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way too hungry, whats the deal?

Answered on August 26, 2014
Created September 27, 2012 at 1:57 PM

I usually do 2 to 3 wods a day, but recently this week i have had the worst hunger pangs, 500+ grams of carbs yesterday and i cant really stop myself

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on September 28, 2012
at 03:35 AM

From what i heard is you can finish a race fat adapted, but you can not race it, because excersices like sprinting need glycogen

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 28, 2012
at 03:04 AM

Just a thought...

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on September 27, 2012
at 10:48 PM

LikesLardinMayo, do you even understand what being FAT ADAPTED means?

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on September 27, 2012
at 07:10 PM

Mike, not sure what branch of service you're planning to enter, but basic training is *not* like SEAL training. Not trying to discourage you from getting into demon-type shape, but you don't have to go overboard either. If you want to be a SEAL, then sure, have at it. But in terms of just prepping yourself for basic, you're probably already way ahead of 90% of the recruits you'll meet. (I knew girls who literally could not do 5 pushups at the beginning...)

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on September 27, 2012
at 06:01 PM

Lol juicing, i dont even use supplements

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 27, 2012
at 05:02 PM

Seriously? You are suggesting that someone who is doing glycogen depleting workout 2x a day should be low carb? Google Cortisol.

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on September 27, 2012
at 04:24 PM

150 is not low carb, it's moderate

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on September 27, 2012
at 03:35 PM

Yeah, I think this is the obvious answer, all that insulin from those carbs is making you more hungry. And probably the workouts drive you to crave lots of replacement energy in the first place.

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on September 27, 2012
at 03:24 PM

Yeah im getting ready for the military, so im pushing the bounderies

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

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on September 27, 2012
at 03:22 PM

Lots of sweet potatoes, and fruits, i do the workouts from sealfit 6 days a week plus other wods

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on September 27, 2012
at 03:14 PM

I think I am going to upvote you just because it all sounds insane. (2-3 wod a day? What happened to recovery?)

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on September 27, 2012
at 03:11 PM

Do you not mean 500 grams of carbohydrate foods, not 500 grams pure starch and sugars? One tuber is about 40 grams carbs. twelve and a half sweet small potatoes a day? If you do really mean the equivilant of twelve or more potatoes a day, I am kind of shocked...

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on September 27, 2012
at 03:09 PM

Do you not mean 500 grams of carbohydrate foods, not 500 grams pure starch and sugars? One tuber is about 40 grams carbs. twelve and a half sweet potatoes a day?

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on September 27, 2012
at 03:08 PM

Use some healthy fruits to bridge the gap until you're fat-adapted. Then, keep protein and carbs about equal and try increasing your healthy fat intake (avocados, nuts, oils, eggs, etc).

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on September 27, 2012
at 03:07 PM

I don't think everyone would agree with never going above 150, because not all Paleos are low-carb. I agree with the underlying idea, though. There's no way you can get 500 grams of carbs in a day without lots of starches or sugary fruits (or non-Paleo foods), and you can't become fat-adapted with that much insulin load.

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on September 27, 2012
at 02:15 PM

If you ate 500g of carbs and you're hungry, you should try low-carb instead.

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on September 27, 2012
at 02:04 PM

Sorry, don't have an answer for you...but curious as to how you managed 500 g of carbs on paleo...lots of tubers?

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on September 27, 2012
at 02:52 PM

On 500+ grams of carbs a day, no wonder you are not fat adapted, your body is running on carbs and every time your insulin spikes you get hungry.

Why in the world is your diet so high in carbs?

Keep carbs on check, never go above 150

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on September 27, 2012
at 03:35 PM

Yeah, I think this is the obvious answer, all that insulin from those carbs is making you more hungry. And probably the workouts drive you to crave lots of replacement energy in the first place.

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(3213)

on September 27, 2012
at 04:24 PM

150 is not low carb, it's moderate

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(3213)

on September 27, 2012
at 10:48 PM

LikesLardinMayo, do you even understand what being FAT ADAPTED means?

