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Appetite sky high on non-training days

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 14, 2011 at 5:58 PM

May be common or i may just be strange...

Anyone else experience this? i know exercise helps regulate your appetite, but i never knew it was such a heavy influence. My rest days all i want to eat is just, well everything and anything in sight. I am strict and its controllable, but i just thought i would put it out there and see if anyone has any interesting takes on this?

Any articles or research would be cool to read, its not a problem really, just of interest

Many thanks in advance

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on June 14, 2011
at 07:55 PM

Even though your body comp is what you want it to be, I attribute this rest day hunger (which I get from time to time) to "getting behind" in my eating on a day in which I hit a good, heavy workout. I agree with Pelt in that eating to a point of being uncomfortable is what it takes to tame the beast sometimes.

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on June 14, 2011
at 07:24 PM

Haha i didnt say it was a problem, but thanks anyway :) just looking for others who experience the same, to know im no freak! ha i love a good random omelette!

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on June 14, 2011
at 07:20 PM

K well, toddler I guess. 13 months. 8am this morning he ate 2 egg yolks scrambled in butter with cooked spinach, 2 strips of bacon, and an avocado. Its 319pm now. He's been eating salmon, steamed broccoli in butter, and sauerkraut since 230pm. N HE WONT STOP EATING!

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on June 14, 2011
at 07:19 PM

I'd agree with Pelt. If you're giving your body stimulus to grow by heavy weights then you are going to be hungry cuz you're healing and growing stronger! Feed the hunger, grow back stronger and harder to kill

9bc6db67ba5b252a43340e4fba42b16b

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on June 14, 2011
at 06:58 PM

Thanks for the answer. I am not actually worried about my body comp is as i would like and performance is the best its ever been, just curious to why this happens! i eat a lot of eggs, cook with a lot of coconut oil, any greens/salad covered in olive oil or my newly found (around my area anyway) avocado oil. Bacon, macadamias, lovely juicy cuts of meat. So i assume so!

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on June 14, 2011
at 06:56 PM

Really? Your infant eats more than me?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 14, 2011
at 06:45 PM

Do you realize my infant eats more than you?

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on June 14, 2011
at 06:30 PM

YES! I have this too. Today is one of those days- woke up at 4:15 ravenous, ate my first breakfast (2 eggs, coconut milk, blueberries, then drove to the store and at 8 o'clock had my second breakfast (ham, few potatoes, eggs, spinach), driving home ate 1/2 bar of dark chocolate, then at 11 downed beef ribs and the rest of a package of carrots. And I'm still hungry! I'm goin' to the Cheesecake Factory. Sheesh.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 14, 2011
at 06:28 PM

Oh yeah Bro, ya gotta fuel the dragon. Deprivation should not be in your vocabulary and I don't believe in snacking. I'm not saying I eat to the point of being uncomfortable or "meat-drunk" but, when I eat....I EAT! How often do you eat? Are you eating enough fat?

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 14, 2011
at 07:19 PM

I'd agree with Pelt. If you're giving your body stimulus to grow by heavy weights then you are going to be hungry cuz you're healing and growing stronger! Feed the hunger, grow back stronger and harder to kill

9bc6db67ba5b252a43340e4fba42b16b

(145)

on June 14, 2011
at 06:58 PM

Thanks for the answer. I am not actually worried about my body comp is as i would like and performance is the best its ever been, just curious to why this happens! i eat a lot of eggs, cook with a lot of coconut oil, any greens/salad covered in olive oil or my newly found (around my area anyway) avocado oil. Bacon, macadamias, lovely juicy cuts of meat. So i assume so!

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on June 14, 2011
at 07:55 PM

Even though your body comp is what you want it to be, I attribute this rest day hunger (which I get from time to time) to "getting behind" in my eating on a day in which I hit a good, heavy workout. I agree with Pelt in that eating to a point of being uncomfortable is what it takes to tame the beast sometimes.

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on June 14, 2011
at 07:16 PM

I have noticed some workout days I am less hungry and some rest days, I'm borderline ravenous. I can easily put back 1 lb potato and 1 lb beef without any resistance at any given meal. Topped off with some coconut butter or 99 cacao and Im set for 5-6 hours.

I have been trying to eat earlier in the day, rather than fasting until 12 and eating until 8. It seems to have had a positive, although minor, effect on my hunger signals.

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on June 14, 2011
at 07:12 PM

It's common, and it's why people don't really lose weight on exercise alone on the Standard American Diet. Sure, you burn more calories exercising, but then you gain it all back again because you're hungrier and eat more high carb/high fructose/etc. foods.

What kind of diet are you running with? Moderate/high protein + high fat paleo should help solve the hunger, although you still have to watch it. You can eat more with paleo without too much impact, but at a certain point, the calories do have an effect.

I usually toss down a 3 egg omelette (in butter) + avocado + bacon or sausage + a half cup heavy cream in the morning. Very filling and don't recall having any problems recently. If I get a hankering like yours though, I just make another omelette.

9bc6db67ba5b252a43340e4fba42b16b

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on June 14, 2011
at 07:24 PM

Haha i didnt say it was a problem, but thanks anyway :) just looking for others who experience the same, to know im no freak! ha i love a good random omelette!

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on June 14, 2011
at 07:00 PM

i was just experiencing this the other day...i took my sunday break and i couldnt stop eating! i found that keeping myself hydrated with lots of water (and a little coconut milk) and eating nut butters (almond and cashew are my favorite) helped keep me full. when your body is recovering you need to feed it so make sure you eat fats and proteins and stop when youre satisfied.

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