I’m 260 lbs and 21 years of age, and I’ve begun a diet and exercise program. It’s been a week so far, but I’m getting through it. The cheif factor that bugs me is the hunger pangs. It feels like my gut is eating itself. It’s almost painful at times. Is there anything that can curb this feeling besides eating a bunch of fiberous foods to fool my system? Also, I hear that your stomache can shrink by dieting.
Does this only apply to excessive dieting like anorexia, or can I expect this to happen to me? Will this reduce the hunger pangs?Well you should end up wanting less food eventually, but you dont want to do the starvation diet thing. Your metabolism will end up becoming more “efficient”. What this means is that your body will think its in a time of suppressed food, so when you try to go back to some type of normal diet, it will end up storing an even higher percentage of your caloric intake and converting it to fat then it did previously. Id try reducing my diet over time and keeping the exercise thing going strong, eating healthier food and so on.
It may be frustraring but youll have to give ti some time. The only places where people lose 40lbs in two weeks are infomercials and the AIDS ward in a hospital. Also, if youre exercising, remember that it may not seem that youre losing as much weight as you should, but you may be gainig a higher percent of muscle, which is more dense than fat, so its heavier. Try posting on a fitneess group and ask for a good regimen for yourself.