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BodyFat Measure January 2, 2021: The Hungries Are Back

Saturday, January 02, 2021

###EXERCISE:
Have found a really good Kickboxing/Kettlebell/HIIT video. The pace is good and the moves are basic. I've been moving up a few minutes a day. Her Kettlebell exercises are all lower body (squats, deadlifts, and swings), so on alternate days I substitute them with upper body ones (rows, shoulder raises and halos). I wash that down with a few Pilates style core exercises a few times a week.

Am already seeing some good physical improvement in the two weeks since hitting goal weight. Definitely more muscles in the upper body, the abs and the legs.

With that though comes......


###THE HUNGRIES
I know from experience that whenever I start exercising more heavily either more intense cardio or different strength training, that the appetite goes through the roof. Every other time this has happened I've been at the 210-220 mark so a 5000+ calorie day puts a pound or two on, but just that.

This past Wednesday I ate 10 chicken-wings and was again starving literally 15 minutes later. This was not some bread and sugar snack followed my mindless mood eating. This was 800 calories (60 grams of protein) with the stomach already full hunger-grumble.

This time starting at a much lower weight, yeah. I've gained a lot of weight in the last 2 weeks. This is why once I went below 200, I decided to hit goal weight before starting to exercise more heavily.

I've noticed in the past day or two that the hunger level is starting to go down (par for the course), but that's why the blogs will not include weight at this point, just body fat percentage. I accepted that this was most likely going to be the case and stand by the decision.

Are there food(s) that I could or should be eating that would keep the constant "can eat a horse" feeling at bay?


###MEASUREMENTS
05 December -- 22%
12 December -- 20%
19 December -- 21%
26 December -- 21%
02 January -- 22%
(Average 21.2)


###REFLECTION
Probably need to at least come up with some accompanying metrics. The number does not reflect the progress made on the exercise front.


###QUESTION
If you were facing a goal that was a little more spiritual/qualitative in nature where the numeric measurement was going to be a bit of a bother (to put it nicely), how would you handle it? Have you or anyone you known hit a goal weight and started going after something like bodyfat percentage or some other goal?


###CONCLUSION
We'll see.


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  • _CYNDY55_
    How are you? Hope you have been doing well with your Taming of the Hungries. Await your next blog post!
    Enjoy your January!
    121 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Nuts and low fat mozzarella are my go-tos. I always slug back at least 12 ounces of water with it all. I guarantee it will fill you up and last longer than a carb. Turkey slices are good too.
    123 days ago
  • POLSKARENIA
    Keep it up!
    124 days ago
  • GO_GAL_GROW
    emoticon What’s coming through for me, is your passionate pursuit of a 2021 success formula that you craft. That’s exciting! Analyzing Qualitative/Quantitative data is good to ID trends, it’s worthwhile, lot can be learned from it. Best to you!
    124 days ago
  • IWILLSTILLRISE
    Sorry, I don't have advice. emoticon emoticon
    124 days ago
  • 1BLAZER282005
    I get that way after intense workout and I preplan protein snack in time intervals eat a little then wait 10mins, repeat 🔁 that helps me control my hunger.
    124 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    I am not a numbers person but when I am too hungry to ignore I:
    Drink a huge glass of water
    Eat a slice or two of real cheese
    Eat a big spoonful of half PBand half coconut oil
    Slice an apple into thin slices and eat it slowly, sometimes with PB
    Honor my body by feeding it some healthy food (I lean towards fat)
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    124 days ago
  • LORI-K
    Are you trying to meet certain macros numbers? Are you eating several times a day? I’m not sure what your nutrition plan looks like.
    Of course, things like oatmeal, and starchy vegetables will help fill the belly up more. Maybe eat several more smaller meals a day? Spread your calories out over many small meals every 2-3 hours.
    I know that burning hunger feeling you’re talking about. It’s annoying.

    It’s no secret I haven’t been on my A game in quite some time, but when I was lifting like a maniac, I was at goal weight, and was always striving for that golden body fat percentage. I would notice slight variances in carbs and fats would make a difference! I mean, right down to little things like coffee creamer.

    I probably didn’t help, but just know I GET YOU! Body fat goals take a lot of tinkering and tweaking, but when you keep meticulous logs and are in tune with your body, it helps.

    Good luck! Keep us posted!
    124 days ago
  • no profile photo GOFORGIN
    Ok
    124 days ago
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