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    Lately I've just been extremely hungry. I've been overeating like crazy and not gaining weight.

    A day of eating:
    Breakfast
    -Between 6 and 10 eggs
    -Same amount of bacon
    -Vegetables in the eggs (amounting to about the same volume of food as the eggs). Usually onions with potatoes, green pepper and mushrooms.
    -Occasionally some fruit (banana, handfull of cherries, orange)

    Snack (started recently due to hunger, I don't count it as lunch unless there is meat)
    -Nuts
    -Fruit
    -Cheese (Rarely)

    Supper
    -Large helping of meat (Usually upwards of a pound, sometimes going as high as 3lbs)
    -Vegetable (Usually amounting to two bowlfulls)
    -4 strips of bacon with eggs and vegetables to match (If not eating the usual supper vegetables)
    -Tea (Occasionally, with cream)


    Any ideas why I`ve suddenly become so hungry?


    EDIT: Additional info: I'm 20, 6'4" with a bigger build than the average (I would describe it as a fighter's build as opposed to the farmer's build of a bodybuilder).
    Last edited by Alex Good; 01-03-2012, 01:11 PM.
    In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

  • #2
    Tapeworm?
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    • #3
      what do you squat?

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      • #4
        I get really hungry if I eat too much lean protein. But I am not your size or gender.
        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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        • #5
          Up to 48oz of meat in one sitting? I don't think I could ever come close to that. That's strange that you'd just go from normally being full, to wanting to eat a lot more. (I'm assuming no extra physical exercise than normal or else you wouldn't be asking.)

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          • #6
            Thyroid....??

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
              Lately I've just been extremely hungry. I've been overeating like crazy and not gaining weight.

              A day of eating:
              Breakfast
              -Between 6 and 10 eggs
              -Same amount of bacon
              -Vegetables in the eggs (amounting to about the same volume of food as the eggs). Usually onions with potatoes, green pepper and mushrooms.
              -Occasionally some fruit (banana, handfull of cherries, orange)

              Snack (started recently due to hunger, I don't count it as lunch unless there is meat)
              -Nuts
              -Fruit
              -Cheese (Rarely)

              Supper
              -Large helping of meat (Usually upwards of a pound, sometimes going as high as 3lbs)
              -Vegetable (Usually amounting to two bowlfulls)
              -4 strips of bacon with eggs and vegetables to match (If not eating the usual supper vegetables)
              -Tea (Occasionally, with cream)


              Any ideas why I`ve suddenly become so hungry?


              EDIT: Additional info: I'm 20, 6'4" with a bigger build than the average (I would describe it as a fighter's build as opposed to the farmer's build of a bodybuilder).
              Hmm eggs/bacon never seem to bring me satiety either. I'd switch the bacon with some leaner protein. Try chicken/steak/fish. Also how about trying some sweet potatoes/fruit? Your body might be craving glucous if you are lifting.
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              Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs

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              • #8
                That's really not that much for a tall, young man. You are technically still growing until you're around 21, so I wouldn't be alarmed if you aren't gaining weight. Eat as much as you need, there is no universal set amount. Active young males with your stats could easily take in 4000-5000 calories a day to thrive.
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                • #9
                  Owly: Maybe, I like rare pork.
                  dado: Nothing right now, back injury plus working on depth.
                  sbhikes: It's all fatty.
                  primalkyle: The 3lbs is usually when I make pork and beef shoulder roasts. Also no extra work, just some bodyweight stuff to replace squats until I get the flexibility I want.
                  NorthernMonkeyGirl: I doubt hyperthyroidism could be it (I don't have any symptoms that I haven't had since birth, like hating heat), but it is possible that I'm having one last growth spurt. The doctor said years ago that I would get another but I haven't really grown at all in the past year.
                  In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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                  • #10
                    activia: Can't stand lean protein. I give that to the dog.
                    j3nn: The alarm is more about the cost. I'm saving for a trip this summer and almost doubling my food intake isn't helping.
                    In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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                    • #11
                      Yeah, large menus are costly! If you handle carbs well, perhaps you are a candidate for adding in white rice and sweet potatoes. Cheap and calorie-dense. And bananas too.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
                        activia: Can't stand lean protein. I give that to the dog.
                        j3nn: The alarm is more about the cost. I'm saving for a trip this summer and almost doubling my food intake isn't helping.
                        How about tuna with avacodo? Or at least some BEEF its a lot leaner then Bacon. Get some brisket/short ribs slow cook it then cut off the fat. Its still delicous and cheap.
                        Primal since March 2011

                        Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs

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                        • #13
                          With kids, they usually eat a whole lot before they hit a growth spurt. If you're still under 21, you might be hungry in preparation for that final bit of growth? I know guys who've put on a couple of inches of height after high school.
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                          • #14
                            Growth spurt...well, at 5' 2" can't say I've much experience of those

                            Do you feel sated after each meal and get hungry again in a short time, or are you never quite satisfied?

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                            • #15
                              Try using some digestive enzymes. When the food is more efficiently digested, you need less of it.

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