hunger pains!

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    Apr 23, 2007 3:23 AM GMT
    i guess my body is still getting used to my new low cal diet.

    i consume about 1700 calories a day spread over 5 meals. major meal at 4pm and a small meal of mostly soy and fiber at 6. but im up till 12 and i get hungry again. of course i fight it but it makes me feel very weak in the nmorning.

    ive been thinking about upping my cal intake by a little more. but can a late night snack be wedged in? nuthing big soemthing just to hit the tiny buzzer off the table.

    anyone have any suggestions for late night soothers. or should i just not do it?
  • GQjock

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    Apr 23, 2007 11:31 PM GMT
    yeah I agree to up the cals a bit but don't eat late first thing when you wake up...
    also eat some long lasting complex carbs as an after dinner snak it'll give you more staying power for late nights
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    Apr 24, 2007 12:28 AM GMT
    Everybody is different. I eat very late at night and I have a 28" waist. My metabolism is very high. I'm a human furnace, so I have to eat a lot whenever I can even late at night. My diet is usually low fat, low sugar and low carb so I'm always hungry, never get that full feeling like I would if I scarfed down an Big Mac. Look at your parents, that will tell the story.
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    Apr 24, 2007 3:17 AM GMT
    Kinda' like restless leg syndrome. Your body is telling you to move around. Hunger pains? Your body is telling you to eat. EAT. ROFL.
  • atxclimber

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    Apr 24, 2007 3:26 AM GMT
    Weird, I was just thinking about a related question. After I do a long bike ride -- I did 75 miles yesterday, took 4 hours -- I'll feel abnormally hungry for the rest of that day and usually a day or two more. But by even the most generous accounts, that's about 3k calories I burned, and I consume probably 500 calories worth of energy drink and twizzlers (mmmm, twizzlers) during that period, and around 500 calories more than usual worth of protein (isopure) over the next day or two, so it's not a huge deficit. Maybe 2k burned total.

    Still, I try not to sit around starving myself, so I'll snack for the next couple days as I get abnormally hungry, and then I feel like I'm undoing all that work. I'm still trying to drop about 4-5% more body fat.

    I'm torn: I'd happily just resist the hunger urges if I didn't feel like that was going to do more harm than good (tell my body it's in starvation mode, etc.) But I don't want to make up that 2k calories over the next couple days with the occasional snickers bar, Clif bar, whatever, or I'm never going to lose any fat doing this stuff.

    Any advice?
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    Apr 24, 2007 4:59 AM GMT
    hit up rhythm1438 for his shake recipe. Its killer...makes you feel
    like you can skip meals without hunger.
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    May 30, 2007 4:43 AM GMT
    I'm like a month late to answer but here's my two-cents.

    Drink water. lol, you probably sweated enough to push water out from the very depths of your body and mild dehydration can have the same sensation as hunger.

    As for late night snacking. I don't know. Just eat an apple or something and go to sleep afterwards. Drink water. Don't give your body time to realize it's hungry, stay busy (Physically, mental business doesn't combat hunger)

    Yea, these are just my experiences and what I can remember from Fitness & Nutrition class.