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    Exercise generally doesn't raise my appetite - and if it does, it doesn't raise it in line with the extra calories burned. I usually exercise about 3 - 7 hours after my last meal. Hence I've found exercise useful for losing fat.

    I only feel significant hunger when I have a sleep deficit or my diet is lacking in essential micronutrients - the latter is usually when I'm on holiday and/or eating out a lot.
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    Intense exercise dampens hunger for me, but lower intensity steady cardio does not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owly View Post
    Intense exercise dampens hunger for me, but lower intensity steady cardio does not.
    I haven't noticed any difference between the two, but I will pay more attention in case I have missed one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by primalrob View Post
    same for me, and my workouts are always fasted for at least 16 hours. i usually have something small like sardines or a couple of eggs after, then a few hours later i get actually hungry.

    i like the simplicity of exercise being the best diet tool.
    I'm usually fasted as well, as I IF every day. I just thought it was interesting, because I hadn't lifting weights for nearly a week, and I started to get REALLY hungry every day. Then as soon as I lift weights, I noticed my appetite was smaller, which was super handy!

    That's one thing I love about primal, not just weight loss, but I feel like I'm becoming more "in-tune" with my body. I notice how certain foods and certain activities effect my body more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paleo-bunny View Post
    Exercise generally doesn't raise my appetite - and if it does, it doesn't raise it in line with the extra calories burned. I usually exercise about 3 - 7 hours after my last meal. Hence I've found exercise useful for losing fat.

    I only feel significant hunger when I have a sleep deficit or my diet is lacking in essential micronutrients - the latter is usually when I'm on holiday and/or eating out a lot.
    I've noticed the increased appetite with lack of sleep as well, which kinda sucks, because sometimes my job requires me to get a little less sleep than I need. A little sleep really goes a long way haha

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    Been doing a little research..

    "There are several hormones that help regulate appetite, but the researchers looked at two of the major ones, ghrelin and peptide YY. Ghrelin is the only hormone known to stimulate appetite. Peptide YY suppresses appetite."

    One study found that a 60 minute aerobic workout on a treadmill decreased ghrelin, and increased peptide YY. The same study found that 90 minutes of weight lifting decreased ghrelin, but didn't really effect peptide YY.

    This seems to make sense, at least for me, because I find that my appetite is more suppressed after sprinting, than it is after lifting weights.

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    I cannot exercise on an empty stomach, it has been miserable the times that I've tried. I typically start working out at 5:30-6:00 am. I am not hungry afterwards, though if it was an especially hard strength day then I will down a protein shake that has next to no carbs in it to make certain my body has enough protein - generally I don't have a meal until 5-6 hours later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catrin View Post
    I cannot exercise on an empty stomach, it has been miserable the times that I've tried. I typically start working out at 5:30-6:00 am. I am not hungry afterwards, though if it was an especially hard strength day then I will down a protein shake that has next to no carbs in it to make certain my body has enough protein - generally I don't have a meal until 5-6 hours later.
    Interesting how everybody's different!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheffy View Post
    I've noticed the increased appetite with lack of sleep as well, which kinda sucks, because sometimes my job requires me to get a little less sleep than I need. A little sleep really goes a long way haha
    Working long hours as a chef must be very difficult.
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    I am regularly doing exercises and it really helps me..

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