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Insanely Hungry At All Times

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 23, 2013 at 3:34 AM

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.

Avg day:

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.

Ideas?

F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

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on March 05, 2013
at 04:36 AM

I'm glad you are feeling fuller. Maybe just keep playing with your macro nutrient ratios. You could try reducing the yams a little and replacing it with protein.

F6eddf2f983d23c2d031e407852625e9

on March 04, 2013
at 05:21 AM

Just an update to say that I've started eating a few yams every day. It definitely helps fill me up, but I also put on 5lbs of fat pretty much immediately, and it seems like I'm now slowly gaining weight. And I still wind up having to get out of bed to eat pretty often. I feel like there's something still missing here.

F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

(628)

on February 24, 2013
at 04:46 PM

Btw the fact that you get to do yoga, snowboarding, and hockey every week is awesome! I'm jealous. haha.

F6eddf2f983d23c2d031e407852625e9

on February 24, 2013
at 03:23 AM

Trying this. Thanks!

F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

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on February 23, 2013
at 02:28 PM

That would work too!

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on February 23, 2013
at 05:00 AM

What about potatoes or starchy sweet fruits like bananas? Perhaps rice. These foods have a lot more carbs than do berries or brussel sprouts...

Cfec3fb17e6d06f984ffedc2aae54920

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on February 23, 2013
at 03:55 AM

You need more carbs - add some fruit and try a baked potato b/f bed - carbs will help you sleep.

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F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

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!

F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

(628)

on February 24, 2013
at 04:46 PM

Btw the fact that you get to do yoga, snowboarding, and hockey every week is awesome! I'm jealous. haha.

F6eddf2f983d23c2d031e407852625e9

on February 24, 2013
at 03:23 AM

Trying this. Thanks!

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

(2934)

on February 23, 2013
at 05:00 AM

What about potatoes or starchy sweet fruits like bananas? Perhaps rice. These foods have a lot more carbs than do berries or brussel sprouts...

F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

(628)

on February 23, 2013
at 02:28 PM

That would work too!

F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

(628)

on March 05, 2013
at 04:36 AM

I'm glad you are feeling fuller. Maybe just keep playing with your macro nutrient ratios. You could try reducing the yams a little and replacing it with protein.

F6eddf2f983d23c2d031e407852625e9

on March 04, 2013
at 05:21 AM

Just an update to say that I've started eating a few yams every day. It definitely helps fill me up, but I also put on 5lbs of fat pretty much immediately, and it seems like I'm now slowly gaining weight. And I still wind up having to get out of bed to eat pretty often. I feel like there's something still missing here.

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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.

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