Why am I soo hungry and hyper-active all the time, and never gain weight?

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    Aug 20, 2013 10:39 PM GMT
    Before I used to eat like crap and never have enough energy, that is when I used to weight 224lbs....I now weight 162lbs after lots of hard work and healthy eating. I used to sleep around 6-4 hours per night now I sleep 8. But now i always seem to be soo energetic all the time like I can do cardio work-outs and dance around (i know so gay) and run around the park with my buddies acting like fools. I'm always constantly hungry too and eat soo much food! this has been going on for 2 months now and I still weight 162lbs after eating soo much food and being soo hyper-active. My friends and parents are a little concerned so maybe you guys can help me?
  • kew1

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    Aug 20, 2013 11:58 PM GMT
    What, this is a problem? Don't worry about it, it's natural at your age.The more cardio I do the hungrier I feel.
    ps, live in the same borough.
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    Aug 21, 2013 2:54 AM GMT
    Normally after rapid weight loss the body stores all the extra calories it gets. Once you start eating again you end up regaining all your weight plus some more. I read somewhere that it takes 10 years for your metabolism to accept a new lower set point for your body weight. I agree with your friends, parents and Anocxu.
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    Aug 21, 2013 3:10 AM GMT
    Enjoy the high metabolism. Keep it going as long as you live.
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    Aug 21, 2013 3:22 AM GMT
    Seems to me you're just enjoying the benefits of finally being thin and healthy. However, if it bothers you you could have your thyroid checked.
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    Aug 21, 2013 3:27 AM GMT
    SharpX saidBefore I used to eat like crap and never have enough energy, that is when I used to weight 224lbs....I now weight 162lbs after lots of hard work and healthy eating. I used to sleep around 6-4 hours per night now I sleep 8. But now i always seem to be soo energetic all the time like I can do cardio work-outs and dance around (i know so gay) and run around the park with my buddies acting like fools. I'm always constantly hungry too and eat soo much food! this has been going on for 2 months now and I still weight 162lbs after eating soo much food and being soo hyper-active. My friends and parents are a little concerned so maybe you guys can help me?

    You're very active and you eat a lot...sounds like what goes in = what you burn off. How is that worrisome?
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    Aug 21, 2013 1:24 PM GMT
    To feel more satisfied, make sure you're eating enough fat with every meal. Especially healthy fats like olive oil, grape seed oil, avocado, coconut milk (not coconut water), and nuts. Fat does not make you fat if you exercise. In many studies people maintain ideal weight better if they incorporate plenty of healthy fat.

    Sweets and artificial sweeteners, including fruit juices, are shown to make one feel less physically satisfied, and to mess with your mood. Save treats for later in the evening so as to not screw up your day.

    Also, if grazing all day long is not working, try 3 big meals per day with no snacking, only water, in between.

    All of these things worked for me. I used to not be able to stop eating and was always wanting for something, just like it was impossible to ever feel physically satisfied. Have been stable now for over a decade on both vegetarian and carnivorous diets.
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    Aug 21, 2013 1:36 PM GMT
    Reason why I'm worries is because I want to gain some muscles. However being constantly hyper-active, always hungry i'm afraid I wont gain any muscle weight. I been trying this for the past month and my weight has always been the same, even after eating fatty foods.
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    Aug 21, 2013 1:42 PM GMT
    Olympiclifter1992 saidSeems to me you're just enjoying the benefits of finally being thin and healthy. However, if it bothers you you could have your thyroid checked.

    Agreed, it doesn't hurt to check these things periodically. A naturally high metabolic rate at 21 isn't unusual, though, which could be keeping the weight off.

    I had the same situation at that age. Damn thing was I didn't appreciate eating back then, considered it a chore. Now that I like fine dining my metabolism is so slow that I gain 5 pounds from eating a celery stalk. icon_sad.gif

    Have a check-up, and if everything's OK then learn to love eating everything in sight while you still can. Trust me, you won't have that luxury forever.
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    Aug 21, 2013 2:09 PM GMT
    SharpX saidReason why I'm worries is because I want to gain some muscles. However being constantly hyper-active, always hungry i'm afraid I wont gain any muscle weight. I been trying this for the past month and my weight has always been the same, even after eating fatty foods.


