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Trouble with low fat diet

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2009/07/15 22:14:26 (permalink)

Trouble with low fat diet

Hello Friends,
    I have been trying to keep on a low fat diet for a long time. I eat something like a salad or fish along with broccoli/rice. But I am hungry within the next hour or so. I have to eat again. Even if I am not hungry I have this big gas bubble in my throat so I feel bad all the time.
I have upper abs but my lower abs is not showing at all. I have a good upper body and arms but there is a layer of fat on my waist that I wanna remove. Isn't the idea that if you have a low fat diet that the body will start utilizing the body fat when it needs energy instead of making you feel hungry. Another question I wanted to ask is if I feel hungry I usually have a protein bar or whey protein drink. Are these good to satisfy hunger or do I need to eat carbs or fats?

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    Big M!
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    Re:Trouble with low fat diet 2009/07/15 22:44:02 (permalink)
    whats are your stats, and what and how much cardio are you doing. what weight training are you doing also.
    your body wants to be in a calorie deficit that is you're expending more energy than you're consuming, this is when your body will look for alternate means of an energy source, thus your fat stores. This is when your fat will be used by the body as energy and you will remove the fat from your body.
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    Re:Trouble with low fat diet 2009/07/16 00:11:57 (permalink)
    Salil

    Hello Friends,
       I have been trying to keep on a low fat diet for a long time. I eat something like a salad or fish along with broccoli/rice. But I am hungry within the next hour or so. I have to eat again. Even if I am not hungry I have this big gas bubble in my throat so I feel bad all the time.
    I have upper abs but my lower abs is not showing at all. I have a good upper body and arms but there is a layer of fat on my waist that I wanna remove. Isn't the idea that if you have a low fat diet that the body will start utilizing the body fat when it needs energy instead of making you feel hungry. Another question I wanted to ask is if I feel hungry I usually have a protein bar or whey protein drink. Are these good to satisfy hunger or do I need to eat carbs or fats?

    This has 'disaster' written all over it.  How can you be a member of 4 years and think this is a good idea?  Not to worry, start here:
    http://www.muscletalk.c...e-nutritional-myths.aspx
    http://www.muscletalk.c...scle-gain-nutrition.aspx
    http://www.muscletalk.c...cle-beginners-guide.aspx

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    Re:Trouble with low fat diet 2009/07/16 06:50:31 (permalink)
    ok.Right now I am doing the P90X workout. So it's about 3 days of weight training and 3 days of cardio/yoga. Before this I used to do everyday of cardio. Ran about 45 mins and lifted weights about 45 mins. I calculated I need about 2700 calories a day. Of which I plan to have 20% of that in fat calories. I estimate that I have 16-18% body fat. I avoid almost any kind of fat in my food. However, right from morning till the end of night I am hungry and have to eat constantly. I am not sure but I feel like I am eating something like 3000 calories on protein and carbs and about 500 calories of fat, but still feel hungry. I am not sure how I should structure my diet to avoid hunger but still keep it low fat.
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    Re:Trouble with low fat diet 2009/07/16 07:00:09 (permalink)
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    Salil

    Hello Friends,
      I have been trying to keep on a low fat diet for a long time. I eat something like a salad or fish along with broccoli/rice. But I am hungry within the next hour or so. I have to eat again. Even if I am not hungry I have this big gas bubble in my throat so I feel bad all the time.
    I have upper abs but my lower abs is not showing at all. I have a good upper body and arms but there is a layer of fat on my waist that I wanna remove. Isn't the idea that if you have a low fat diet that the body will start utilizing the body fat when it needs energy instead of making you feel hungry. Another question I wanted to ask is if I feel hungry I usually have a protein bar or whey protein drink. Are these good to satisfy hunger or do I need to eat carbs or fats?

    This has 'disaster' written all over it.  How can you be a member of 4 years and think this is a good idea?  Not to worry, start here:
    http://www.muscletalk.c...e-nutritional-myths.aspx
    http://www.muscletalk.c...scle-gain-nutrition.aspx
    http://www.muscletalk.c...cle-beginners-guide.aspx


    but these articles are not telling me how to fight hunger. I do most of the things that these articles say except maybe drink water. My question is that even though I am eating regularly why is it that with a low fat diet I am hungry all the time?
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    Re:Trouble with low fat diet 2009/07/16 10:49:50 (permalink)
    Your stomach physically growls at you then? Have you tested your blood glucose when this happens? What does your diet look like?

    Why cant you just lower carbs and up fats?
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    Re:Trouble with low fat diet 2009/07/21 20:16:43 (permalink)
    Ok. I am going crazy. I am doing all the things the stickies are telling me to do. Eat 5-6 times a day. I eat about 8-9 times a day 200 -300 calorie meals and I eat healthy meals. I still feel hungry. I drink plenty of water. What more can I do? I am eating all the time.
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    Re:Trouble with low fat diet 2009/07/21 20:30:11 (permalink)
    I presume you started by working your maintenance calories out by using a diet diary and only creating a 300 kcal or so deficit.

    It sounds to be that you've dropped your calories way too low.

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    Re:Trouble with low fat diet 2009/07/21 20:45:14 (permalink)
    200-300kcal isn't really a meal?  As above, cals are probably too low.

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    Re:Trouble with low fat diet 2009/07/21 22:57:11 (permalink)
    Healthy fats are important in your diet.  They not only help your body burn fat more efficiently, but they also slow digestion.  Thus making you less hungry an hour after you eat.  What does your diet look like throughout the day?  What forms of carbs are you getting?
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    Re:Trouble with low fat diet 2009/08/06 18:37:44 (permalink)
    I have started eating lots of fish, chicken salad, having whey protein. I am still sticking to a low fat diet mostly. But the surprising thing is that I don't feel that constant hunger anymore. I do eat pre-packaged meals by lean cuisine though since they are low in fat and give me about 300 cals per meal. but, the good news is that I am able to manage my hunger better.
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    Re:Trouble with low fat diet 2009/08/06 21:56:40 (permalink)
    I'm sort of on a low fat and low carb diet and it works for me, defined abs muscle definition etc. Most people struggle on low carb and low fat diet but i dont see a problem with it. A typical day for me is;
     
    6.30am - 50g whey with 30g oats mixed with water
     
    10am - 200g cottage cheese
     
    12.30pm - 1 tina of tuna, 180g chicken breast with black pepper
     
    3.30pm - 180g chicken breast with black pepper
     
    6.30pm - 200g poached cod fillets with steamed veg or 1 tin of tuna with small salad radishes, low fat salad dressing, pepper, handful of prawns, onion etc etc.
     
    7.30pm - 8.30pm - Train
     
    9pm - 50g whey protein with 200ml water
     
    10pm - Bed
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    Re:Trouble with low fat diet 2009/08/07 11:22:12 (permalink)
    Why would you count how much water your drinking? Nothing such as 'too much water' unless your drinking from a lake....

    What about fruit/veg? I find myself going above the 5/day very easily (apples/pears/peaches etc, bannanas/watermelon rarely).

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