Why one day do I feel hungry even though I hate decent? and the next I cannot finish the littlest meal?
Today was a hungry day for me. My stomach felt empty no matter how much I ate. The only reason I can think of is that I splurged and had pancakes for breakfast. I usually skip breakfast, and I feel less hungry and more energetic throughout the day when I do. But today I messed up and ate breakfast, and instead of eating something high in protein I had something high in sugar and simple carbs. And I felt TERRIBLE all day. I mean terrible.
So, yeah, for me it's eating lots of carbs, especially early in the day, and not enough protein. I guess it messes with my glucose levels so my body thinks it's hungry?
I'm wondering if something is a trigger for me. Like morning/afternoon coffee... I stopped creamer and sugar in it.
I am feeling the same way today. Two weeks ago I was struggling eat atleast 1200 calories. And today all I can think about is FOOD!
What has saved me today are low cal snacks that are nutritionally good. Like baby carrots, oven roasted deli meat slices and string cheese. If I didn't have these filling snacks, I'd be really tempted to eat lots of sugary/fattening foods.
One slice of deli meat, depending on the brand, can have 20 to 60 calories which isn't much. Rolling a slice over Kraft 2% milk cheese only adds 50 calories. Add some carrot sticks, apple slices or grapes and you have a decent snack.
My theory as to why we feel hungrier some days has to do with what we ate/weighed a few days ago. (Plus hormones which are effected by stress, monthly cycles etc., but I won't get into that, but you should do some research, maybe you'll find your answer). Anyways, after an indulgent weekend (having drinks with friends) I get cravings for sugary foods and my appetite increases. Also, if I recently lost some weight my body starts screaming at me that I'm starving and to eat, eat, eat.
So, my advice is to try to have a daily routine (even on weekends which tends to be my downfall) and when you're body starts craving things, just tough it out. It will pass in a day or two. As long as you are eating a healthy amount with lots of nutrients, then you shouldn't worry. But if you find yourself craving things other than doughnuts and fried chicken, like non-edible stuff like chalk or ashes, or if you develop an insatiable thirst, then get it checked out by a doc.