I'm hungry all the time. . .

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    Jul 19, 2009 6:38 PM GMT
    I've been this way ever since I can remember.

    I'm hungry all the time. When I wake up in the morning. When I go to bed at night. After a meal. I'm still hungry.

    For example: Yesterday I went to Panera's for lunch and had a large Strawberry Poppyseed salad with chicken and a whole grain bagette and a large unsweet tea. It was good. About 500 calories. And I was still hungry. So an hour later I ate a banana and a couple of those oatmeal raisin walnut Clif Bars. 600 calories. A couple hours after that, I was hungry. I held out as long as I could, then went to a seafood restaurant and had grilled fish, deviled crab, oysters, etc, along with a sweet potato.

    An hour later, I was still hungry!! So I had some Cheerios and blueberries. Then right before bed. . . I was hungry!!!!! So I had some peanut butter on whole grain bread and some orange juice.

    I don't eat junk food or fast food, so at least what I eat is healthy.

    Another example: This morning I got up and had oatmeal with strawberries, skim milk with whey protein powder, and whole grain bread with the Omega 3 peanut butter. 600 calories. But I was still hungry afterwards. Then I worked out (ran six and a half miles) and did pull-ups, all of which made me hungrier.

    I lift weights and cardio a lot (running) so I can understand that being active and being hungry go hand in hand.

    Obviously I could keep eating every time I'm hungry. But I also want to keep my abs, y'know? I like that defined look -- actually, I'd like to get more defined -- and if I eat too much, I'll lose it, no matter how much I work out.

    That said, what's my body trying to tell me -- if anything? Are other guys this way?

    I also find myself thinking about food all the time. Constantly. Is that weird? Do you guys think about food a lot? I sure do.

    I'd appreciate some advice. Meantime, I'm going to get something to eat.

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    Jul 19, 2009 9:10 PM GMT
    I don't think it's anything to do with your metabalism.

    Adding up your calorie intake comes to about 1800 calories. The average male should eat 2,000 - 2,500 calories per day. If you add on the exercise you are doing, which is a lot, then you're running a calorie deficit, hence you are constantly hungry.
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    Jul 19, 2009 9:11 PM GMT
    I'm the same, especially if I get some cues from a fast-food commercial or the smell of cooking in my apartment block. Doesn't matter if I just ate. And when I stock favourite foods in the cupboard, they are gone within 24 hours. It's like I have no off switch.

    It wasn't a problem when I was younger, but now I can pack on the pounds a lot faster, and sometimes my stomach protests if I try to stuff too much down. Unfortunately, I have no explanations or solutions, but hope somebody posts some.
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    Jul 19, 2009 9:16 PM GMT
    Me too. Let's order several pizzas and mail the check to MunchingZombie
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    Jul 19, 2009 9:27 PM GMT
    Perhaps, you have tape worms? KIDDING!icon_biggrin.gif

    I am also always hungry but I eat unhealthy food .... I know I am not eating the right amount of calories to counter the huge amount of calories I burn during my workouts ..... who have time to count calories, especially I cook all the time..... A good problem to have I guess .... meanwhile, I love to eat a huge meal everytime I logged in a long workout -- which is everyday ...

    cheers
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    Jul 19, 2009 11:12 PM GMT
    TheIStrat saidMe too. Let's order several pizzas and mail the check to MunchingZombie


    Sounds good.
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    Jul 19, 2009 11:29 PM GMT
    Yeah, sometimes I feel like a cow. Constantly grazing..
    Thankfully, I don't smell like one. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 19, 2009 11:37 PM GMT
    I definitely see what you're saying.

    You should probably try and eat more (heaven forbid) lipids, they'll make you fuller quicker.

    I've been trying to eat 80% of what I possibly can lately, to try and prevent bloating and over-eating. It's worked well, and I usually have a yogurt, milk, or something with a little fat in it to keep me feeling full.

    Apples also make you feel full quickly, as do many fruits.
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    Jul 20, 2009 2:10 AM GMT
    Similar here, always hungry and grazing. The challenge is to eat the right things. Any suggestions are always appreciated.