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To worry or not to worry.. that is my dilemma

Friday, February 19, 2016

Today is day 2 at the gym and I am not doing so good at eating very much. My appetite has decreased drastically. I'm not hungry at all. I love going to workout and feeling the exercise working on my muscles. I know for that to be productive I need to refuel them but I have worked so hard not to eat when I'm not hungry. I don't want to break that habit and slip into old ways that got me overweight in the first place. Just not sure if this is normal with starting in the gym. Will it fade after the newness wears off or is there something I should do to fix it now? Please help.
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    Y'all are awesome! @ ALLTHECUPCAKES yes I've made alot of dietary changes, I began my regimen in December to establish a routine before adding the workouts. So I am very in touch with my body and appetite. I just didn't know if it was normal. =)
    1360 days ago
    I find its a lot harder to eat on the days I work out, or maybe I should say eat enough. One thing that has helped me to get the calorie intake up is a protein shake and a cliff bar after my workouts.
    1361 days ago
    I think when you're working out and exercising, it helps get the eating more controllable. If you NEED to eat and just aren't hungry, try making a protein shake, a smoothie, something else that is nutritious that you can just drink slowly. That way you're getting nutrients without eating something you're not hungry for.
    1361 days ago
    It's probably your body adjusting. Your hunger should return. :)
    1361 days ago
  • no profile photo ALLTHECUPCAKES
    Oh my, you certainly freaked some people out. :)

    I have this problem, too. I've been consistently working out for a while, and I'm just not as hungry. I thought it was because I had a cold, but that is long gone and my appetite is still decreased. I think some of it could be because I make an effort to balance my macros and don't end up ravenous from blood sugar fluctuations. I used to get way too many carbs. I still eat plenty of them, but try not to eat them alone. So now I'm more like, "I guess I could eat," instead of, "If I don't eat right now I WILL DIE."

    Have you made similar changes to what you are eating?
    1361 days ago
    @AHMED2425, I eat, I've just noticed a huge decrease in my appetite. FOR THE RECORD I'M NOT STARVING MYSELF!!! I never force myself to eat if I'm not hungry. I don't have an eating get disorder by any means. I'm just curious if it's normal.
    1361 days ago
  • no profile photo SHORTSTORY2
    DON'T starve yourself!! Not eating is as bad as over eating! Just eat regular meals---healthy choices and small portions. Use the tracker on Spark to make sure you are getting the correct nutrition. It's a life style change so will take time. Good luck to you!!!
    1361 days ago
    Losing weight and working out can become very addicting! And that is okay. But, you cannot starve yourself and do that. That is an eating disorder. You don't have to feel like you are just eating calories, eat something healthy. Make a smoothie. :)
    1361 days ago
    Pick a small amount of healthy snack choices until your palate gets use to your changes!
    1361 days ago
  • AHMED2425
    Are you not eating at all or not eatin when you work out
    1361 days ago
  • AHMED2425
    Bro you can't just starve yourself. You gotta eat.
    1361 days ago
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