Cutting - feeling hungry

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  1. metakone

    metakone New Member

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    I've focusing on cutting for the last few weeks. Eating six meals a day, cardio in the mornings. I stop consumption of carbs after 5-6 pm and start feeling hungry at around 10-10:30pm. I obviously have a calorie deficit diet but I am wondering if its expected/normal to feel hungry so late ?
     
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    bump - no one knows ?
     
  3. maks

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    post a sample diet day, calories, height and weight.
     
  4. metakone

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    wakeup
    breakfast(9am): bowl of cereal w/milk
    cardio: HIIT on odd days and SS cardio on even days
    post-cardio: whey protein shake
    lunch(12-1): rice + veggie stir fry + tofu
    snack(4pm): veggies/fruit
    dinner (6pm): protein shake + veggies and/or oatmeal

    you'll notice no meat because well i don't eat meat and instead substitute with whey protein.
    current body fat - 15-20% ?
    goal : 10%
    height:5'5"
    weight: 167lbs
     
  5. Skeletor

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    have you8 actually checked out how many calories that is?


    I'd guess it's not very much, you might be undereating.
     
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    Go to www.fitday.com to start a journal that tracks your calorie intake amongst other things.
     
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    Yes, I am constantly hungry now. It sucks but its part of dieting.
     
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    when i'm cutting i'm also constantly hungry. i'm glad beach season is over so i can ease off the diet a little bit. i've found drinking lots of water helps with the hunger
     
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    Very normal.

    Hunger is as much mental as it is physical. I'm dieting with about 10% of carbs coming after 7 PM. It sucks, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
     
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    That looks like really low calorie... especially with HIIT thrown in there.
     
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    Whey isn't necessarily a SUBSTITUTE for meat. Whey is simply a supplement.

    Some argue (and I won't necessarily disagree) that protein consumed in a shake doesn't metabolize the same way and similarly shouldn't count as much as solid protein eaten. I've looked, but haven't found any solid scientific evidence for or against it(I also suck at looking).

    Do you eat fish? Chicken? Eggs? All great sources of protein.

    Totally vegan? Beans, baby, beans!
     
  12. Frank Dux

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    way more food, that's not a cutting cycle, that's lose-all-muscle-cycle.... way more protein ..what time do you go to bed? i wouldn't shut off eating by 6... i would just have the bigger meals earlier in the day and lighter ones as you're getting to bed and not anything 90 minutes before bed
     
  13. Frank Dux

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    DOT

    protein in food > shakes > protein bars
     
  14. lemans23

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    You need real protein. Note that there aren't many (if any) vegetarian body builders out there. You need all amino acids, and you can only get them from either meat or supplements. Meat gives you protein, fat and calories. Supplements just give you protein. Start eating meat.
     
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    And what proof of this do you have?
     
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    Meat protein is quite different than instantized protein. They serve different purposes.
     
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    Well that man on the internet told me it so it must be true!
     
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    thanks for the feedback guys. I really wasn't eating much more than that before (maintenance). So I just took 20% off.
    I have another question regarding protein intake. I've read several places that it needs to be 1g/lb of body weight which equates to 167g of protein per day for me. Isn't that a LOT ? Just looking at a scoop of whey protein, it contains 21g of actualy protein. So that means I would need to take 8 scoops in a day ? That sounds ridiculous ?! What do you say ?
     
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    I kinda had the same problem, I wasn't eating enough. I had cut too many calories outta my daily intake. I took on an extra meal of protein and its helped.
     
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    That's assuming you would be getting 100% of your protein from protein shakes, which IMO is absolutely proposterous.
     
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    If you don't know this from simply being alive, then you're a complete idiot. Whey, egg, casein, milk, soy and other proteins are used differently by your body than muscle tissue.
     
  22. Plan B

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    I eat a protein shake and banana right before bed, sometimes just a shake. Sometimes I put the banana in the shake, frozen :eek3:
     
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    :werd:

    1 can of tuna is about 26 - 38 grams of protein (depending on type, light, etc...)

    1 7oz chicken breast is 60grams alone. :dunno:

    I easily hit 180-200g/day with a shake for breakfast and one before bed.
     
  24. PurEvl

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    jesus, im glad someone here said it, i was getting worried. If I wasnt starving while cutting i would do it alot more :rofl:
     
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    :eek3: Mmmmm frozen..

    Word.

    I, too, used to drink shakes to get 90% of my protein. Only real food was dinner.

    I learned the error of my ways.
     
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