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3rd-Nov-2013 08:03 pm
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Does anyone know why I've been especially hungry this week and just wanted to eat all the things? I survived Winter okay, but I've constantly found myself craving sweetness this week (and indulged, because I don't so much have an iron will as an aluminium one.)
3rd-Nov-2013 11:33 am (UTC)
I don't know about you, but I just had a week of everyone else eating candy and treats around me. This was the week of Halloween celebrations, and it really doesn't just go on for one day. It is not that I want to join in and eat a bunch of candy, but witnessing it does mess with my brain. Food craving for me pretty much comes from my brain, not some actual nutritional need.
3rd-Nov-2013 11:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, see, in Australia it's really easy to avoid halloween. I know that most of it's psychological, but I have also felt hungrier, so I am confused.
3rd-Nov-2013 12:03 pm (UTC)
Well, an especially hungry day for me is usually a PMS day. . . but that is not especially confusing.
Do you have some foods that actually make you feel hungrier because of how you metabolize them? I think it is about the glycemic index or something.
4th-Nov-2013 09:26 am (UTC)
I will have to study it more closely to see if there are certain foods that make me hungrier. I do have low/medium gi foods, like bananas and whole wheat bread.
4th-Nov-2013 10:20 am (UTC)
Bananas are one of those tricky foods. I read that, when it is a question of feeling full/ satisfied, we burn through bananas the same as cookies.
4th-Nov-2013 10:27 am (UTC)
This makes very little sense to me. Bananas are my favourite, goddammit :(
4th-Nov-2013 11:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think that chart is only addressing a narrow topic: how long will you feel full/ how soon will you feel hungry. There are a few more things to consider in the food choice game. Bananas have a lot going for them.
3rd-Nov-2013 02:29 pm (UTC)

You've been continuing to exercise, right? I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but if you've been continuing to build muscle mass you might not be getting enough food right now so your body is responding by asking for quick calories.

If you up your caloric intake a little and introduce a few more quick-burn calories -- are you eating fruit? -- you'll probably see it decline.

The other thing, depending on degree of weight loss so far, is that your hormone levels are probably shifting. Oestrogen and fat cells have a very, very complex relationship.
3rd-Nov-2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
This sounds like the best explanation
4th-Nov-2013 09:28 am (UTC)
I know, right? Useful!
4th-Nov-2013 09:25 am (UTC)
Yes, yes I am still exercising. Less resistance/yoga exercises than I should, but lots of walking.

Thanks for that. I thought I was balancing it well, but this makes sense. I do eat fruit. 300 g or so per day. In total I've lost 28 kg/61 pounds, so my hormone levels would have shifted, I think.
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