Too hungry to work out!

previous topic · next topic
skowrone001

Joined: May 12
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 09 May 2012, 18:56
I need some help. My diet is making me hungry, which means I'm doing something right, but what can I do to not stay hungry during my workout. I don't like protein bars or shakes, but I stop working out early because I'm hungry. I need something to quench that so I can work out longer?
NCNOLE

Joined: Feb 11
Posts: 1,218

      quote  
Posted: 09 May 2012, 19:18
You shouldn't be hungry all the time. You probably need to add more veggies to your diet to help fill you up without adding a lot of calories. Salads and veggies go a long way and if you add them in addition to what you are already eating, you won't be adding a lot of extra calories, but will fill up more. Depending on when you workout - you should consider having a light snack 30-60 minutes before eating. If you are working out first thing in the morning, then you could consider just shortening your workout. If you workout when you get home at night, then you should consider a small snack before and not in the middle of your workout. It really depends on what foods you like - fruit, yogurt, nuts, cheese. I would probably stick to something light and maybe around 100 calories. You don't want to have too much on your stomach if you are doing intense cardio cause you could barf!
Hoser

Joined: Jul 10
Posts: 2,051

      quote  
Posted: 09 May 2012, 19:33
If your diet is making you hungry then you're doing something wrong. Being hungry is not sustainable. Eating reasonable portions of quality, nutritious foods is a much better idea.

We can't see your diet calendar so we can't be more specific.
suremeansyes

Joined: May 10
Posts: 142

      quote  
Posted: 09 May 2012, 21:51
Definitely shouldn't always be hungry, and if you are cutting your workout short due to hunger, you might have to up your calorie level or make sure you are eating enough protein/fats.

Do you eat a lot of processed foods? I find when I do that I am much hungrier. You get less bang for the (calorie) buck.
JazzyOwl

Joined: May 12
Posts: 61

      quote  
Posted: 09 May 2012, 21:54
Hard to help if your not logging your food intake. But I agree with the others, you dont have to be hungry to diet.
Once you forgot what you are worth......You forgot what you deserve!
schmetterlin...

Joined: Apr 12
Posts: 71

      quote  
Posted: 10 May 2012, 04:33
HUNGRY? that would certainly put me of whatever you are doing!! Think...if you are hungry, you are starving your system! I work out 5 times a week, some workouts are really intense like Kettlebell, doing that on a full stomach is a no go but doing it hungry + impossible. try some porridge 2 hours before. works for me. good luck.
Tina
OlsBean

Joined: May 12
Posts: 8

      quote  
Posted: 10 May 2012, 07:10
Ditto with the other comments, you should NOT feel hungry to the point where you feel you are unable to continue exercising if you are dieting correctly.

As Hoser said for one it's unsustainable and at some point even if you have the will power of a Jedi Knight, the Hunger will get the better of you and you'll end up over-eating or eating something unsuitable to compensate and appease the hunger pangs.

As Tina said porridge is a great source of slow release energy as are other complex carbs such as wholegrain cereals if training post breakfast or things like wholewheat pasta, brown rice if training later in the day.

Avoid training/exercising on empty it can not only be dangerous but in some circumstances can have the opposite effect to dieting, Google Sumo Dieting for more info.

HTH



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Fatsecret's Exercise Diary
Can't answer the why on the values as posted by FS, but can let you know that many of us document our exercise in our journals. We keep track of any and all workouts. Walking, running, strength t ...
by ClassicRocker on 22 Aug 14 09:48 PM
Withings Scale
a lot of different weighting scales are available in market with different futures and functions. Some online sources are also available for buying weighting scale like digital and c... scales in low ...
by Millerdavid891 on 13 Aug 14 12:49 AM
Is there a way to account for -mayo on here?
When I have/choose to eat fast food I always order without any condiments, especially mayo. More because they put disgusting amounts of them on rather than making good choices, but still. Anyway, I& ...
by Wade Sansing on 12 Aug 14 01:19 PM
Right weight for you body
I think something else to point out in regards to "the right weight for your body" is how the "set point" weight affects what the body wants to weigh. I do not believe that all people ...
by ChristyLA on 12 Aug 14 07:36 AM
sugar
I totally agree. The video really made it look easy. I'm hesitant because I was given an espresso machine that exploded in my kitchen last night ~ spent an hour just wiping down coffee grounds from ...
by FullaBella on 11 Aug 14 08:23 PM