Constantly eating...

  • manpit209

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    May 14, 2010 4:30 AM GMT
    I find that I keep getting hungry even though I eat about 6 times a day. I know that this is due to my metabolism. I read the Abs Diet book a long time ago and it had tons of tips about foods to eat to rev up my metabolism. I've used all that I learned as a cornerstone to my fitness knowledge. Whenever I eat the foods they outlined, I find that my metabolism supercharges. When I stop eating those foods for whatever reason, my metabolism slows down again.

    So when I'm on this kick, I find that I have a need to eat almost every 2 hours. Does anybody else have this same problem? I don't know if I'm eating enough calories or if my metabolism is just burning too fast. I'm trying to lose my stomach fat. The best way to describe this is that I have a belly with 32/33" waist. I want to be back down to 29/30" like I used to be. I'm having a hard time losing that fat and I'm afraid that eating as much as I am could make me get fat and not help slim me down.

    Anyone else in the same boat? Thanks for any feedback!
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    May 14, 2010 4:47 AM GMT
    Hmmm. The reality may be that your midsection may be more muscular and that a goal of a 29 or 30 inch waist is inconsistent with other body development goals.

    If you're eating that much, it sounds like you are "bulking" rather than "shredding". Shredding is what I think of when somebody says they want a smaller waist.

    Have you had your body fat measured and base-lined?



  • manpit209

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    May 14, 2010 5:34 AM GMT
    I haven't had my body fat calculated in a long time. Last I checked I was 13% or 15%. I think you might be right about my waist size having to do with some muscle. I do weight crunches and other exercises for my core. As for the amount I eat, I really cannot help it. My stomach literally growls and churns when I don't get enough food. I'm not purposely eating like this. It just so happens that when I eat the foods that increase metabolism, I tend to incinerate everything I eat. It's pretty strange...
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    May 15, 2010 4:37 PM GMT
    manpit209 saidI haven't had my body fat calculated in a long time. Last I checked I was 13% or 15%. I think you might be right about my waist size having to do with some muscle. I do weight crunches and other exercises for my core. As for the amount I eat, I really cannot help it. My stomach literally growls and churns when I don't get enough food. I'm not purposely eating like this. It just so happens that when I eat the foods that increase metabolism, I tend to incinerate everything I eat. It's pretty strange...


    It´s pretty cool. What foods do they suggest.
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    May 15, 2010 4:55 PM GMT
    This sounds like an eating disorder icon_eek.gif When u eat r u eating the right foodsicon_question.gif Like at dinner time r u having the basics: meat, vegetables, bread, milk etc...same with lunch and breakfast. r ur portions enough at meal timeicon_question.gif No one should be eating this much. U will be sluggishicon_exclaim.gif re-evaluate and reassess ur situation.icon_wink.gif
  • manpit209

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    May 19, 2010 5:18 AM GMT
    Lostboy said
    manpit209 saidI haven't had my body fat calculated in a long time. Last I checked I was 13% or 15%. I think you might be right about my waist size having to do with some muscle. I do weight crunches and other exercises for my core. As for the amount I eat, I really cannot help it. My stomach literally growls and churns when I don't get enough food. I'm not purposely eating like this. It just so happens that when I eat the foods that increase metabolism, I tend to incinerate everything I eat. It's pretty strange...


    It´s pretty cool. What foods do they suggest.


    The Abs Diet suggests to eat almonds, legumes, spinach, dairy (low fat), oatmeal, turkey, peanut butter, whole grains, and more. I eat all of these things and it seriously does rev up my metabolism. I highly recommend reading the book to get some basics on good nutrition. Men's Health also has another book called Powerfoods which I have yet to get. I think it's more of the same but just more in depth about the food.

    @Masculine31 - I basically eat small meals through out the day. I don't stuff my face the 6 to 7 times I eat. I pretty follow the Abs Diet for my eating routine. They suggest eating about 6 small meals a day. That technically translate to 3 regular small portion meals and 3 snacks throughout the day. The basic principle of the book is to make the body think it will be able to have food at all times so that it will burn more fat. If the body thinks you might be without food, it will go into "starvation mode" and store fat. It's pretty fascinating stuff and very true if you think about it.