- Oct 15, 2015
Could it be a timing thing or allocation of calories across the day thing? Like as an example you get 2000 calories. You eat 600 at Breakfast, 600 at lunch, and 800 at dinner. You are hungry right before/after lunch. Instead try 800 at breakfast, 600 at lunch, 600 at dinner.I have really been trying to focus on my nutrition best I can the past two weeks. I have been inputting my meals into My Fitness Pal to keep track. I don't think I am at a deficit and honestly these are all things I have on my menu daily.
Breakfast = Coffee with collagen peptides, Boiled egg, oatmeal or yogurt, fruit (banana, apples, grapes), sometimes bacon.
Snack = Usually the fruit I haven't finished for breakfast
Lunch = Protein, Grain, Vegetable (This week it was grilled chicken, brown rice, veggies. Last week it was Chicken Curry with rice.) Sometimes I will make a small salad to have with it that is lettuce, cheese, and dressing.
Snack = popcorn or cheese and pretzels, or nuts sometimes.
Dinner = This isn't necessarily as consistent as the rest of my day but usually includes the same stuff as lunch: Protein, Grain, Veggie.
But my main concern is that by lunch and sometimes after I am just hungry and I do my best to have a healthy thing on hand to grab because of it.
Admittedly though, you do mostly morning workouts. My experience is I'm a heck of a lot more hungry on days with heavy morning workouts then on days I'm not when it comes to lunch time. And that's even if I have the same +/- calorie count when it comes to lunch time. So I might not be much help either since I haven't figured that one out yet.