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2014/10/03 10:48:09 (permalink)

Drastic reduction in appetite after training...?

So, I am back to the gym with avengence after a rocky patch (3 years!). In that time, much to my disgust, I have managed to put on a stone and a half.
 
I started my new training and diet regime this week and have started by doing a 60 minute (heavy weights) body pump class each day followed by 30 mins of cardio. I have worked out my baseline diet with the right ratio of complex carbs, low fat protein and good fats etc.
 
The problem is since starting the new regime I have NO appetite whatsoever. Nothing. Not straight after training or even hours later. I am battling to get the protein down that I need. I'm still drinking a lot of water and having a protein shake post workout.
 
Could anybody please shed some light on my lack of appetite and when it might come back. I have lost just over 3 pounds since Tuesday (3 days ago).
 
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Re: Drastic reduction in appetite after training...? 2014/10/03 13:41:36 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby savanna 2014/10/06 09:07:55
Stone and a half in 3 years? It could be worse in that time trust me.
 
I'd reconsider your routine. Seriously, first of all I'd ditch the cardio. At this point, so early on you don't really need it- your body pump session alone will be more than enough work. I'd also be a little more inclined to say you should be more independent, I wouldn't class the body pump sessions as my sole purpose of lifting weights. Look at incorporating your own sessions, lifting your own weights- a mix of compound lifts with isolations 3/4 times a week would be great. Check the routine forum for some ideas here. And then maybe the body pump session once a week as a more 'fun' form of cardio.
 
I fear you're doing too much too early on, especially if you've not trained for 3 years and had bad eating habits since. Your metabolism & hormonal system is gonna be shot. You need to start slow and steady and increase the intensity in both diet and training as your body learns to adapt again.
 
In respect to fixing your appetite from here on, there's not much I can say- look at some broken down food and supplements, so liquids such as oil & whey and any sort of suitable meal replacement drinks. Supplement with greens as well, and just look to keep your digestive turnover at an efficient rate.
 
post edited by welshwizard10 - 2014/10/03 13:43:20

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Re: Drastic reduction in appetite after training...? 2014/10/06 09:13:17 (permalink)
Thank you for your advice welshwizard. Yes, you are right, I think I have done too much too soon. Crashed at the end of last week (fatigue, headaches) and have had to time off the gym. Am going to resume this week SLOWLY.
 
Appetite still not good. I have lost 4 pounds since Tuesday which is probably the body getting rid of excess water and glycogen. At least the scales are going in the right direction :-)
 
 
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Re: Drastic reduction in appetite after training...? 2014/10/06 12:48:30 (permalink)
how old are you OP

and have you taken your blood pressure and are you fatigued?
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