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    I don't actually try to fast anymore because some people convinced I shouldn't really since I'm 15 and growing and stuff. However I would sometimes (once or twice a week) for merely 14-16 hours. Simply because I sometimes forgot to buy breakfast for that day and all my family has got is bread, or for example on mondays I've got school from 10 til 5. And i don't like eating at school, so I want to "fast" for a weak 7 hours. But even this is hard for me. At around 3pm I get very hungry, weak and sometimes my stomach starts to hurt.
    Though I might need a lot of food, I don't think I shouldn't be able to go without food just for 7 hours. Not everything can be blamed on being a teen. I've even tried 3000-calorie breakfasts, and I still get hungry and weak in the afternoon. So it's not because of a general lack of food
    Any idea why I get this?
    well then

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    Need to know what you're eating~ weak could be low blood sugar, could also be dehydration. How much water do you normally drink? Are you feeling this weakness after exercise, or just in general?

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    • #3
      It's better not to fast until you have a strong sense of your hunger signals -- something that you are already struggling with.

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      • #4
        Pack a snack

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Nady View Post
          Need to know what you're eating~ weak could be low blood sugar, could also be dehydration. How much water do you normally drink? Are you feeling this weakness after exercise, or just in general?
          I'm feeling the weakness when I didn't eat for a couple of hours. But exercise always makes the weakness and hunger disappear for a little while.
          Usually my breakfast is eggs with cheese and beef fried in coconut oil and an apple
          well then

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          • #6
            Originally posted by zoebird View Post
            It's better not to fast until you have a strong sense of your hunger signals -- something that you are already struggling with.
            Fasting helps with listening to hunger signals, I am sure I am hungry after fasting
            well then

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sjmc View Post
              Pack a snack
              lol I'm not good at keeping food for later. I tried the packing a snack but everytime I arrive at school I'm like "fuck that I'm eating it now". Same reason I can't do groceries for a week ahead. I'll eat the entire fridge anyway that same day
              well then

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Gadsie View Post
                lol I'm not good at keeping food for later. I tried the packing a snack but everytime I arrive at school I'm like "fuck that I'm eating it now". Same reason I can't do groceries for a week ahead. I'll eat the entire fridge anyway that same day
                Pretty sure it's your young body craving for food because it needs nutrients to grow man.
                Or you have an history of mindlessly overeating.
                Young self-caring Paleo-eater from France.
                (So please forgive the strange way I tend to express myself in your beautiful language )

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Daydreamer View Post
                  Pretty sure it's your young body craving for food because it needs nutrients to grow man.
                  Or you have an history of mindlessly overeating.
                  Well, I spent from 10 years old until 14 years old eating crap 24/7 like most teenagers but never gained any fat. And the years before that were CW "healthy". I switched to primal half a year ago (I'm 15 now). And that's where problems began,(not primal's fault of course) I became sort of anorexic for 2 months being very active and eating 2500 cals a day. I got out of that by eating 5000 or so cals day. But currently I feel like I'm a food addict. I even want to eat when I'm not hungry (or at least think I'm not hungry) and I sometimes eat way too much until I'm stuffed. I have no idea why.. I first thought it was because I was undernourished for 2 months. But I guess 4 months of 5000 calories a day should've fixed that by now
                  Last edited by Gadsie; 06-20-2012, 12:36 PM.
                  well then

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                  • #10
                    Man, eating a lot while eating crap and eating a lot while eating good paleo nutrients don't have the same effect at all.
                    I experienced the same problem, and I kind of go through the same experience as I'm recovering from hypogonadism (diet and training induced). At first I thought I was falling in a bulimic trap. Then I upped my intake of animal/coconut fats and I feel much better. I'm still eating big however, but without discomfort and while staying lean. I'm naturally developing my masculine body.

                    Check out my post in the Success stories about Hypogonadism. During a time I developed a strange anorexic behavior too, when I felt that "all was lost". Was hyper-active and calories restrictive.
                    Young self-caring Paleo-eater from France.
                    (So please forgive the strange way I tend to express myself in your beautiful language )

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Daydreamer View Post
                      Man, eating a lot while eating crap and eating a lot while eating good paleo nutrients don't have the same effect at all.
                      I experienced the same problem, and I kind of go through the same experience as I'm recovering from hypogonadism (diet and training induced). At first I thought I was falling in a bulimic trap. Then I upped my intake of animal/coconut fats and I feel much better. I'm still eating big however, but without discomfort and while staying lean. I'm naturally developing my masculine body.

