Is it normal for me to feel hungry all the time on Ignite?
My husband and I are on day 5 of Ignite. We are using a rice protein shake, and trying to eat protein + veggies + starchy carbs at meals (following the template) but nonetheless we feel hungry an hour or so after meals.
1. Is this normal the first week, simmilar to low energy, and will go away?
2. What can we eat to feel more full? And should my husband be having larger portions than me?by: szaim
I had the same problem, and it was miserable. It was awful to feel hungry all the time, even though I was eating (what I thought) were really large portions of the meals and going over the calorie "limit". I eventually quit the formal ignite program and started eating whole grains and some dairy again. As soon as I added those back in small doses and went back to "normal" portion sizes, I felt like a million times better. I still avoid the sugars and alcohol though.
Frankly, I just think going totally cold-turkey on so many things is tough on the body and in hindsight, not that great of an idea. I'm in the camp of mindful eating, eating a variety of foods, minimizing "bad" fats and excess sugars and exercising to lose or maintain weight.
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