I find that I'm eating WAY too much of everything, including protein... like i read what people say they have per day, and its like....thats what i have per meal. im ravenous, ill eat a pound of ground beef, 2 9oz chicken breasts, and half pound of veggies per meal, and I'm still hungry 2 hours later.
what the hell is going on?
I've always been a massive over-eater, yet I've always been slender (6'3 185-195 pounds, gaining weight is a struggle) i used to eat a 6,000 calorie pizza for lunch at work everyday for a year, plus a gallon of soda, plus id run out to the gas station to get like 20 candy bars, and then id go to taco bell every night and get another 2,500 calories, yet i never gained a pound until i started lifting.
i was hoping my hunger would subside on paleo, I'm on day 12 now. I've ordered a bunch of food from "pale on the go" , arrived today, supposed to last 2 weeks, I've gotten through 1/4 already and I'm about to go make more
I'm really worried that if i keep eating all this protein, ill start making glucose and ruin the whole thing.
I have seen those with high metabolic status eat over 4000 calories a day without gorging on protein or carbs...here is one such example if you need some ideas http://eatingacademy.com/nutrition/what-i-actually-eat
Your a big guy....so don't be afraid to eat like one. That guy I linked to is smaller than you (and likely older)
Protein does not turn into glucose*. Protein is a macro-molecule composed of amino acids. Think of it like a necklace composed of many beads. The necklace is the protein molecule and each bead represents an amino acid. *However, if the amino acids are then stored and you are not regularly ingesting carb sources of glucose, your body will go through gluconeogenesis where it will convert fatty acids or amino acids into glucose.
But I digress, I don't think you want to know the biochemistry. Your issue seems to be with satiety. Your body is probably going through some serious re-adjustment (it seems like you are drastically changing your diet? correct me if I'm wrong). High carb (read: high sugar) diets mess with your insulin production and regulation. Your body gets use to high blood glucose levels, then pumps out a lot of insulin to put the glucose into your cells, and, therefore, decreasing blood glucose levels. You've now taken away the high carbs and have confused your body that had grown accustomed to running with high glucose and high insulin.
Additionally, your were consuming a substantial amount of calories, that is now gone. For now, I'd suggest that you increase you fat intake (grass-fed butter, tallow, coconut oil, bone broth, etc) and perhaps include a little more carb-y vegetable matter in the form of tubers (e.g. sweet potatoes) and more vegetables (e.g. onions, leeks, carrots) until you get the hang of eating paleo. While some people advocate really low-carb for fat-loss or insulin-reset. In your case, I think your physiology needs to get use to eating nutritionally dense food first and then you can focus on other goals.
If increasing your fat intake doesn't help with satiety, I'd suggest seeing a naturopath or paleo-leaning nutritionist of some kind. There might be a build up of gut flora or a 'leaky gut' that is inhibiting you from absorbing enough nutrition from your food. This, in turn, would lead you to eat and eat and eat to get the nutrients your body needs.
I hope that helps. :)
You could try eating more long chain fatty acids.
RESULTS—Intraduodenal fat perfusion significantly (p<0.05) reduced calorie intake. Inhibition of fat hydrolysis abolished this effect. Only long chain fatty acids significantly (p<0.05) decreased calorie intake, whereas medium chain fatty acids were ineffective. Infusion of loxiglumide abolished the effect of long chain fatty acids.
If you already get a lot then it seems like a satiety switch in your brain may be broken. Might require more unorthodox treatments.
Have you had a complete work-up? I mean endocrine, digestive, all of it? That's where I would start. Plus, and I don't want to be gross, but how about deworming yourself? Talk to your doctor first.
Weight is not necessarily a good indicator of health, especially in your situation, so I'd have everything checked out.
I'm tall and thin too, with a voracious appetite and no satiety all my life, and never being able to gain muscle.
5 months of zero carb paleo eating tons of beef and mutton, three meals a day, zero snacking, curbed it immensely. You have to adapt, and master your cravings. Keto helps give you the right system to do it.
I'm on leangains now. Carb refeeds on workout days. 2 meals a day. Low calorie. I finally can manage and master my slavery to food.
I think we, some people, simply have less efficient digestion, for any number of reasons, so we are always unsatisfied.
Check out this video, I made it to help some people out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5F9rLxPyyI&feature=plcp
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