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    Starving!!

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    Hello all!

    I have been following the primal laws for several months now, with great results. The only carbs that I have are from fruit, veggies, nuts and seeds, keeping carbs around 90-100 grams. I am a healthy 38 year old male, who trains with weights, two to three times per week, with cardio, 2 to 3 days as well...

    I have been unable to lose the last 10 pounds, so I increased my cardio, to 40 minutes 4 or 5 days per week, and the weight is coming off, and I am looking the best, that I have ever looked. The only problem is that I am constantly starving, If I have a 5 egg omelette with avocado, veggies, and steak, with some fruit, I am starving within 30 minutes. For dinner, its steak, big salad, veggies, and lots of olive oil on my salad, and again, starving within 30 minutes. I have to go home and have a couple handfuls of nuts and a protein shake, and I feel a little better... I am just starving all day long, and even right after all of my meals... Do you think that since I increased my activity level, that I should replace some of the fruit with a little potato or yam, or will much more fat suffice?? Thanks for any help!!

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    Why replace, if you're burning it off, then ad some sweet potatoe and another dollup of fat.

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    If your starving EAT! It is also possible you could just be thirsty and if you feel like you're getting adequate calories try drinking a big glass of water, wait 20 mins and then re-assess.

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    In my opinion, it sounds like your body requires more fuel due to the added activity. You could continue to eat as you have been and maybe burn off the last bit of fat/inches and continue to be hungry, but I don't think that's sustainable - and who wants to feel hungry all the time? If it were me, I'd add in some healthy starches like potatoes, sweet potatoes and bananas. There are a bunch of folks here who change their macros depending on what sort of physical activity they're doing that day; perhaps they could offer advice.

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    I agree with the others. There is no law that you must only eat breakfast, lunch, dinner. Eat when you're hungry until it normalizes. Add more butter and fats. Add a sweet potato. Don't let you're self be hungry. That'sa recipe to break down and eat 7 pizzas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gladmorning View Post
    I agree with the others. There is no law that you must only eat breakfast, lunch, dinner. Eat when you're hungry until it normalizes. Add more butter and fats. Add a sweet potato. Don't let you're self be hungry. That'sa recipe to break down and eat 7 pizzas.
    OP, are you truly starving or are you craving something?

    Feeling this hunger or starving sensation immediately after eating is usually a sign of nutrient requirement that has not yet been met.

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    I am in the same exact boat as you. Trying to lose last 10, almost same age (I'm 39)..No matter how much or what I eat I am always hungry so I am curious what others come up with.

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    Eat more fat with your meals.
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    Agree with everyone.

    PLay around with macronutrients. I personally can't eat a lot of carbs without experiencing blood sugar drops, so I increase my fat instead when very active.

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    This is precisely why cardio doesn't work for weight loss.....

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