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    Since I went primal/paleo ~ 45 days ago, I've been full almost all the time. The only times I'm really ever hungry, are about 2 hours after my morning workout, but lately not even then.

    Now I am overweight. I'm ~275lbs and I generally fast after my Friday morning meal till Saturday morning meal. I'm thinking of just fasting the whole weekend soon, but I've wondering about balancing in required nutrition to maintain healthy, and to help recover after my morning workouts.

    Should I just consolidate my entire daily intake of nutrition into one meal, and make sure to get that meal every day, or is it ok to skip meals even though I'm working out every weekday morning? If I waited till I was hungry, i'd often be waiting quite awhile.

  • #2
    Yeah I don't ignore hunger signals, part of my daily mediation is acknowlding what my body is telling me and it's just not telling me I'm hungry. I now eat just to get my daily protein and vegetables, as opposed to eating because I feel I need to eat food. If I could just not eat I would and wait till I was hungry. I might try that next week and see how it affects my workouts. Just skipping "meals" until i'm hungry.

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    • #3
      I love my 8 hour eating window, but I don't workout until 3-4 usually. Depends on your workouts, if you are trying to loose weight, your workouts should be geared towards that, I would take bcaa's for recovery after your morning workouts for recovery and muscle repair, and once you start eating, give yourself an 8 hour eating window, I fill up on all my nutrients in about 2 meals, works for me.

      Example:
      wake up 8am-2pm ( coffee, black)
      2pm- 4pm ( bcaa's post workout, protein shake after)
      4pm-9/10pm ( eat until 10pm or stuffed, usually 2 meals in there, big post workout, and then a smaller one before bed)
      fast 10pm-wake up 8am

      repeat

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      • #4
        Sorry Wolfman, not familiar with the term "bcaa".

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        • #5
          Eat when you are hungry. I think it's better to eat when your body tells you to than to force feed yourself when you are not hungry. You will be building good habits by listening to your body.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Michaeljwjr View Post
            Sorry Wolfman, not familiar with the term "bcaa".
            BCAA = Branched chain amino acids
            "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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            • #7
              although i agree with not forcefeeding yourself, you have to really be careful with fasting/one meal a day templates because that can really up your cortisol without you realizing it. I would say try to get in 2 meals a day at least, morning -early evening so that your body doesnt think theres a lack of food in the environment and stores fat. Make sure youre getting a nice solid whop of protein in both meals,and a nice amount of fat and veggies. You might try doing a little carb load post workout to stimulate the appetite a bit and for recovery purposes, nothing too big maybe half/whole sweet potatoe? go with what works for you. Keep an eye on your sleep/recovery times/and general energy levels throughout the day, if those stay stable thats good, but remember that what works for you now may hurt you later, so always stay open minded and be willing to change direction if you feel detrimental affects. good luck!


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Michaeljwjr View Post
                Since I went primal/paleo ~ 45 days ago, I've been full almost all the time. The only times I'm really ever hungry, are about 2 hours after my morning workout, but lately not even then.

                Now I am overweight. I'm ~275lbs and I generally fast after my Friday morning meal till Saturday morning meal. I'm thinking of just fasting the whole weekend soon, but I've wondering about balancing in required nutrition to maintain healthy, and to help recover after my morning workouts.

                Should I just consolidate my entire daily intake of nutrition into one meal, and make sure to get that meal every day, or is it ok to skip meals even though I'm working out every weekday morning? If I waited till I was hungry, i'd often be waiting quite awhile.
                You had a question? Sorry, I was just too busy looking at that handsome face and forgot what it was. Pay no mind to the lecherous old lady.

                But seriously, Mark has a concept he calls WHEN which stands for When Hunger Ensues Naturally. I think that might be a good starting place for you. Look up his MDA post about it as compared to other types of IFs.

                Best wishes to you.

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                • #9
                  Thanks you all for the advice (and compliment) I'll try it out through the next week.

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                  • #10
                    If you're not hungry, there's no need to eat. My body's been telling me to not eat every day for the last week plus, and every day I eat. And I've felt crappy. Working out while not eating might be a little scary, but I did it the other day and felt fine. No hunger signals after the workout either. Don't eat just to eat! Sometimes your body needs a break.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ryan54 View Post
                      If you're not hungry, there's no need to eat. My body's been telling me to not eat every day for the last week plus, and every day I eat. And I've felt crappy. Working out while not eating might be a little scary, but I did it the other day and felt fine. No hunger signals after the workout either. Don't eat just to eat! Sometimes your body needs a break.
                      Yeah, basically when I eat "for nutrition" i feel like I'm just piling it into a full tummy. I'm going to spend the week working out/eating only when I'm hungry and see how it affects my workouts.

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                      • #12
                        I found when I first started Primal, after a few weeks of eating all over the place and snacking on nuts like crazy I naturally settled into a routine of 2 meals per day, lunch and dinner, with zero snacks. I occasionally eat a light breakfast if I'm feeling rough, I also occasionally only have one meal in a day, if I'm busy, although with one meal it's a struggle to eat enough in one sitting. But most days I eat lunch late afternoon, dinner early evening. I do feel pretty hungry in the mornings, my stomach grumbles and I look forward to lunch, but I don't feel like I'm going to die if I don't eat soon, like I used to when carb-addicted and I had to eat every 3 hours or risk a migraine!

                        I don't do heavy workouts but I like to do short runs and feel better running on an empty stomach. Then I eat a large meal after I've cooled down.

                        It sounds like you have a healthy attitude to food and hunger. I personally don't do fasts longer than 24 hours but I think if you want to try it then the 'skip one meal at a time', is a sensible way to do it. There are many different ways to incorporate healthy fasts into your routine, so experiment to find what works for you. You might find you can easily eat like a wolf for your post-workout lunches and maybe fast a bit longer on your rest days.
                        Last edited by CaveWeirdo; 06-18-2012, 04:44 AM.
                        Start weight: 238 lbs (March 2012)
                        Current weight: 205 lbs (July 2012)
                        Loss so far: 33 lbs!!!
                        WOE: Primal + IF
                        Movements: Hiking, sprinting.
                        Goal: to see my abs some time in 2013!

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