                      Check out my post in the Success stories about Hypogonadism. During a time I developed a strange anorexic behavior too, when I felt that "all was lost". Was hyper-active and calories restrictive.
                      K I'll check it out right now
                      well then

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Daydreamer View Post
                        Man, eating a lot while eating crap and eating a lot while eating good paleo nutrients don't have the same effect at all.
                        I experienced the same problem, and I kind of go through the same experience as I'm recovering from hypogonadism (diet and training induced). At first I thought I was falling in a bulimic trap. Then I upped my intake of animal/coconut fats and I feel much better. I'm still eating big however, but without discomfort and while staying lean. I'm naturally developing my masculine body.

                        Check out my post in the Success stories about Hypogonadism. During a time I developed a strange anorexic behavior too, when I felt that "all was lost". Was hyper-active and calories restrictive.
                        I can relate to a lot of that story, I also did excessive cardio. And did a kind of binging-fasting (purging) I was eventually 123 lbs at 6'1". I'm now 6'2" and 140lbs.
                        Some questions if I may
                        You say you fast 16/8. How do you feel doing this? I mean are you sometimes hungry a long time before breaking your fast? And what do you do when you're not hungry after fasting for 16 hours? And do you keep eating until you're full or do you just plan what you're going to eat ahead?
                        well then

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                        • #13
                          I feel very good doing the 16/8 fast. It can be strange at first, with little hunger pangs, but I never experienced terrible ones or lightheadedness caused by the fast. If anything I feel energetic and focused doing so. Just don't be calories restrictive while fasting, it can become very difficult and you'd be more likely to become very weak.
                          My body is now totally adapted to the way I'm eating. Even when I'm doing a 24h fast, which is very rare (after a special occasion where I truly overate and feel very bloated and sick), the hunger pangs try to come only around the 16h mark which is very funny to notice.

                          I used to plan my calories intake, following what I planned ahead in order to "gauge" my weight gain, but I always ended up "binging" in a way or another to feel better, so now I'm listening to my body, I upped my intake of saturated/animal fats and eat as much as I "want", but only the best primal stuff I can get. I even limit on nuts because it didn't make me feel very good. I'm feeling way better. I guess I'm somewhere around the 3000 calories mark, and I'm not doing any exercise. Don't know yet if it's enough to maintain this healthy weight gain thing.
                          Young self-caring Paleo-eater from France.
                          (So please forgive the strange way I tend to express myself in your beautiful language )

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Daydreamer View Post
                            I feel very good doing the 16/8 fast. It can be strange at first, with little hunger pangs, but I never experienced terrible ones or lightheadedness caused by the fast. If anything I feel energetic and focused doing so. Just don't be calories restrictive while fasting, it can become very difficult and you'd be more likely to become very weak.
                            My body is now totally adapted to the way I'm eating. Even when I'm doing a 24h fast, which is very rare (after a special occasion where I truly overate and feel very bloated and sick), the hunger pangs try to come only around the 16h mark which is very funny to notice.

                            I used to plan my calories intake, following what I planned ahead in order to "gauge" my weight gain, but I always ended up "binging" in a way or another to feel better, so now I'm listening to my body, I upped my intake of saturated/animal fats and eat as much as I "want", but only the best primal stuff I can get. I even limit on nuts because it didn't make me feel very good. I'm feeling way better. I guess I'm somewhere around the 3000 calories mark, and I'm not doing any exercise. Don't know yet if it's enough to maintain this healthy weight gain thing.
                            I do the 16/8 fast sometimes, and it's hard. Maybe I should do it for a week or so and it'll become easier. I really want to be able to easily do this. When I plan ahead calories I rarely go over (but this is because I plan ahead for 5000 calories).
                            This is what I eat in order from most to least:
                            Fish
                            Beef
                            Other meat
                            Fruit
                            Vegetables
                            Dairy
                            Coconut oil

                            Right now I'm actually fasting, I started 4 hours ago and I'm about to go to sleep and I'll just eat (a lot) when I wake up. But I'm very hungry right now, but I have to finish this now
                            Last edited by Gadsie; 06-20-2012, 01:50 PM.
                            well then

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                            • #15
                              If you're hungry, like a real hunger that doesn't go away and is actually persistent even when drinking or not thinking about it for a whole hour, then by all means, eat. It's your body knowing its stuff and needing nutrients for your growth. Don't make the same errors as me.
                              I think you're doing good.
                              Just cook all your veggies and meat with a lot of coconut oil, duck fats...etc It helps you to feel energized, full and feed your body.
                              Young self-caring Paleo-eater from France.
                              (So please forgive the strange way I tend to express myself in your beautiful language )

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