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Anybody else not hungry anymore?


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I'm only on week 2, but I've adjusted maybe too well?


I find myself using the calorie counter as a reminder that I still need to eat more (instead of using it to control, or slow down). I could have my morning coffee, a piece of fruit and be good to go for way too long.

Two weeks ago I'd be eating a cheeseburger literally every single day, along with Cokes and fries. Every meal I had like that was 1500 calories. Now my intake is set to 1500 total.


My current weight is 194. My goal is 175. I started this two weeks ago at 198.

It's great to live on the cheap, but damn, this is so easy that I'm wondering if it's safe? It's weird that I'm just not hungry anymore.

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I'm finding I'm more aware of whether I'm hungry or not. I was absolutely starving just before lunch, but then got halfway through a (small!) sandwich and kind of forgot about it (I was on the computer at the time.) Good grief, since when do I ignore food? Wink

I think that now I'm eating for nutrition and health and not because OMGZ BURGERS ARE YUMMEH I'm more in tune with what my body actually needs. I was never a binge eater or even a particularly big eater in the first place, I just ate garbage for every meal because it tasted good. Not that a sandwich on multigrain tastes awful, but I won't eat it if I'm not hungry, whereas I might eat something more fattening purely for the taste.

You may be in ketosis if you are eating low carb...lots of people feel great and are not hungry in this state...generally I am not hungry in ketosis but I feel awake and don't sleep well...like I had too much caffeine...

Or your body may have adjusted to a lower calorie intake or better foods...

eating refined carbs causes craving to eat more as your body rides the insulin wave up and down...spiking and crashing, then you are hungry again...

I am no expert google these issues and you'll find a bunch of blogs on these issues...

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edhla: I totally hear you. I think I ate cheeseburgers for the taste.

I hope I'm not in ketitosis. I'm not on a diet "per se" - I'm just limited my intake to 1500. Meaning, I'm eating the same bread, etc.

 

Are you drinking more water?  That combined with giving up fast food (yay!), could be why you don't feel as hungry on so little.  I've started reaching that point as well.  I had come to realize that the more junk I ate, the more I ate in the day because well - it was junk - my body had no use for it.  Now that I'm eating better, I find I usually eat much less. Smile

I think it all comes and goes.  I have periods that I have to remind myself to eat, but then all of a sudden I will wake up in the middle of the night because of hunger. It’s like cycles. All I am saying it will pass and then it will come again.  Body is probably adjusting, getting happy and calm and then will ask for more Smile

I was just thinking that myself.  While a lot of times I have to remind myself to eat, every now and then I feel like a bottomless pit no matter if what I eat is healthy or not. :)

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I think it all comes and goes.  I have periods that I have to remind myself to eat, but then all of a sudden I will wake up in the middle of the night because of hunger. It’s like cycles. All I am saying it will pass and then it will come again.  Body is probably adjusting, getting happy and calm and then will ask for more

This is me. Comes and goes. I'm on 1200 calories and most of the time I could eat 800 an be completely satisfied hunger wise (even though there are still junk cravings here and there - hunger itself is gone though.) but then every couple of weeks I'm starving on 1200 and have to eat 1500.... or wake up super hungry. Basically... I eat when I'm hungry... if I go over and it wasn't a junk craving, I know my body needed it... if I am forcing myself to eat 1200, I'll have a couple 1000-1100 days (don;t worry, I;m hitting most of my nutrition goals except that darn potassium!)

its funny, because even though I go up and down... my average calorie intake is always 1200 or slightly over =] my body knows what it needs and I'm just better and listening to it now.

I want to start calorie cycling... but I'm technically letting my body lead =]

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OP, Oh my Goodness that is SO me on most days now!! I used to eat chicken wings like crazy before Feb 5th but since I've committed to enhancing the quality of my foods for MOST meals, I've found myself struggling to reach my caloric goal for the day PARTLY because im just not as hungry anymore!

One of the posters confirmed my thoughts that I should eat more, earlier in the day... It has worked somewhat. I personally think that the fact that I darn near obsess over eating and logging correctly, it kinda takes the JOY out of eating if that makes sense lol. I'm always thinking about this and that being to fatty or too salty etc... I think that after a while, after I've settled into my life long journey to eat right I'll calm down a bit and KNOW what combos work for my body in terms of fat, carbs etc Also once i reach my goal I may relax A BIT too!

Thinking and "obsessing" over NOT entering starvation mode prompts me to eat more like I should too! Lol
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Suriyah, I totally get what you mean about joy being absent when you're OCD about making completely accurate totals.

For the heck of it, I ate out at restaurants this weekend, especially for the "spike" factor of getting the metabolism going again by eating a little more than usual huge deficit.

What's killing me (and it's not the guilt of eating like I used to for a day) is that I have no idea whatsoever how many calories I actually ate. How many calories are in two delicious beer battered fish filets, fries, a little coleslaw...we'll never know.

And yeah, the "fear of starvation mode" has definitely had me eating when I didn't want to.

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