Hey Ombat, I actually totally know what you mean! Some days are "hungry days" (and I'll eat a lot), some days I'm not hungry (so I won't eat much), or some days I've got hunger but no appetite (so I'll eat to maintenance). It seems to go in cycles.
Originally Posted by ombat
Personally I'm trusting that my body knows best, and I'm just going with that. In the past when I had hungry days it would turn into a binge, because I'd try to fight my body and then I'd cave and eat all around me - sometimes for a few days, cos the day after a binge I was always hungry again (it's like a hangover I think). These days when I have a hungry day (like yesterday), I just go with it. I presume my body is regulating itself, so maybe hunger is a sign that the metabolism needs a kick. Then today I had hunger but no appetite - maybe today I was burning some fat? Who knows.
Anyway, maybe you needed two days of eating a lot, or maybe you needed one day of eating a lot and you made it two for psychological reasons. What do you think?
Edit: sorry, completely ignored the food sensitivities! Eating out can definitely effect hunger, but I wouldn't imagine it would last for two days...
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