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Matt Lawson
07-30-2009, 08:06 AM
Does anyone else ever get really bad hunger pains?

About a month ago my normal hunger pains went from semi-annoying but easily ignored, to WTF that really hurts. They will even wake me up.

When I eat it will go away, but start back up before any other sign of hunger.

Thoughts?

I post this in the mass gain section only because of its view rates and because i feel like i eat well over my maintenance calories. Sorry if this is the wrong place.

Steven Low
07-30-2009, 10:16 AM
What'd your diet look like?

How many calories does it say you're eating per day in fitday?

What's your weight and height?

Matt Lawson
07-30-2009, 11:38 AM
I'll have to do a few days as examples on fitday.com.

I'm 5'9" @158#

Yesterday's eating looked a bit like this:
5am- Smoothie w/ 2c milk, 1c coconut milk, 2c frozen strawberries, 1 scoop protein (EAS).
9am- 3 eggs 4 strips of bacon
12pm- 5 oz steak w/ 4 cups salad mix.
6pm- 3 burgers w/out bun, topped w/ 6 slices of bacon (total) and a slice of Colby Jack cheese each.

also:
3 bcaa caps in the morning, 10 fish oil caps, 1 multi.
3 liters of water.

Garrett Smith
07-30-2009, 12:30 PM
Smoothies used to make me really hungry. Looks like you could use more plant foods in general, the fiber might help with this issue as well.

Matt Lawson
07-30-2009, 02:31 PM
Roger that, and thank you for the advice. I'll take care of the veggies tonight, and follow through.

Any thoughts as to why it kicked up suddenly? I'm sure there was progression that I didn't notice. It just seemed that, all of a sudden, I was hungry enough to chew the butt end off of a wooden rocking horse.

Thanks again guys,
-Lawson

Garrett Smith
07-30-2009, 03:22 PM
Did you start training more, or did you take a break from really hard training? Either one can stimulate the appetite pretty strongly.

Matt Lawson
02-24-2010, 05:44 AM
The hunger pains of death (HPOD) are now gone...because my wife has them. This could be a total coincidence, but the onset of the HPODs coincides perfectly with the first month of my wife's pregnancy. We did not, however, know she was pregnant. Around the beginning of her 2nd trimester the HPODs backed off for me and kicked up for her.

Thought you guys would like to know.

Garrett Smith
02-24-2010, 06:08 AM
That explains it. You were pregnant before.

Gant Grimes
02-24-2010, 02:13 PM
I'm 5'9" @158#

You're hungry? No way!

Matt Lawson
03-08-2010, 04:05 AM
ouch

Bill Ripley
03-08-2010, 09:11 AM
Pregnancy transference. You will be smearing peanut butter on pickles very soon.

Ryan Secor
03-08-2010, 08:55 PM
I'll have to do a few days as examples on fitday.com.

I'm 5'9" @158#

Yesterday's eating looked a bit like this:
5am- Smoothie w/ 2c milk, 1c coconut milk, 2c frozen strawberries, 1 scoop protein (EAS).
9am- 3 eggs 4 strips of bacon
12pm- 5 oz steak w/ 4 cups salad mix.
6pm- 3 burgers w/out bun, topped w/ 6 slices of bacon (total) and a slice of Colby Jack cheese each.

also:
3 bcaa caps in the morning, 10 fish oil caps, 1 multi.
3 liters of water.

I agree with Gant... It seems like to me your body is tired of being 158. Keep eating, lift heavy, and put on some weight (unless you need to stay within a weight class for something or other extenuating circumstances). I mean you're married, you're going to be a dad soon... you're a man now.

Congrats on the baby btw.

Matt Lawson
03-09-2010, 10:07 AM
After my original post I started eating like...well...something that eats a lot. I added 1000 calories the first month and another 1000 the second month. (any given day was 4k-5k) Half way into November I had leveled off at around 179-182#'s.

I discovered that 5k calories in one day does not leave much time to be hungry.