So I am doing leangains... 1st week done, no real weight loss, maybe a lbs.
I eat at 1pm, 5pm, 9pm... 30% cals/ 30%/ 40% after workout.
My problem is i'm so hungry at 1pm that I eat like 40-50% of my cals at lunch from skipping breakfast... and I'm STILL hungry. Anyone else experience this empty stomach feeling on IF?
04-12-2012, 01:02 PM #1
Lean Gains.... STARVING! what gives?Starting Weight 255lbs. 2/1/2011
Best weight so far 187lbs 5/1/2012 - Then got a hot gf a boat and gained fat lol...
Starting again for the finish line of 180lbs - 11/1/2012 @ 201lbs
04-12-2012, 01:08 PM #2
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2pm - 20%-25%
6pm - workout
8pm - 40-50%
10pm - the rest
I try to sleep by 11pm before I get hungry again but that rarely happens. By morning I'm no longer hungry. :s
04-12-2012, 02:04 PM #3
you should either give it more time for your body to get used to not eating frequently, or switch to eating around a more comfortable schedule. fat loss will be the same as long as you're in a deficit, so eat whenever you want.Powerlifter convert. Follow on instagram Sharpie_bendingbarbells
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04-12-2012, 02:09 PM #4
04-12-2012, 02:09 PM #5
I recommend giving it time. It took me 3-4 weeks to adjust and now it's very easy. I break fast around 12:30pm and I'm still shocked that I can go all morning without being ravenous or feeling like my blood sugar is too low. I also saw a significant drop in strength and stamina at first too but that was only temporary as well. The body is amazing in it's ability to adjust but you just have to be patient and give it time. The adjustment period is the hardest.
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04-13-2012, 07:10 AM #8
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Eating a little is the downfall, eat normal (non-fast) or don't eat (fast 16-24hrs).
If you eat light it just kick starts your stomach, and in reality you basically want to turn it off.
BTW, you a are not 'starving'. this is starving:
Sorry, but it's a personal pet hate..
04-13-2012, 07:17 AM #9
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04-16-2012, 09:11 AM #11
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It definitely takes some time to get used to. I started drinking green tea as well, but my body has gotten completely used to leangains that I'm usually not hungry until 3-4ish and I'm in the office by 9. I've been on and off leangains for the past 5 months and I'm going to pick it up again to get my abs popping before the summer.2011:
LBS: 210+ to 148
BF%: 28+ to 11%
LBS: 170 to 149
BF%: 20 to 12.8%
Goal: 170LBS, 10%BF
04-16-2012, 09:39 AM #12
I am now fully adjusted to the 16/8..... I was doing very well for the first 2 months.. then I started getting these powerful sugar binges! and hunger pains
this is how I fixed it I re-evaluated my macronutrients. and calories deficit... and was a tad below by only 250 grams. I am now having 1750 more grams a week and my hunger is now gone! coffee helps but do you really want to really heavily on caffeine? thats your choice... try increasing your fiber as well... I have raspberries for my carbs and fiber...
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04-16-2012, 11:45 AM #17
It may be a pet peeve of yours when someone says they feel as though they are staving, but the feeling of starvation (not the very act of starvation) is subjective to one's own personal state of being. Someone who is used to eating 5,000 plus calories a day would feel starved on an average of 2,000 calories. Until a time where their body becomes reaccustomed to the new calorie intake.
04-16-2012, 11:46 AM #18
04-16-2012, 12:31 PM #19
As previously stated, water helps too. If you wake up and go to work during the fast, it's pretty easy to forget about getting enough water and getting dehydrated since you're not consuming any from food, either.
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