F694fc245d03b64d6936ddb29f4c9306

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on September 27, 2012
at 03:07 PM

I don't think everyone would agree with never going above 150, because not all Paleos are low-carb. I agree with the underlying idea, though. There's no way you can get 500 grams of carbs in a day without lots of starches or sugary fruits (or non-Paleo foods), and you can't become fat-adapted with that much insulin load.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 27, 2012
at 05:02 PM

Seriously? You are suggesting that someone who is doing glycogen depleting workout 2x a day should be low carb? Google Cortisol.

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on September 28, 2012
at 03:35 AM

From what i heard is you can finish a race fat adapted, but you can not race it, because excersices like sprinting need glycogen

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on September 27, 2012
at 03:23 PM

I often struggle with hunger as well. I train heavy (and no, not crossfit, thankfully lol) and often, I'm a 26 y/o male and am very physically active outside the gym.

Here is how I satisfy my constant hunger and make sure I gain healthy weight:

I snack early and often at the slightest tinge of hunger. I eat lots of nuts - almonds, almond butter (I'll eat that stuff right out of the jar), macadamia, brazil (also great for assisting in naturally upping testosterone) etc. Nuts and dried fruits are the best because they are quick and clean for someone on the go.

For breakfast I'll have eggs, avacados, eh...Paleohacks has plenty of breakfast ideas if you can't think of any...

Dinner and lunch: Ok, here is the key to not being hungry. Make 2.5 dinners. Eat your normal portion plus a little extra at dinner. Refrigerate the rest and eat it for lunch. Essentially you are eating 2 high calorie dinners every day and they taste awesome (as long as you are a good cook!). This is also a great time saver throughout your day as you don't have to prepare lunch except throwing it in the micro to warm it up.

Protein shakes are helpful.

Drinking a lot of water helps.

And always: for a quick tasty meal, grab some canned tuna, some salad greens and put it together! Also eat an apple or some other fruit to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Hope this helps!

Oh, one last thing: Whether or not you are new to paleo we all crave junk food and carbs...why not? They taste so good! To avoid it, DON'T BUY ANY! Don't leave any junk food in the house. Every once in a while, satisfy that sweet tooth when you go out and buy something, but I never buy extra to bring back home with me. If I have it in the house...I'll eat it. If you ultimately need to bring it home (as to not waste food) freeze it and eat the next weekend (even though I've been known to eat frozen cupcakes on occasion lol).

--Dan

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on August 26, 2014
at 02:43 AM

drink heavy cream, problem solved.

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on September 27, 2012
at 02:34 PM

Be sure you're getting enough fat and protein. That's a lot of carbs---and a lot of work outs.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 27, 2012
at 05:06 PM

That is a brutal schedule. I mean if that's what you want to do then go for it but I'd really ask yourself "Why"?

What are you getting from 2 a days that is worth shortening your life, because that level of activity IS GOING TO SHORTEN YOUR LIFE.

That said if you are trying to be a top Games competitor you need to get serious. You need to stop relying on Paleo Hacks because NONE OF US have a clue, if we did we wouldn't be crowd sourcing our diet. You need to find a Paleo friendly sports nutritionist who can really dial you in, get you supplemented etc... and I'll be honest, and I'll take the heat, you really need to consider juicing, and I don't mean fruits and veggies.

EDIT - Just saw you are going the Seal route. I double my juicing comment and raise you EAT MORE. How much are you eating as far as protein or fat? If I was doing that I'd be aiming for 6,000 kcal a day and 1.5gm ppbw of protein.

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on September 27, 2012
at 06:01 PM

Lol juicing, i dont even use supplements

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 28, 2012
at 03:04 AM

Just a thought...

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on September 27, 2012
at 02:45 PM

How long have you been paleo? If it's only been a short time, I'd say that your body is still adjusting to running on fat instead of sugar/carbs and you should be eating more fat. If you have been paleo for a while I'd still say eat more fat. So basically, eat more fat. There is nothing wrong with eating a tablespoon of kerrygold butter when you're hungry to get satiated (plus it's delicious!). As a side note, 2-3 wod's a day is a lot of work on your body, so just make sure you aren't overdoing it. Sorry for this but I'll give you the stereotypical paleo advice, listen to your body. Hope this helps!

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