ALWAYS hungry... no no no, HON-GRAY! wtf?

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    Feb 25, 2008 5:33 AM GMT
    okay, i knew that when i started lifting heavier weights more often that i'd need to eat more, but this is starting to get ridiculous - i'm ALWAYS STARVING. i can't eat enough. i'm not getting full at meals, and even if i do finally hit a point of satiation i am hungry again 15-30 minutes later. i'm eating a lot of fresh and raw fruits/veggies, a variety of proteins, and drinking at least 64 ounces of water a day. i have at least one bar and one shake on top of that. it's getting to where i must be consuming close to or over 3,000 calories a day and i'm still wanting more food. even right now i am HON-GRAY (even though i ate a huge dinner not that long ago)! am i missing something in my diet that is keeping me from feeling satisfied after i eat???

    is something wrong with me??? (hey, hey! keep it on topic) icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 25, 2008 9:21 AM GMT
    I'm jealous of your metabolism....DAMN U!!!!...You seem to have a pretty active lifestyle so the more activites u do, the more calories u burn and hence the more your body needs. The feeling of hunger is linked to your blood glucose levels...once they fall low, you start feeling hunger. My advice would be to keep a snack handy to munch on throughout the day, that should handle the hunger pangs (the little ones at least). Tne thing that may help is to have multiple small meals throughout the day to keep your glucose levels steady. Keep tweaking the timing of the meals and their sizes until u're satisfied.

    Another thing that activates the satiety center and keeps u feeling satisfied after a meal is fats..a small amount of fat in your meals (buttet, oil, etc.) should help (but be careful not to overdo the fats content)

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    Feb 25, 2008 11:09 AM GMT
    Listen to your body
    If you're hungry then eat something
    ....but YOU are the one who's in control of WHAT you eat

    That will decide if this is something that will either help or sack your progress
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    Feb 25, 2008 11:31 AM GMT
    hey 100-year old janet... lol... i thought i was the only one suffering from the same dilemma... you being a dancer explains a lot... take time to read my profile and it would echo your sentiments.

    as long as you keep up your regimen, you can eat to your heart's delight! as dancing, to me --in my own experience, is the best whole body workout ever!!!

    much more advantageous for you if you are a professional.

    you may just be like me perhaps: on a "see-food" diet? i see food, i eat!!!

    you're just fine icon_razz.gif
  • BlackJock79

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    Feb 25, 2008 2:32 PM GMT
    I'm the same way dancerjack. I actually get PISSED OFF when I get hungry, it's like my body wants me to go broke feeding it! I've been trying to eat more grains and lay off the dollar menu's though... lol, yesterday, I ate a BBQ sandwich, fries (a shit load of them too), chicken nuggets and a large drink and 2 or 3 hours later I went to Red Robin and had a burger with steak fries. And I could of had a snack before bed. I tried the whole "starvation" thing and holding out and telling my body that I'm the BOSS! Yeah... that didn't work at all, my stomach let me know that it has the upper hand. One thing I have noticed... if I'm hungry and I watch porn my I don't notice that I'm hungry anymore... LOL
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    Feb 25, 2008 3:11 PM GMT
    blackjock79, it's normal to be hungry every 3 hours. healthy even. 5-6 meals aday roughly 3 hrs apart while your training. but eating all that fast food crap full of salt and fat is gonna turn you into the wrong type of large or a diabetic! (or both)
  • BlackJock79

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    Feb 25, 2008 3:37 PM GMT
    dakuk, I know I shouldn't be eating that crap but it's just so delicious! LOL! I think I may have been fat in a former life because I LOVE fast food. And then it's so cheap and easy... Ok, I really need to stop dreaming about food. I'm trying to eat granola bars now when I get hungry but it's like my body just burns right through that stuff. I just need to be more motivated about eating healthy so my body can reach it's full potential and I can be crazy ripped for prides this year.
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    Feb 25, 2008 4:09 PM GMT
    I am going through a similiar experience, I can't seem to eat enough. I have been hitting the gym a lot harder lately and bumping up my cardio also.

