View Full Version : Appetite problems

02-22-2002, 10:31 PM
I have a lot of problems getting my appetite high enough to eat 5 meals a day. I hover around 220-224. I need some motivation here somehow. If I start up with a new girl or something or I have a test or whatever I guess I am too uptight and my stomach is not loose enough to ask for food. What are your tricks to grow the appetite no matter what?

02-23-2002, 12:23 AM
I second this question, I find it just as difficult to eat.. It sucks because it is my downfall.. I fell ya pain man..

02-23-2002, 12:34 AM
Liquid calories.

02-23-2002, 12:35 AM
Are you suggesting just drinking massive amounts of shakes?

02-23-2002, 12:38 AM
Protein/carb shakes, milk, etc. Sometimes sitting down and actually chewing food can be tough, especially when you're really not hungry. Liquid cals go down easier, though. It's what I use... makes those last 500-800 calories easier to swallow.


02-23-2002, 01:28 AM


02-23-2002, 03:21 AM
Your all-natural @$$ needs to eat man, 6'6 and only 224 u need to be at least 260, but at least u bench good. If your not playing basketball or something I would deffiently put on some weight, I say take in at least 5,000 calories a day if not more. Try those weight-gainers they got like 2,000 calories in em.


02-23-2002, 07:26 AM
Belial's idea was tits.

another idea may be to make sure you get enough carbs in, make sure you get enough protein in, and then make up the rest of your cals from fat. oils, nuts whatever.

02-23-2002, 10:52 AM
You are right big poppa, I ran into a former Mr. USA, we ended up posing arms in the locker room and he told me I could get up to 300 pounds given my frame. He was 270 and about 5'7". At least I acknowledge its a problem, my lack of appetite. I am trying to do something about it, I think more shakes will be a good start. Anyone here ever actually blend a real meal and drink it like Arnold in end of days?

02-23-2002, 10:53 AM
Here is what I am working with at around 223

02-23-2002, 05:32 PM
You look good mystery man.

02-23-2002, 07:41 PM
See now I have the exact opposite problem, I just can't stop my appetite. To get more calories I would eat more nuts, pb, and carbs.

Where are your from AllNatural?

02-24-2002, 11:11 PM
S. FL... Any of you guys make a bunch of premade meals and reheat them throughout the week? I just started grilling 4 sandwiches and putting them in bags so I can just grab them throughout the week (usually only lasts 3 days or so). I need to get away from frozen diners in particular boston market chicken and mashed potatoes. Too much sodium and preservatives in it, not to mention partially hydrogenated whatever. Suggestions?

02-25-2002, 04:54 PM
All Natural What part of South Florida? i am in West Palm Beach!

try Lean Crousin:P ,Weight Watchers Frozen Meals:P

02-26-2002, 01:32 PM
I had a similar problem, but different . . . Couldn't get enough calories to feed my metabolism.

I began to set myself up with a schedule, a menu of sorts.

I plan (in advance) my meals for the following day.

Keeping a chart I simply increase the caloric intake each week, whist maintaining the same macro breakdown to ensure I didn't get so much excess (fat) weight.

Currently I eat 4,300 calories p/day (started at 3,000 p/day) with a breakdown of:

Prot - 1,000 calories (23%)
Fats - 900 calories (20%)
Carbs - 2,400 calories (55%)

This is to "maintain" my weight of 210 @ 6' 4".

Now I'm looking to "increase" calories while maintaining this same breakdown.

Any suggestions ?

02-26-2002, 01:43 PM
I'm on the flip of you guys, but I guess this thread bears the question...I've got the weight on, what do I eat, to continue to build muscle, but reduce the fat suit on the outside of it.

02-26-2002, 02:55 PM
MRJ, you must be doing some serious exercise if you have that kind of caloric intake and don't gain weight. If you work out for an hour most people won't burn more than 3500 at your weight so you should be gaining slowly. Remember 3500 calories=1 pound

02-26-2002, 02:57 PM
Try twinlabs gainer 2500 I just ordered that it has a sick amount of calories


Use bodybuilding.com for info, order somewhere else- they suck

02-26-2002, 06:02 PM
How tall are you AllNatural?

02-26-2002, 06:08 PM
see sig

02-26-2002, 06:10 PM
I'm mostly chest/traps/shoulders see pic

02-27-2002, 02:50 AM
If you keep eating every 2 - 3 hours your stomach will stretch and you'll not be eating the next meal not because you have to, but because your starving.

Drink Plenty.
Use Oils (Olive, Flax)
Small meals Often
Drink Milk.

02-27-2002, 11:25 AM
All Nat:

Here's my weekly routine . . .

Mon. & Thur. :

Resistance train for an hour (only stop between sets for 2-3 minutes and/or for water)

Wed. & Sat. :

Cardio ( jog 2 - 3 miles varying between hills and flat x/c)

Sat. (before/after jog) Tennis 2 - 3 sets

Sun. : Mt. Bike 10 - 15 miles

It doesn't seem to be the cardio . . . I've experimented doing less and even none for 4 week increments (eating the same amounts of foods, same breakdown, etc.) and it doesn't make a difference.

02-27-2002, 11:33 AM
yates is right actually. i have a big problem with eating, but when i consistently eat every few hours, then i'm much hungrier throughout the day and for the next day too. my problem comes in when i start skipping meals....my appetite disappears just as quickly as it appears.