“I just ate, but I’m still hungry.”
Sound like you?
Believe me, you’re not the only one!
If your health goals are centered around weight loss, that often means eating in a calorie deficit (consuming fewer calories than we burn over a period of time). It can take your body some time to adjust to this new plan, making you feel hungrier at different points of the day.
Try combatting that hunger with some of these hacks:
- Evenly space protein through the entire time you’re awake.
- Keep your meals as balanced as possible. If you can add a little fat to each meal, it will slow down the digestion of everything you eat and help you feel satisfied.
- Try eating 5-6 smaller meals instead of 3 big meals.
- Drink enough water. We recommend 1 oz. per pound of body weight.
- Incorporate vegetables into every meal and use them as snacks between meals. Fiber in high-volume veggies slows down your digestion and you can plenty of them since they have fewer calories.
- Identify your “hungry times” and plan snacks around those times of the day.
- Limit ALL calories from drinks (BCAAs, protein shakes, sodas, high-carb recovery shakes). Eating your calories will keep you fuller!
- If you’re waking up hungry, make sure that dinner is super hearty and/or add a small snack before bed.
- If all else fails — distract yourself! Go for a walk, call a friend, get out of the house. You may find that you weren’t really hungry, and you were actually just searching for a distraction.
Give these a try and if you’re still feeling famished, maybe you’re not eating enough! You may want to consider hiring a coach to help you determine that sweet spot for you.
Comment if you have questions! 🙂