Thought Id ask you guys a couple of questions (I sometimes nosy on this thread!).
I can be good all day, picking the right foods etc and avoiding the bad ones but my appetite ups intensely in the evenings. Does this happen to anyone else? I think its related to activity. I'm active all day but as soon as I sit down I want to eat chocolate.
I'm also trying to get to the gym but this makes me so much more hungry. I'm guessing its the calorie deficit but it just makes life so hard. Is this something you just have have will power to overcome or can anyone suggest anything to help?
Thanks in advance.
Yes. When I am dieting I load my calories into the evening, and typically I fast during the day. Very little hunger during the day and ravenous at night, so it's the only way I have been able to make it work for me. Also exercise raises hunger for me, but, in time that kinda settles down a bit. But if I do a heavy weights session, and I am not depressed, I will be ravenous afterwards, its just how it goes.
For fat loss, focus almost entirely on diet. The gym is more useful here as a mental compliance thing, it makes you feel like you are actively doing something. Ofc, weights also preserves muscle, and can build it (if you are new, even in a deficit), so it has long term value. I would skip cardio losing fat, until later, personally. I will make another post about generally sticking out things like diet and gym.
It's better that way for gaining or losing weight in my experience. Easier to track macros when you're eating a lot of the same things. When your meals are prepped and you know exactly what and when you're eating it's easier to stay on track, too. It becomes more mechanical where you don't really think about being hungry or full so much. When it's time to eat you do and when it's not you don't.
I pretty well eat a lot of the same meals every day until I get tired of them. When it starts taking like 30-45 minutes to finish a meal I know it's time to switch.
Yup. Pretty much. I am so bored of stuff in wraps atm lol. But holy ****, boring, tedious food works well hah.
Possible elbow issues are a big concern right now since I've reintroduced low bar squat plus I'm benching 4x/week. Severe elbow pain could put me out of commission a few days for both lifts. I had a squat and bench day Tuesday and I took 800mg of Ibuprofen beforehand and it felt okay. Did feel it a little at work yesterday, but not too bad. Hip stuff worries me as well with doing low bar squat plus sumo deadlift. Oh well, just need to make it a little over five more weeks intact and I've got a good shot at my goal.
Anyway, glad you're still at it. I was wondering.
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Fingers crossed it all holds up for ya to reach your goals
Yup, am still carrying on. My recent weight loss has been breakup fuelled, and i have def been overdoing it. I felt that insane "gym fatigue" today (didnt want to be there). I could only do 5 reps on a weight i could do 11 on the other day on the bench, and just felt like ****. Fasting, sleep loss and too much walking. Am refeeding today, will eat during the day tomorrow and maybe have a nice light dicking about doing whatever day in the gym on Saturday. Would like to extend the super diet phase longer, but my low protein amount has be a bit concerned so maybe time to actually stop being an idiot and do something mroe sustainable lol