    Try a Paleo diet to balance things out . When I switched over I got my youthful Energy back but I can gain muscle really easy now without a lot of exercise.
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    Aug 21, 2013 2:15 PM GMT
    SharpX saidReason why I'm worries is because I want to gain some muscles. However being constantly hyper-active, always hungry i'm afraid I wont gain any muscle weight. I been trying this for the past month and my weight has always been the same, even after eating fatty foods.


    Are you tracking what you eat. Maybe you aren't eating as much as you think.
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    Aug 21, 2013 2:37 PM GMT
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    SharpX saidReason why I'm worries is because I want to gain some muscles. However being constantly hyper-active, always hungry i'm afraid I wont gain any muscle weight. I been trying this for the past month and my weight has always been the same, even after eating fatty foods.


    Are you tracking what you eat. Maybe you aren't eating as much as you think.


    I'm eating soo much more food, even more than when I used to be fat...literally today I been grazing on watermelons, bannanas, nuts, sandwiches, fried chicken, biscuits, raspberries, carrots. Last time I had something to eat was a a big sandwich which was around 2 hours ago. After 30mins I had such intense urges to just jump on my trampoline. After 2 hours I'm starving again, but if I can't sit still after eating, just constantly feel like running around.
  • stratavos

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    Aug 21, 2013 2:45 PM GMT
    TC... invest in almonds as a snack food. A handful every urge to eat when you've decided it's not meal time should help offset it by 30 min~1 hour.
  • Webster666

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    Aug 22, 2013 3:13 AM GMT
    Working out gives you energy. Really.
    You're hungry because you're burning more calories than you're taking in.
    It sounds like everything's normal.
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    Aug 22, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    you dont eat enough ice cream before bed
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    Aug 22, 2013 6:08 AM GMT
    SharpX said
    taichiguy said
    SharpX saidReason why I'm worries is because I want to gain some muscles. However being constantly hyper-active, always hungry i'm afraid I wont gain any muscle weight. I been trying this for the past month and my weight has always been the same, even after eating fatty foods.


    Are you tracking what you eat. Maybe you aren't eating as much as you think.


    I'm eating soo much more food, even more than when I used to be fat...literally today I been grazing on watermelons, bannanas, nuts, sandwiches, fried chicken, biscuits, raspberries, carrots. Last time I had something to eat was a a big sandwich which was around 2 hours ago. After 30mins I had such intense urges to just jump on my trampoline. After 2 hours I'm starving again, but if I can't sit still after eating, just constantly feel like running around.


    Have you actually measured how many calories you are ingesting or are you simply assuming you are eating a lot? Some of the foods you eat aren't very calorie dense. Also you are burning a lot of calories and sound very anxious. I would start using my fitness pal to get a more objective understanding of what you actually eat and drink. i would also seek out a counselor for the anxiety.
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    Aug 22, 2013 6:57 AM GMT
    taichiguy said
    SharpX said
    taichiguy said
    SharpX saidReason why I'm worries is because I want to gain some muscles. However being constantly hyper-active, always hungry i'm afraid I wont gain any muscle weight. I been trying this for the past month and my weight has always been the same, even after eating fatty foods.


    Are you tracking what you eat. Maybe you aren't eating as much as you think.


    I'm eating soo much more food, even more than when I used to be fat...literally today I been grazing on watermelons, bannanas, nuts, sandwiches, fried chicken, biscuits, raspberries, carrots. Last time I had something to eat was a a big sandwich which was around 2 hours ago. After 30mins I had such intense urges to just jump on my trampoline. After 2 hours I'm starving again, but if I can't sit still after eating, just constantly feel like running around.


    Have you actually measured how many calories you are ingesting or are you simply assuming you are eating a lot? Some of the foods you eat aren't very calorie dense. Also you are burning a lot of calories and sound very anxious. I would start using my fitness pal to get a more objective understanding of what you actually eat and drink. i would also seek out a counselor for the anxiety.

    ^This. Fruits are pretty low in calories, so you might not really be consuming that much energy.

    SharpX saidReason why I'm worries is because I want to gain some muscles. However being constantly hyper-active, always hungry i'm afraid I wont gain any muscle weight. I been trying this for the past month and my weight has always been the same, even after eating fatty foods.

    Fat doesn't build muscle. Protein does. Start eating calorie-dense, protein-dense foods, and use a tracker like myfitnesspal.com so you're no longer guesstimating how much you're actually eating.

    I'm a hard gainer, too, and thought I was eating "a whole bunch", but decided to use a calorie tracker anyway. Turns out I'm not even hitting half of my daily caloric needs to gain weight, so I really need to step up my food game.