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Always hungry! How can I better fuel my body for my activity levels...

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Created April 22, 2012 at 10:22 PM

I do strength and conditioning training twice a week, circus training once per week (2 hours of handstands, lifting people and lots of primal-like movement), and sprints once per week. On top of that I walk everywhere and my job requires that I be running around on my feet all day usually for over 9 hours with little break (very busy cafe). I'm an 18 year old female, I get enough sleep and I have tried a high fat diet but I always end up hungry anyway, so I tried carb refeeding on training days, but my energy levels still aren't stable. Should I eat a more moderate carb intake as well as fats? I'm still trying to get leaner although all the weight came off months ago. I also do regular 16 hour fasts but I still struggle to maintain satiation. I'm always hungry!

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exactly. you can't expect performance gains without some carbohydrates. so long as your carb intake is not greater than your energy expenditure, you shouldn't put on any weight, but your workouts will improve

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Why would you fast if you're hungry all the time? You're obviously extremely active, so don't be afraid to go mod-high carb. People who have leaned out tend to benefit from reintroducing carbs.

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exactly. you can't expect performance gains without some carbohydrates. so long as your carb intake is not greater than your energy expenditure, you shouldn't put on any weight, but your workouts will improve

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