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    Question 3 weeks ok...now suddenly HUNGRY!

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    hi everyone,

    i moved towards paleo/primal in Nov 2012 and after the xmas holidays on jan 1 committed full on. first week or two felt great, and pretty satiated even given decent amount of exercise (crossfit type, weights, sprints, swimming and SUP - 5xweek). i'm female, 5'8" and about 152lbs, not really looking to lose much weight (if any) but more just get rid of excess belly fat. nothing drastic.

    anyway, at 3 weeks in i'm finding my 1800-2200 calories/day (about 15:20:65 protein:carb:fat) isn't really cutting it (just started using cronometer to get an idea of where i'm at as opposed to measuring and counting calories) and i am FREAKIN HUNGRY!! i eat a bit more on workout days and stay close to net 1800 on average.

    so was just wondering if anyone experienced this. do i just need to eat more? change ratios? i know my mouth/stomach wants to mangia but i know sometimes "following your gut" is exactly what NOT to do!

    anyway, any input would be appreciated!
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    Are you a male or female?

    Edit: Oh, I see. Could it be that you are pms-ing? I never had noticed this before, but since I started eating Primal, about a week before my period starts, I'm freakin' ravenous. I just eat more than usual. It has worked okay for me so far.
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    Try more protein and less fat, since protein is THE satiety macro-nutrient for many people…

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    huhn, interesting! just looked at my calendar...i'm about 9 days out so could be!
    this kinda started sunday though...did more exercise starting sat though...maybe that's it.

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    I'm way hungrier the week before my period...and super hungry for 2 weeks before if I didnt ovulate---too much estrogen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by solstice View Post
    I'm way hungrier the week before my period...and super hungry for 2 weeks before if I didnt ovulate---too much estrogen!
    so do you succomb!? fight it? up protein/fat?

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    I eat more if I'm hungry. Considering your activity level, I think you might need more food, or more carbs. It may be that the first 3 weeks, your body was transitioning and okay with a lower level of food/carbs/whatever. It can take some time for people to adjust.
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    i didnt give in this past month!
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    Yep, first thing I thought when I saw the title was "female?". I do the same thing. Chocoperfection bars help me. The almond ones

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    Knew the OP was a woman from the title. Hormones, man. They crazy. I get absolutely ravenous around ovulation and about a week before my period.

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