Diet question: What's the secret to increasing exercise, eating less, and feeling satisfied (not hungry)?
July 12, 2011 7:23 PM Subscribe
weight loss filter: how do you balance an increase in exercise (calorie burn) with a decrease of calorie intake without feeling really hungry all the time?
posted by dmbfan93 to Health & Fitness (31 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
Hi there, sorry for yet another question/request for diet suggestions but I haven't quite found the info I'm looking for and hoping the mefi community will help. - I've been trying to lose about 15 pounds and have gained six pounds instead. I've ramped up my fitness to working out twice a day - I've increased both cardio and using free weights. as a result I eat more because I'm starving and craving larger portions and more carbs. What is the trick to balancing exercising more, which stimulates my metabolism, with eating less and not feeling (sometimes intense) hunger pains all the time. Instead of losing, I've gained six pounds and I'm really stumped by this. Another question I have - when I get home at night after a night of salsa dancing (burning up the dancefloor for about three hours) I'm starving and that's where I really mess up and eat carb-rich foods (like pancakes, oops). What are the best foods to eat at night right before bed - if I go for low fat and low carb, I don't fee satisfied - what satisfies? If I go to sleep without eating, I wake up starving, or I don't fall asleep at all. Thanks in advance!