I want to eat fat, fat, fatty food, what is going on

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bizzybee38

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Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 11:14
I have been doing the research, I know how much protein and fiber I should take in daily, even the amount of fat that I should be having. I've been doing this "lifestyle change" for almost three months and it has been a roller coaster. I past my "all I want to do is eat" phase. I rolled into the "I'm not hungry and not eating enough" phase. Now, I'm doing well with my eating until dinner and then I just want to eat FATTY CRAP food. I had a cheeseburger one day, french fries another, 5 KFC hot wings another day. Could someone please explain that to me?? Am I doing something wrong? Please feel free to check out my food calendar. I don't know what to do about this dilemma. HELP FS friends.
BgIrn

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Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 11:38
Up your fat intake and reduce your carbohydrates. Fat is important for satiety as well as hormone production. You're craving fat, because you don't eat enough of it.

Hit you daily calorie goal, in a better mixture of macro nutrients and don't stress.
eKatherine

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Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 11:42
I'm not sure what calculation you used to determine your protein requirement, but it looks a little low to me.

180 pounds X .6 grams/day/pound of bodyweight = 108 grams

The .6 grams/day/pound of bodyweight is one of the lower suggested figures I have seen for an active person.

Your diet is extremely low in fat and high in carbs. You should eat more fat and less carbs. If I ate as little fat as you have set as your goal, I would be having crazy binging too.
bizzybee38

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Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 13:09
I read the following article http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/nutrition/a/protein.htm

I multiplied my body weight times .37 which at the time was 68.08 of protein. I have NO idea how to cut down on carbs but I'd like to.
eKatherine

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Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 13:41
The number you saw, .37 x your bodyweight, is the lowest number I have ever seen recommended. For an active person the recommendation is usually between .6 - 1.0 gram per pound. Remember you are an active person. An active person needs more protein in proportion to their level of activity.

How to cut down on carbs:

1. Eat fewer grains, which include bread, pasta, rice, pastries, bagels. Also rice, seeds, and other non-wheat grains.
2. Minimize sugar. Cut out desserts and snacks. If you eat lots of fruit, eat a little less fruit and more vegetables.
3. Eat less starchy vegetables.

Eat fewer portions of the above or smaller portions. You eat a lot of these, therefore you should have no difficulty finding a portion or two to eliminate and another to make smaller.

Eat more fat by not going out of your way to artificially restrict your choices of protein to exceptionally low fat ones. Eat whole foods, whole milk dairy vs skim milk or fat free, whole eggs vs egg whites, mixed chicken parts including skin rather than skinless breast only. Use some butter. A teaspoon here and there is good for you.

Balance your energy calories (carbs and fats) between the two, rather than eating mostly carbs.
BgIrn

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Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 13:46
Eat as much protein as you can whilst staying within your caloric goal. Supplement with fat and give the rest of your calories up to carbohydrates. As long as you remain under maintenance calories you will be fine.

Try to eat better carbs and stay away from sugar carbohydrates and simple starches. This site is a good resource for investigating foods and their carbohydrate quality.

http://www.glycemicindex.com/

If you become very active or are doing intense workouts, entertain more carbs to fuel your exercise.
BgIrn

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Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 13:48
Good explanation eKatherine. My comment had a link to the Glycemic Index that got moderated but google it.
bizzybee38

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Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 14:27
Thanks ekatherine, you have given me a lot to consider.
amberrozell

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Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 14:50
An active person needs between .6-1.0 grams of protein per pound. If you are weight training and want to put on muscle then you should have on average 1.5 (depending on how intese your lifting).



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