ExRx.net

Exercise Prescription on the Net
It is currently Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:46 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Help needed
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:12 pm 
Offline
n00b
n00b

Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:17 pm
Posts: 4
Okay, so I need some help. Being summer time, I have finally found the time to dedicate to going to the gym. In grad school, it's tough to find the time while classes are in session.

Anyway, my goal as been to increase muscle and lose body fat. So far so good, so in combining weight training, HIIT, and weight lifting (not all on the same day, of course), my appetite has gone through the roof. While I know it's important to give my body the fuel it needs, I feel it is getting in the way of my fat loss goal. I would say 95% of the time I eat well (fruits, veggies, good fats, etc.).

Are there any recommendations of ways to suppress appetite, healthy snacks that won't hinder progress, etc? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:28 pm 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:21 pm
Posts: 928
Location: Ohio, USA
Protein...meat/eggs...to a lesser extent nuts. And high fiber foods. That's what worked for me. As far as snacks there's beef jerky. And almonds. Just don't go for highly sugared of either.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:08 pm 
Offline
moderator
moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:44 pm
Posts: 6428
Location: Halifax, NS
Along those same lines, protein, fat and fibre will all satisfy your hunger without causing cravings for more food. Carbs, especially highly refined carbs, will cause cravings for more food. Likewise, MSG added to food, will increase appetite. MSG is in most processed foods and most restaurant food. The suggestions Rucifer gave should avoid this.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:11 pm 
Offline
n00b
n00b

Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:17 pm
Posts: 4
Thanks, i do appreciate both of your input


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:59 pm 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:21 pm
Posts: 928
Location: Ohio, USA
One other thing you might consider...try to keep your mind occupied. Generally when I am bored is when I just want to eat and eat and eat endlessly. One of those mind over matter things. If you don't think your hungry then you won't be!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:31 pm 
Offline
Associate Member
Associate Member

Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:21 pm
Posts: 397
Location: Florida panhandle
Rucifer wrote:
One other thing you might consider...try to keep your mind occupied.


Yup.....when I sit/lay around I wind up looking for something to eat. And it usually winds up being something not so good for me.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:14 am 
Offline
Advanced Member
Advanced Member

Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:04 pm
Posts: 1106
I find when I eat a high fat meal, I can go longer than usual.

I don't get that "Full" feeling too, I just feel nourished enough so I don't have to eat for a long time.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 


All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group