Yeah, I totally know how that is. Last time I gained the weight I could see myself getting fatter every single day. I wanted so badly to exercise so that I could stop it from happening. But if I went out for a run I would trigger my insatiable hunger leftover from hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. You have no idea what that kind of hunger is like. It was a beast I could not control. The only control I had was to do no strenuous exercise. But that didn't keep the weight from piling on. I tried eating only fruit, thinking that fruit was healthy and mostly water. Just grapefruit and peaches, plain yogurt with nuts and mangos, a small and sensible dinner. But by evening I could see I was fatter than morning.
Originally Posted by Shalimar
It took over a year before I could go for a run and not trigger the insatiable hunger. By then it was too late and I was fat. But running didn't help me lose weight, so I tried dieting and running. The insatiable hunger came back. So now I couldn't diet. It was hopeless.
I finally gave up and tried eating high fat, low carb Primal. And it worked, thank god, and I didn't even have to do any running.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Heaviest squat: 180 x 2. Heaviest Deadlift: 230 x 2