I've always been a very hungry person, which is probably why I got so fat when I was eating poorly (~280lbs at my biggest - I'm 5'6"). I was down to 178, and then I got super active and put on quite a bit of muscle, and now I'm around 195, somewhere around 17-20% bodyfat I think.
I do yoga 3-5x/wk (the kind where you do handstands and pushups, not the just-stretching kind), snowboard 2-3x/week, play hockey once a week, etc. I'm extremely active.
Problem is that I'm also extremely hungry. I try to limit my snacking, but I eat HUGE meals, and I'm still starving. And the worst part is that I can't sleep at all when I'm hungry, so I find myself having to get out of bed and make a second dinner pretty often. It's to the point where I'm spending way too much time cooking and eating and it's actually getting hard to consume all the food I need to eat.
breakfast: 10 eggs, 2 avocados, 1/2lb of bacon.
lunch: "cobb" salad with pulled pork, brisket, avocado, 2 hardboiled eggs.
dinner: 2 pounds of tilapia fried in olive oil, a head of cauliflower pureed with as much butter as I can get in there, and a yam or two.
Usually I'll feel good after dinner and then wind up eating another 6 or 8 eggs and more bacon and sometimes a few handfuls of nuts before I'm able to sleep.
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on February 23, 2013
at 04:42 AM
I think upping your carbohydrate intake may help, especially since you are so very active. Squashes, brussel sprouts, and sweet potatoes may help. Maybe even some berries.
Hope this helps a little!
on February 23, 2013
at 02:25 PM
I have that same problem but after looking at your diet I can give you some tips. I honestly think you are consuming too many eggs and not enough fat. Things I see above that I know don't fill me up are avocado, fish and pureed veggies.
Try cutting down on the eggs in the morning to 3 and adding some other type of meat like chicken or beef left over. Add coconut oil and butter to that breakfast too. Avocado make me more hungry if I use that as my primary fat. Cut down or out the avocado for a bit and replace it with another type of fat like coconut oil.
For lunch, gets some crunchy greens in there to make it seem like you are eating more. Add flax or some other water absorbing food to fill your stomach. For dinner, White fish has little fat and literally falls apart in your mouth. Try a more chewier meat and also add some crunchy greens.
Like Michael said above, if you are active, you may need more starchy carbs. I'm experimenting with them in the night time but usually get them post workout.
I feel for you because I eat a lot too. Drinking apple cider vinegar in water also helps after meals.