The last few days I’ve been right on macros but pushing my +5 carbs per night and I am always hungry. I wake up starving and am wanting to eat about 2 hours after my last meal. I was making it to 3-4 before. It’s increasingly harder to not snack in between meals leaving me without a macro cap and making dinner small. I also was down to 138.8 this am! The only thing I can think of is I did increase my orange theory workouts from 3 to 4-5 a week. But I also haven’t ran longer than 3 miles in 2-3 weeks... thoughts
Ok--so I spoke to some of this earlier--but we really want you to get to know your body and your patterns through this process. When you feel your appetite increase, double check your sleep and water--are you getting enough? Is this a part of your hormonal cycle that you can tough out or do you need a bit more just to see you through? See if you can add more volume or incorporate actual food vs protein bars and shakes. On a hungry day. add in +3F +15C and if you need to do that more than a couple times a week to be comfortable, up your macros. Look at your weekly results and make outcome based decisions! If you’re still seeing progress--keep going! If your progress plateaus you can bump your numbers back down or consider reversing and counting in maintenance! Your body may need a break from the stress of dieting.