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Why am I SO HUNGRY

Commented on July 04, 2014
Created July 02, 2014 at 8:58 PM

I am a 16 year old female, more into powerlifting than body building. I lift heavy 4-5x/week, and do HIIT/ metabolic conditioning around 3x a week. I focus on large compound movements (squat, deadlift, bench, OHP) more than isolation movements.

I am 5' 5.5in, around 120-125lbs. You can see pictures of me on IG @clean_eating_teen

I eat ALOT. Like, oh my god. Grown men can't even keep up with me. I was very sick with an eating disorder about 2 years ago and was 90lbs. Since then I have educated myself on holistic nutrition as well as weight lifting. I stopped counting macros and calories because its not healthy for me mentally (I had been counting since I was 11!)

Everything I eat is very healthy and cooked at home. I also don't eat gluten, and only eat high quality dairy occasionally. Just TODAY, for example, here is what I have eaten (and it is only 4pm)

1 large banana, 2ish TBSP organic nut butter Watermelon and strawberries 150 calories of hummus, carrots 2 eggs, steamed spinach almond milk 90% of homemade goulash (sister ate the 10% lol): 1 cup organic dairy (.5 cup kefir cream cheese, .5 cup low fat organic plain yogurt) 1 cup gluten free penne 1lb 99% ff turkey some corn and other veggies

AND IM STILL HUNGRY. WHAT IS WRONG? I really am trying to just build muscle and get lean, basically body recomp. But how can I do this with a raging appetite?

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on July 04, 2014
at 03:06 AM

The problem is not in your belly.... :(

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on July 03, 2014
at 04:08 PM

Sorry Matt, Should have read these comments first. just seen this after replying to her. I'm from the UK & minors here are under 16. I'll know for next time.

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on July 03, 2014
at 04:06 PM

You may have done some permanent damage to your metabolism (i'm no doctor, just a guess) Also, it may be worth looking into Estrogen dominance, belly fat is a sign. Also have a look at Cortisol.. again belly fat is a sign. If it is cortisol you may have to look into your workout regimen as exercise is a stressor & cortisol is a stress hormone after all.

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on July 03, 2014
at 02:46 PM

@Matt 11, could you delete some of the closed questions here and in meta/help?

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on July 03, 2014
at 02:01 PM

Oh. That's a much better reason for closing the thread. :D

Damn attention seeking!

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on July 03, 2014
at 12:20 PM

She posts often here, and it's the same story again and again. Helpful comments fall on deaf ears when she only seeks validation for her disorder.

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on July 03, 2014
at 12:16 PM

Moral of the story: Lie about your age.

On topic though, Calorie requirements can vary quite a bit depending on what your eating, how much your active and your genetics. What people think is normal, '2000 calories' is almost silly for a lot of people, I usually consume 3-4k from what I can tell.

TL:DR - your body is a pretty good judge for its calorie requirements when your eating whole foods ( Obviously not true with processed foods ) So eat as much as you like and keep working out and your body composition should keep improving. If it doesn't then you may want to take a second look.

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on July 02, 2014
at 11:26 PM

@natiann123 Paleohacks is not for minors. And given your past disordered eating habits, you need to seek professional medical advice (with your parents). Seeking validation from the internet rabble is not healthy.

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on July 02, 2014
at 09:29 PM

Ive been working out for 5 years and started getting into heavy lifting in December. My goal is yes, to lean out enough to see abs, but I also want to build muscle.

But I was 90lbs at my sickest, and almost went to the hospital. I don't want to have to count calories again and maybe my body just isn't meant to be that lean. I am not obese, but I am not a stick. My body has returned to where it was before I started getting serious about working out (around 7-8 grade), but I am much more fit now and probably have more muscle in comparison to fat.

Really, my problem is just in my belly.

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on July 02, 2014
at 09:22 PM

Just off the top of my head, i wouldn't say that was a lot considering you are lifting heavy 4-5 times a week plus doing HIIT/metcon. Depending on how long you have been training & what your goals are, you may be doing a bit too much. If you're just after getting lean then maybe ease back a bit. If you are hungry try more protein & fats for breakfast & concentrate on upping the carbs around your training time.

7163e886634e71777acad417e676a614

on July 02, 2014
at 09:29 PM

Ive been working out for 5 years and started getting into heavy lifting in December. My goal is yes, to lean out enough to see abs, but I also want to build muscle.

But I was 90lbs at my sickest, and almost went to the hospital. I don't want to have to count calories again and maybe my body just isn't meant to be that lean. I am not obese, but I am not a stick. My body has returned to where it was before I started getting serious about working out (around 7-8 grade), but I am much more fit now and probably have more muscle in comparison to fat.

Really, my problem is just in my belly.

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