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 Post subject: Can't stop eating!!!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:23 am 
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Hi Guys! :D

I have been vegan for years, but have eaten vegetarian when out occasionally. I lost weight after travelling from boxing :boxer: and have started muscle building because I want to be as healthy as possible, and hopefully get my muscles on stage next year!!!

My problem is that I am feeling quite heavy and fat (I know I'm not fat by the way) Its just when I am building muscle and my pants are getting tighter, I'm feeling horrible and just want to get back to my comfortable 'skinny fat' body.

How can I 1. stop the 'muffin top' creeping over my pants and 2. control my eating because I eat sooooo much while I'm training?

I have read the vegan nutrition posts and that has taught me so much, thanks!!

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Carrie


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 Post subject: Re: Can't stop eating!!!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:13 pm 
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You look awesome to me, wish my abs were that far along. Surely exercise is cutting down the muffin top as it's toning? My appetite spikes massively when I exercise too, but I generally tend to cut down on fats and carbs and up on veg and liquids to balance it out. Curiously I find my rest days to be the ones where I can't stop eating all day. It might just need time to balance?

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cut carbs increase protein/fat. HIIT training.

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 Post subject: Re: Can't stop eating!!!
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Glasvegan wrote:
You look awesome to me, wish my abs were that far along. Surely exercise is cutting down the muffin top as it's toning? My appetite spikes massively when I exercise too, but I generally tend to cut down on fats and carbs and up on veg and liquids to balance it out. Curiously I find my rest days to be the ones where I can't stop eating all day. It might just need time to balance?


Thanks, I appreciate your encouraging words! I am thinking that it was more the amount I ate at some meals that was making me fat and exercise wasn't helping at this stage because I was stuffing myself and slowing the digestive process. I also eat more on the rest days! Our body must need more food for recovery process on rest days :)
Balance, you use a great word there, I think it is all about balance. I have started today preparing clean meals for the week and I will get into a stable routine :wink:


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jungleinthefrunk wrote:
cut carbs increase protein/fat. HIIT training.


Great, thanks for the information, much appreciated. I have done my meals this week with less carbs, and started HIIT today :D


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 Post subject: Re: Can't stop eating!!!
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I like to calorie and carb cycle. It's great for diet adherence with a reward-type structure. On my lifting days I get to eat lots, on my off days not so much. It works great because on days are when I am snackiest.

Example. My TDEE is 3,000kcal, give or take. I eat 2,500 on off days and 3,500 on exercise days. I drop carbs to about 150g on off days and double them on exercise days. Intermittent fasting helps a lot with hunger control too.

Either way you look great.

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Cellar Yeti wrote:
I like to calorie and carb cycle. It's great for diet adherence with a reward-type structure. On my lifting days I get to eat lots, on my off days not so much. It works great because on days are when I am snackiest.

Example. My TDEE is 3,000kcal, give or take. I eat 2,500 on off days and 3,500 on exercise days. I drop carbs to about 150g on off days and double them on exercise days. Intermittent fasting helps a lot with hunger control too.

Either way you look great.



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