I thought I had finally gotten my appetite under control...thought. But this week has proven differently. I had finally started to fall into a 12 hour eating cycle(Id usually eat between 6/7 AM then 7/8 PM), while keeping carbs under 50g. daily. I was satisfied, energetic and if i had to snack, something small would keep me full. However this weekend has proved totally differently. I track my food and all week my average intake is about 1700 cals. or so and Im totally satisfied...but on Friday morning I started eating, and havent stopped since. I ended up eating just shy of 4000 calories on Friday AND Saturday (carbs still under 50g) just loading up on protein and fat...and I am completely dissatisfied. I just want to keep eating because no matter what I eat, its not what I wanted. I am trying to lose weight (I'd like to lose 15 lbs.) and was on track for the past two weeks (our Crossfit Nutrition Challenge started) since I dialed in everything a bit more (macro/calorie wise...) I feel like Ive ruined it all this weekend.
I have eaten everything from butter to cacao beans/butter to steak to chicken to bacon...drank coconut milk, eaten blueberries, made a concoction of macadamias/coconut/blueberries and drank it. NOTHING is satisfying me, my body just wants more.
Has anybody experienced this pure dissatisfaction?! How did you get over it? What did you discover about your body?
asked byHoover (1683)
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on February 12, 2012
at 09:57 PM
If it's not the carbs, I'd suspect a micronutrient need. Where are you getting your fat-soluble vitamins from? You might want to experiment with upping your intake of pastured egg yolks, liver, or mussels/oysters for a while.
on February 12, 2012
at 07:00 PM
i have the same problem when i go to low-carb OR when i'm not in the best emotional state. if i'm feeling stressed or even bored, i needed to learn to cope appropriately with those situations. when i'm stressed, i try to take it easy and not pile on more stress (for example by kicking the workout to the curb and going for a walk instead). when i'm bored? i find something to do! i wouldn't discount the emotional side of the equation, even if it's tempting to tinker with everything else.