAT less lol

Anyone have any tips or tricks lol please share!! emoticon
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    I think we all agree, protein is the key! Make sure you're getting enough good fats in too, fat helps us to feel full. I'm guessing the hunger is proof that you're working really hard though!
    2504 days ago
    It is clear you are doing such great work! Protein should make things a lot better.

    Keep on rocking it!!

    2504 days ago
  • CHELLI1018
    I totally agree with Tracy. Protein is the answer. I also find that if I think I am hungry I will drink water first. If the hungry feeling goes away, then I know I was thirsty and not hungry. I know that sounds strange, but it's how my body seems to work.
    2504 days ago
    My approach:


    Foods with low caloric density, filling, gradual carb release, longer time to digest, and avoid simple easily digestable Carbs

    Eat snacks every few hours, and water at that time to prevent hunger.

    Snack before workouts and appropriate calories right after

    Gave my body time to adjust to new routine

    Good luck!
    2504 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/12/2012 1:47:31 PM
    Are you not drinking enough and interpreting thirst as hunger? When I do a hard work out, for example my ST at the gym where I lift weights for 90 minutes followed by 30 minutes of vigorous cycling at a moderately high resistance I generally drink 6-9 glasses of water and when I am done have no desire to eat until dinner time. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger. Good luck!
    2504 days ago
  • WINNIE1978
    I agree with the others that said more protein. You might also want to find lower calorie foods to fill you up... veggies are your friend!
    2504 days ago
    You definitely need more protein! That will keep you from becoming so hungry!
    2504 days ago
    If you know how many calories you are burning per week, be sure to enter that into your plan. If you look at the goals section on the 'Start' page, right under the Calories Burned ticker, there is a link you can click to add how many calories you are burning per week. If you put in your calories burned you may find that the calorie range allowed on your food tracker goes up. I know that when I was burning 3,000 calories a week and put it in that entry, I was supposed to be eating more per day. This keeps the body from going into starvation mode and refusing to give up the fat. (If you know this already, ignore me, I just happened to notice that lots of folks don't see that little option. Good luck!
    2504 days ago
    I'm with Tracy...more protein. But I understand your frustration..I'm always starving after a workout. If it was a good workout, sometimes I will drink a cup of low-fat chocolate milk...yummy! (I read somewhere it was good for ya after a workout.) Keep going...your doing great!!
    2504 days ago
    Hi Tara. Maybe its what your eating? I know the key for me is high protein. I eat about.twenty grams at each meal. I honestly don't get hungry in between the meals and sometimes I have to make myself eat lunch. If I don't eat enough protein I find myself with cravings and tired. Keep us posted.
    2504 days ago
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