Darn it! Every time i try and lose weight i exersise, then feel more hungry all the time and end up eating more at meals! (she says as she is shoving a sandwich in her mouth and simutaneuosly typing...) Any ideas?
Hi Heather. That happens to me at first, too. But, after I really get into the exercizing and start losing weight, I find my appetite does decrease some. I'm not sure if it's physical or psychological (woo hoo-I'm starting to lose, so I <b>CAN</b> do this and I'll just eat a little less). I still find myself eating more than I'd really like to be eating, but at least the foods are healthy (for the most part <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> ). For me, personally adding exercise and seeing results are really an inspiration to keep going, even if the "going" is really slow.
Eat protein immediatly after you exercise it'll help curb the cravings. Also, drink more water alot of people mistake thirst for hunger and when you're exercising you need to drink more water to make up for what you're losing.
Totally agree with Carrie's suggestions. Also, if you are adding more food, be cautious of what you add. More bread or pasta or potatoes will slow down your weight lose. Add more green veggies if you want to eat bigger meals. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
I had the same thing happen my first month at Curves. I think all the added cardio was just changing my metabolism and making me so hungry at first, I'd eat these huge meals! In the past two weeks though I've really noticed that I'm not nearly as hungry anymore (even though I'm actually working out harder) and I can see the flab beginning to tone out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I definitely agree with the protein snack idea though. And maybe try having more frequent smaller meals too until you stop feeling so ravenous all the time.