I remember people telling me that when you feel hunger pains that your body is cannibalizing muscle. Is this just faulty conventional wisdom? Im trying to lean out a bit but I shed muscle very easy and I worried about loosing any gains that I have. If I eat I high fat, high protein diet I dont seem to get hunger pains but then even in ketosis I dont seem to be loosing a lot of body fat. Robb Wolf this week on his podcast mentioned that perhaps if someone wasnt loosing weight they do indeed need to cut back on calories. This for me brings hunger pains fast.
Edit/Update I am loosing a lot of body fat now. The only thing that I'm doing different is casual 30 minute walks around the neighborhood whenever I'm bored (so about 5-6 a week). This plus being in ketosis seems to be shedding the fat (lost 5 lbs last 2 weeks). I don't know if I've lost muscle too but I'm not any weaker at the gym so if I have it's been a minor amount. Also, I've been drinking a lot more water which seems to blunt the hunger so although I'm free eating I assume I'm taking in less calories. The only other possiblility is that I started taking Natural Calm before bed. I normally do not sleep deeply but I've sleeping like a rock on this stuff. Maybe the deep sleep is giving me a hormone boost thus easier weight loss ?