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    Hail, fellow bacon-eaters! I seek your aid!

    I've been primal for 3 weeks now, and wake up hungry nearly every morning, even though I feel satiated when I go to sleep. it's frustrating because I go the the gym right after waking, and don't want to hear my stomach complain about how it wants food while I'm working out!
    basic background: I've been eating 20-35g of carbs a day, 50-70% fat, and 1,400-1,500 calories. My journal is in my signature, and it shows the specific foods that I'm eating.

    I'm a 20-year old female, 5'6'', started at 130lbs and the scale now says 126, but I assume that's mostly water weight. I still drink a can or two of diet coke a day, but that's my only "cheat". My exercise is 1-3 miles of walking, 30 mins of elliptical 3-5x a week, and a short kettlebell workout 2-3x a week.

    I feel great most of the time, but when I wake up, RAWRRRR! I feel like a bear coming out of hibernation! What can I do to tame the beast?
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    This may sound a little obvious...but when I wake up hungry I usually eat something... that seems to help.

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    hah. well, yes, that would be the ideal solution, but I go to the gym directly after waking up, and I'd rather not share my stomach contents with the rest of the gym, either, if you know what I mean. and unfortunately, because of my work schedule, I can't really go to the gym at any other time.
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    what are your goals? 125-130 is a VERY HEALTHY weight for 5'6 female unless you have very little muscle mass.

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    Im new here, too, and this may be the blind leading the blind......but with myself what I have recently discovered is if I flip/flop my cardio ratio to weight training this diet seems to make me less hungry (I think it might be a cortisol thing). I am doing much more HEAVY lifting and less cardio (it was a challenge for me, as I used to run 5 miles every day) - Now I am running one day a week (to prove that I still can) - I'm calling it a "fun day"). When my cardio frequency creeps up, I find myself STARVING. Even the slow stuff.

    For the first time in my life I am putting on muscle tone!!!!

    Hope this helps.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi View Post
    what are your goals? 125-130 is a VERY HEALTHY weight for 5'6 female unless you have very little muscle mass.
    well, I'm at about 23% bodyfat--at least according to various online calculators using tape-measures-- so I'd like to get to 20% or so, but I don't know if that's a reasonable goal--I'm pretty new to this.

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    have a spoonfu of coconut oil. that will diminish the hunger pangs and give you great energy for your workout. easy! watch all of that cardio.... instead you should maybe substitute a circuit of lunges, pushups and pullups (assisted). keeps your heart rate up and down...works your whole body including the core.

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    At your height/weight, I think aiming for 20% BF by gaining strength and muscle would be good, rather than trying to drive the scale down, and carbs are already quite low. I agree with the above posters, increase strength training (intensity not time) and decrease cardio.

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    What I do is either make myself a cup of coffee (I find it is a great appetite suppressant) or grab a handful of nuts before heading out. Something small just to shut the stomach up
    The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being proven right or pleasantly surprised.

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    I think your body gets used to what ever you make a habit of. These days, I'm into daily IFing and I don't eat until the evenings. I'm not used to having breakfast, lunch, or snacks anymore. I do drink the hell out of green tea all day though.

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