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October 29, 2012 7:17 PM
For me the biggest help in maintaining my weight has been eating small meals throughout the day (around 6-7).

It's great because it keeps my metabolim running all day long BUT it's also making me hungry ALL DAY LONG!!

Should I be eating when those cravings come or should I just ignore them.. I would have just eaten something and the nagging hunger comes right back!

I try to drink water during and after my meals but that doesn't seem to help!
October 29, 2012 8:12 PM
I am the same way. I am constantly eating and still starving. My macros are 45 carb, 25 protein and 30 fat. I eat clean, so no junk food. Lots of fiber. 3 or more liters of water a day. I can't figure it out.
October 29, 2012 11:06 PM
It's crazy! All I think about is food and when I next get to eat!!
October 29, 2012 11:10 PM
uugh!! that is exactly how I feel. Its like the eating triggers a need for more eating. I'd say though if you are making healthy food choices to go ahead and eat something small rather than starve. Maybe do weights in AM every other day so you can have that continuous calorie burn the entire day to offset the food.
October 29, 2012 11:13 PM
No, eating more often doesn't speed up your metabolism, that's a myth.

You're probably eating more because you're eating a lot of processed foods. Sugar feeds sugar, the more you eat the more you want.

You're lacking fiber in your diet more than likely.
October 29, 2012 11:17 PM
in every meal that i eat i include at least 200-300g of vegetables and that keeps me full and satisfy, u should try include beans in your diet they are full of fibers and keeps you full,....i usually boil without salt and nclude like 100g in my salads
October 29, 2012 11:26 PM
Intra-day meal frequency and timing has absolutely no impact on your metabolism, calories and macros remaining constant. So, play around with what eating pattern makes it easier to fall within you calorie target. For me, I am generally not hungry in the morning so do not eat until after noon. That way I can have bigger meals. Plus, if I do happen to eat in the morning, I get hungrier, making it more challenging to stay within my target.
Edited by Sarauk2sf On October 29, 2012 11:26 PM
October 29, 2012 11:32 PM
I know exactly what you mean. I honestly suggest getting three SATISFYING meals per day with 1/2 snacks. Grazing leads to more grazing, but if you're full you'll be content not to eat more (and much more comfortable :).

I suggest something like this (because it works for me):
Breakfast: Organic plain oatmeal with one tbs peanut butter stirred in and banana sliced on top.
Snack: Handful (10-20) raw almonds
Lunch: Healthy wrap made with a leafy green veggie, hummus, more vegetables like carrots or bell peppers, hot sauce, and low sodium turkey or chicken breast. Baby carrots. Apple with sunbutter.
Snack: 1/2 cup cottage cheese with hot sauce and 1/4 avocado with pepper.
Dinner: Three egg omelette with leafy greens and cheese.

Basically the key is to load up on protein, healthy fats, and reasonable amounts of the right carbs--mostly fruit and vegetables--and make sure you are full so you don't end up being frustrated all day/eating more than necessary. Well, in my opinion. It has worked for me personally much better than anything else I've tried.


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