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Always hungry. Eating enough protein, not a lot of carbs. Why???

I'm always hungry. Always. Protein shakes, chicken, veggies, etc... Still hungry! I'm overweight too and can't seem to reverse the cycle. Exercising makes me hungrier.

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on Jan. 26, 2011 in Health

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  • Because you cut too many carbs. Your body NEEDS carbs for energy.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 2:11 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Are you getting enough to drink? Some people often confuse "thirsty" and "hungry".

    Answer by coder_chick at 2:11 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Fat is what relieves hunger long term. If you are just starting on a low-fat diet, then you will feel hungry more for a while. Try a few nuts or some whole grain bread. Whole grains will keep your blood sugar stable longer than just veggies.

    Answer by Marwill at 2:12 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Being hungry is a good thing! When you excersise, your body NEEDS more nurishment (sp). Add fiber to your diet, Fiber One bars are good. Carbs are not bad, just eat the right ones. Eating is good, you need to eat, your body cannot burn fat effectively without food and excersise. Also if you have a serious craving for something really sweet, indulge yourself once in a while, just keep it to a minimum. Best of luck hun

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 2:13 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • You do need some carbs to maintain your blood glucose (sugar) levels....anyone can have low blood sugar. Low Blood Sugar symptoms include feeling hungry, shaky, tingly, sweaty, jittery, slurring speech, repeating yourself, repeating movements (I wring my hands uncontrollably)!

    You should be eating 15 grams of healthy carbs per snack and roughly 30-45 grams of carbs per meal

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 2:30 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • You need to drink water (at least 8 8oz glasses), eat fruits and vegetables (7-8 servings in at least three different colors); eat whole grains (5 servings); eat legumes (at least one serving).

    Too much protein can damage your kidneys.

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:09 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • eat some whole grains to fill you up- all that protein won't stick to your ribs.

    Answer by chefjen at 8:39 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

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