    I figure that my body is smart and knows it needs. Just keep eating what your eating, it sounds like you have a good balance!
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    Feb 25, 2008 6:17 PM GMT
    Dude I always feel hungry too, no matter what I eat and how much I eat I rarely get full and 15minutes after I'm done eating I'm hungry again and start snacking on something, I'm tryin to put on muscle and it seems like a good thing that I'm always hungry haha cept I don't seem to grow
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    Feb 25, 2008 7:00 PM GMT
    the days i feel the least hunger are the days when i graze literally ALL DAY long. the constant input of food while i'm in the office is the only way i've found to stave it off. 6 small meals is still leaving too much time between feedings - hahahaha... how's that? feedings? lol lol

    sorry, it wasn't that funny... anyway...

    i mostly eat raw and organic, but as someone said: i feel like i'm gonna go broke just from eating... you can only eat so much canned tuna because of the mercury content, and peanut butter gets OLD.

    it's 2:00 pm and i've already eaten 2 oz salmon, a cup of carrots, 8 oz of sun chips, 4 oz pork tenderloin, 2 cups lowfat plain yogurt with a 1/2 cup strawberries, 1 cup chocolate soy milk, 1 cup green smoothie, 1 cup blue smoothie, 4 pieces of beef jerkey, and a mixed salad with prosciutto. i'm gonna tear through this orange, protein bar, and ensure shake waaaaaay before it's time to go home at 6.

    oh, and by the way - i'm hungry... icon_confused.gif
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    Feb 25, 2008 7:09 PM GMT
    No. That's perfect! Eat! You're a growing boy. Your body is trying to get you up to a more normal weight. That is completely normal and what should be happening when you're underweight and active.

    You can get more satiation with more fats, and it'll give you more calories, but, if you are hungry almost immediately, I'd have to have you upload your diet. Chances are you don't have enough complex carbs, or maybe not enough fat.

    The fact that you are hungry is very good! Keep it up. You'll be 190 before you know it! Just keep eating.

    Your body is wanting to get stronger, and heavier, and because you must have done everything else right, it's asking you to feed it. That's perfect. Now, feed it.
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    Feb 25, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
    thanks chucky :-) i think i need more of everything in general... oh, and in that list up there, i forgot to include a high fiber cereal bar... where's that damn orange?
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    Feb 25, 2008 7:21 PM GMT
    Are you eating bread? Potatoes? Pasta? These will fill you up.
  • BlackJock79

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    Feb 25, 2008 7:22 PM GMT
    I just ate my granola bar very slowly and I'm feeling surprisingly full. I'm happy. LOL
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    Feb 25, 2008 7:25 PM GMT
    A granola bar? No wonder you're hungry. They're full of sugar. Eat some proper food.
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    Feb 25, 2008 7:27 PM GMT
    hey red,

    yes, i eat whole grain bread. don't usually have alot of time to boil pasta or bake potatoes. i bet adding more nuts and seeds would help - they're full of nutrition and unsaturated oils... i'm gonna try that...

  • BlackJock79

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    Feb 25, 2008 7:29 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidA granola bar? No wonder you're hungry. They're full of sugar. Eat some proper food.


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    Really? I never looked to see what was in them... just at the fiber content and the calories.
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    Feb 25, 2008 7:59 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidhey red,

    i bet adding more nuts and seeds would help - they're full of nutrition and unsaturated oils... i'm gonna try that...



    Yes!! A hand full of nuts should take the hunger away and if necessary several times a day. When I am feeling hungry from a lot of exercize like today I get out the shelled nuts. Shelled, because having to shell the nut slows my eating down so I do not eat past the hunger.
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    Feb 25, 2008 8:02 PM GMT
    eat stones! that's what animals do when there isnt any food around....oh wait....you got food....nevermind

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    Feb 25, 2008 8:04 PM GMT
    Seeds?! Nuts!? For fuck's sake. Sorry, but no wonder you are constantly hungry. You body is craving carbs. They're a major building block for the body.

