I really have no idea which category this goes in, so feel free to move it!
I am feeling really frustrated right now. The last 5 days I've had an incredibly insatiable appetite. Prior to this, I was averaging on 1,500 calories (which is supposedly maintenance for me). So I thought that maybe I wasn't eating enough and the last 3 days I've been averaging about 2,200. It's been so bad I've had to get out of bed a couple times just to have a snack. I thought a few days of eating a lot more would set me back to normal but I'm still hungry all the time. I don't wanna gain any weight, I just wanna get my appetite back under control. Do you have any suggestions how I can do this?
I haven't increased my activity any and I'm definitely not pregnant. Just to rule that out.
Try high protein foods as well as high fiber foods to help keep you feeling full. Also try drinking some warm tea before a meal to keep you feeling full so you dont over indulge yourself. Good luck
Also make sure you're eating enough fat. Healthy fats help with satiety.
what is your bmi? Because sometimes somebody can be at a healthy bmi but their body wasn't meant to be at that low of a bmi. It is possible your body really needs that many too!
I seriously doubt that 1500cal is your maintainance. That's usually a losing amount. 2200cal is NOT a bottomless pit. I'm doing weight gain right now on 3500cal a day, and whenever I eat 2200cal I'm STARVING! But for an average weight person, 2200cal is really common.
I feel like we are twins right now. I was on 1500 calories for 3.5 weeks, doing fine. For the past 3 days I have been starving! I started eating...well, who knows how much more, I stopped counting...
Anyhow, I don't have many solutions to offer. But, I'm going to try eating more fibre and protein. And, change when I eat the majority of my calories - I'll try shifting more to the morning because in the past I eat most past 3 pm. Not sure if this will work.
Maybe our bodies are telling us 1500 is too low...who knows. Good luck!
Don't stop logging your food, even when you overeat. At least for me, this is a strategy that works pretty well. When I am not logging, I almost always eat WAY more than I should -- I'm really quite a master of denial, after all.
I fell into that trap on Tuesday... got a splurge attack and downed about 600 more calories than I should have. Had I logged every item BEFORE eating it, I suspect it simply would not have happened.
There are a some folks who are able to eat sensibly without logging, but for the rest of us, it helps a lot.
I rather suspect that the weather is taking a toll. There is something about winter -- especially snow and ice outside -- that makes me want to eat eat eat. Maybe I am part bear and my brain wants to stuff myself then hibernate. :)
BTW I know I am a P.M. eater, so rather than fight it, I try to plan half my calories for after 3 P.M. -- please let us know how changing the calorie distribution to earlier works out for you.
A really great snack that will definitely keep you full for a long time is GG Scandinavian Bran Crispbread. It sounds wierd but if you eat two small pieces with some nut butter and sugar free jelly, you will be full for hours! It tastes kind of like a Frosted Mini Wheat without the frosting. Sounds kind of strange but it is so tasty!
My BMI is just in the normal range. I'm pretty sure my body was meant to be here cuz it always hangs around in the same range even when I'm not counting. lol (I wish it'd go to my boobs though! )
I had my RMR tested and it resulted in 707...which completely shocked me. I am reaallly doubting that result was right. Either the trainer didn't do it right or the machine was faulty. I know when I'm resting my breathing is super light, and there were a lot of times it didn't pick up on the oxygen so I'm thinking that may be the cause. But he wouldn't retest. :/
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