View Full Version : Always hungry

11-27-2006, 08:33 AM
I'm slowly increating my calories. Currently I'm at 2500. Since our pantry is low right now, I"ve been eating a lot of PB inbetween what are meals generally consisting of oatmeal, tuna, eggs, and whatever other meats I can get. But I am always hungry! I'm hungry right now, like - weak. Just in the last two hours I ate a bowl of oatmeal and a homemade pb/oat/protein bar (see the recipe section).

Help point me towards the problem and the fix.

11-27-2006, 10:12 AM
It's a sign - eat more!
Alternatively, try spreading your meals out even more. Eating every 2-3 hours is good. Try eating less calories dense foods (ie less peanut butter, milk, etc.).

Also, how tall are you? How much do you weigh? Age?

11-27-2006, 10:19 AM
Male, 5'7", 148 lbs... Been living on a steadily incresing diet. Four months ago I was eating just 1100 calories (I was dieting in the manner of those who don't know what they're doing). Currently I'm up to 2500. My goal is ~2900.

11-27-2006, 10:21 AM
True, the pb is calorie dense and relatively little actual substanance. Right now I'm padding out with rice cakes before going to lunch and getting a sub.

I think that's the problem, duh, I was thinking calories only - I forgot the actual grams of material in my tummy.

11-27-2006, 10:25 AM
Well, if it's of any help, I'm about your size (5'8", 152). And I'm eating ~3700 calories. A few months ago I was getting hungry while steadily gaining weight. I posted about it somewhere (the search doesn't seem to be working properly) and the suggestion was to up the calories by 250. I did and I've continued to see great gains.
I've concluded I was getting hungry because of my routine. I switched to Westside, which is, as I found out, quite grueling.
What does your diet look like? Do you have a fitday? Often hunger can be attributed to not eating enough fat.

11-27-2006, 11:55 AM
I was doing a mod of BGB, but I'll start BGB in truth today. I think the answer is as simple as eating less calorically dense foods. Thanks Red! And in a few weeks I"ll up my intake to 2650

11-27-2006, 01:06 PM
And in a few weeks I"ll up my intake to 2650

There's no need to put a time limit on it. Up the calories when your gains slow down, or if you start to get overtrained.

11-27-2006, 01:36 PM
When I bulk I'm hungry all the time. 2 hours after I eat - I'm hungry. So I eat again. My bulks are not clean at all :)

11-27-2006, 03:04 PM
I'm moderating my caloric increase intentionally. Slow and clean. :)

11-28-2006, 06:25 PM
Fiber, fiber, fiber