Weight Training & Increased Appetite

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    Dec 21, 2016 1:16 AM GMT
    So, i have been weight training daily for the past few months & I have definitely noticed change and got bigger as a result.
    The downside is that I have been sooooooo hungry ALL OF THE FUCKING TIME.
    I spend/consume so much more food than before and I can't seem to be full for more than a few hours.
    I even have to wake up in the middle of the night to eat something.
    have y'all experience this as well & if so, what do you eat to make yourself feel full.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 21, 2016 1:17 PM GMT
    Yes my friend, bodybuilding can make you feel hungry and miserableicon_wink.gif
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    Dec 22, 2016 12:27 AM GMT
    Consider yourself the luckiest unlucky guy alive. It sounds like your metabolism is as high as a New York skyscraper. That's the lucky part. The higher your metabolism the more readily you gain muscle and avoid fat. Your hunger simply means your body is using fat for fuel. SCORE!!! You need the discipline of a devout zealot to manage your metabolism ideally. That's the unlucky part. Set a daily caloric intake goal and divide it into 6 equal meals. Consider anything white (sugar, flour, rice, etc) as a demon who wants to steal your immortal soul. "Don't put anything white in your mouth" is an old school slogan. Lean meat( chicken, fish, beef), complex carbohydrates (sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, barley, oatmeal, etc) and green vegetables are your foods. No matter what no between meal grazing. Drink everything called "just plain water" and nothing else. 1.5-2 gallons a day every day. Most green veggies are high in nutrients and low in calories. And they are high in fiber so you will feel full longer than if you ate cookies. I cannot stress it enough. You must be disciplined about your diet.
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    Dec 22, 2016 2:31 AM GMT
    jimib saidConsider yourself the luckiest unlucky guy alive. It sounds like your metabolism is as high as a New York skyscraper. That's the lucky part. The higher your metabolism the more readily you gain muscle and avoid fat. Your hunger simply means your body is using fat for fuel. SCORE!!! You need the discipline of a devout zealot to manage your metabolism ideally. That's the unlucky part. Set a daily caloric intake goal and divide it into 6 equal meals. Consider anything white (sugar, flour, rice, etc) as a demon who wants to steal your immortal soul. "Don't put anything white in your mouth" is an old school slogan. Lean meat( chicken, fish, beef), complex carbohydrates (sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, barley, oatmeal, etc) and green vegetables are your foods. No matter what no between meal grazing. Drink everything called "just plain water" and nothing else. 1.5-2 gallons a day every day. Most green veggies are high in nutrients and low in calories. And they are high in fiber so you will feel full longer than if you ate cookies. I cannot stress it enough. You must be disciplined about your diet.
    That diet is too strict and banning white rice is idiotic and unnecessary. Brown rice tastes like sawdust and it takes forever to cook. White rice is perfectly healthy and tastes way better than that brown sawdust. I refuse to give up white rice. As far as I am concerned, pursuing the unsustainable sport of bodybuilding just makes a person miserable and edgy. This sport is unsustainable because it places way too much emphasis on diet. Any sport or athletic activity that places such unrealistic emphasis on diet is just not worth the time or money. This is why I turned my back on bodybuilding and going to the gym. Now that I am 55 years old, I feel that it is too late to start back up again on a bodybuilding routine.
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    Dec 22, 2016 3:50 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    jimib saidConsider yourself the luckiest unlucky guy alive. It sounds like your metabolism is as high as a New York skyscraper. That's the lucky part. The higher your metabolism the more readily you gain muscle and avoid fat. Your hunger simply means your body is using fat for fuel. SCORE!!! You need the discipline of a devout zealot to manage your metabolism ideally. That's the unlucky part. Set a daily caloric intake goal and divide it into 6 equal meals. Consider anything white (sugar, flour, rice, etc) as a demon who wants to steal your immortal soul. "Don't put anything white in your mouth" is an old school slogan. Lean meat( chicken, fish, beef), complex carbohydrates (sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, barley, oatmeal, etc) and green vegetables are your foods. No matter what no between meal grazing. Drink everything called "just plain water" and nothing else. 1.5-2 gallons a day every day. Most green veggies are high in nutrients and low in calories. And they are high in fiber so you will feel full longer than if you ate cookies. I cannot stress it enough. You must be disciplined about your diet.
    That diet is too strict and banning white rice is idiotic and unnecessary. Brown rice tastes like sawdust and it takes forever to cook. White rice is perfectly healthy and tastes way better than that brown sawdust. I refuse to give up white rice. As far as I am concerned, pursuing the unsustainable sport of bodybuilding just makes a person miserable and edgy. This sport is unsustainable because it places way too much emphasis on diet. Any sport or athletic activity that places such unrealistic emphasis on diet is just not worth the time or money. This is why I turned my back on bodybuilding and going to the gym. Now that I am 55 years old, I feel that it is too late to start back up again on a bodybuilding routine.


    You are totally welcome to your own opinion. I replied with a focus on diet because the question was about being hungry. My advice on white rice was specific to the Original Poster. Not a general one size fits all suggestion. If you like white rice, have a big bowl as often as you like. If you believe being 55 is too late for you to start bodybuilding, then no doubt it is too late for you. It may not be true for other men your age.
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    Dec 23, 2016 4:07 AM GMT
    Brown BASMATI rice for the win!

    Though I thought white rice, or white jasmine rice, as well as sugar (dextrose, actually), was more acceptable immediately post workout than brown glucose-or--insulin spiking-or-whatever-wise.
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    Dec 24, 2016 10:18 PM GMT
    OP, what are you eating?