    Buy a big bag of spuds and a big bag of pasta. And while you're there buy some rice too.

    You can cook pasta, add a tin of tuna and a can of tomatoes and you have a filling meal. Make time to cook.

    Ditch the "granola" bars. They're crap.
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    Feb 25, 2008 8:06 PM GMT
    Pay attention to your body, and make sure you are eating a balanced diet! Redheadguy is right make sure you are eating enough carbs for energy. Sounds like you are also blessed with a high metabolism. You are one of those guys I have been jealous of since LBJ was president!icon_mad.gif
  • BlackJock79

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    Feb 25, 2008 8:26 PM GMT
    LMAO! Seeds and nuts do sound ridiculous when you think about it. Squirrel food. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 25, 2008 9:16 PM GMT
    Seeds and nuts are great nutritionally - after all they contain the building blocks for life. However, they won't fill up grown men who are lifting heavy weights.

    Also, think about eating porridge in the morning. It will keep you full and release energy during the morning. Have it with sliced apple or apricots or raisin to sweeten it.
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    Feb 25, 2008 9:16 PM GMT
    You gotta' eat complex carbs, Pumpkin. Oatmeal, grits, farina, potatoes, rice, pasta, rice milk, whole grain breads. No wonder you're hungry. Your blood sugar is always low. Salads? There's no way you're getting 3000 calories here.

    When I go to lean out for a show, I'll eat upwards of 3500, to 5000, calories, per day, every day, and train my behind off. Beef jerky? Protein bars? Organic crap?

    Dude....here you go:

    Go to the grocery store...
    Buy potatoes and pasta.
    Buy rice, brown and white.
    Buy meat on sale. Good old RED meat. Good old white meat (chicken and fish, pork).
    Buy oatmeal.
    Buy grits.
    Buy farina (Malt-0-Meal)

    Ditch the over-priced organic crap. Eat real food. No wonder you're broke.

    Go to the nutrition store. Buy whatever is on clearance for weight gainer.

    Go to McDonald's at least once a week, and get a Big Mac with all the trimmings. No wonder you're hungry!

    Google on SR-19 USDA, or SR-20 USDA. Go to openoffice.org and get the free office suite. Get a diet scale. Weigh everything you put in your mouth. You're not getting 3500 calories. Not even close. Use the SR-19 calc, or SR-20 calc, from the USDA, or go to musclehead.tv and use the food database there. You need to be getting about 400grams of carbs a day, and about 300grams of protein with the rest in fat.

    Your body is saying "I need food, not crap."

    Go to Cicis and grub on some pizza for 3.99...all you can eat.

    I weighed 175 at 5'5", at 12% in high school. I weighed 228 at 12% at 5'5" at 28 years of age. I weigh 205 at 11% at 5'5" at 47. Yes, I AM a mesomorph in the extreme, but, I grew up on ham, steak, eggs, meat, potatoes, rice, and pasta, at nearly every meal. You have to eat good solid nutritious food; not some bars, and some organic crap. No wonder you're hungry. You're putting 50 octane fuel in a 150 octane machine.

    You have to fuel the machine.

    Boil the pasta, nuke the oatmeal, while you're in the shower. It's bullshit saying you don't have time to cook pasta, or oatmeal. Everyone has that much time. You just aren't managing it properly (note to self...more time making money; less time on Real Jock). Pick a day where you cook, prepare, measure, and store your meal in the freezer. I cook everything in big containers, and measure it and put it in ziplock bags, and throw it in the freezer. If you have enough time to jerk off, you have enough time to boil some chicken, and pasta. Stop with the bullshit excuses.

    Just FYI, birds eat stones so that they grind up foods, in their gullets, not cuz they like rocks...
  • BlackJock79

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    Feb 25, 2008 9:50 PM GMT
    That granola bar is gone. What was that? Like 2 hours or maybe a little more since I ate it? Fuck.