CANT FIND THE WILL POWER TO EAT!!!
- 08-07-2010, 08:52 AM
CANT FIND THE WILL POWER TO EAT!!!
IN SERIOUS NEED OF HELP HERE GUYS PLEASE!
Alright, im getting pretty p****ed off that im trying to bulk up and cannot force myself to eat solid foods enough. I can down protein shakes all day long with no problem. But when it comes to having to eat a solid meal, i could care less.
Anybody have any suggestions on how to increase my appetite? I dont do much cardio so i was thinkin if i started running more that would help? Or i have heard of supplements that help increase appetite but dont know if i beleive in them.
- 08-07-2010, 09:08 AM
20 minutes of moderate cardio in the morning will turn you into a horse, you won't be able to eat enough, at least that's my experience. When you say you could care less about eating, do you not like what you are eating, or just don't want to eat as much as you should?
For quantity, it's just like lifting, you've gotta work your way up to eating those huge meals 24/7. You didn't start by benching 315, you work your way up to it. Just slowly but surely eat more and more.
If it's a taste thing, either experiment with some new foods, you never know what you may find that you love to eat. If that doesn't work, depending on how desperately you're trying to bulk, fast food can be your friend.
Hope this helps.
08-07-2010, 09:22 AM
thanks natan, ill try throwin in some more cardio.
and its not that i dont like the taste of food, its just that i feel like if i eat im going to be sick. i am almost never hungry which is the worst possible thing when your bulking. Im betting that it is cuz im not doin cardio but i didnt think u were supposed to do cardio wen bulking. and im even on 60 mg a day of dbol right now and i no thats supposed to increase appetite and hasnt done ne thing for me.
08-07-2010, 10:46 AM
I used to have the same problem. Basically I forced myself to eat. Once you start, your body will adapt to the schedule, and before you know it, you be complaining because your all ways hungry.
Lots of exercise will certainly stimulate the appetite.
08-07-2010, 11:52 AM
Try some Nutrient Partitioning supps? As mentioned, defiantly try stick to a schedule as well. What foods are you eating now? Too much fibre based foods in one sitting can cause loss of apatite.
In the morning, eat your largest meal of the day, at least 700kcal for someone of your height/weight. This should help drive your metabolism into gear for the rest of the day.
08-07-2010, 12:07 PM
08-07-2010, 12:43 PM
My biggest problem is im kind of a vegetarian. Its not that i give a ***t about animals i just dont like the taste of a lot of meat. The only meats i can get down is chicken , turkey, and ham. I mainly have always eatin a ton of carbs (ie. pastas, wheats, potatoes) And seeing as im deployed to afhanistan right now i dont have much of a say of wat i want to eat. I take wat they give me. This is the reason i take so many protein shakes in a day. I will take 2 scoops of dymatize elite whey about 4 times a day and right before bed 2 scoops of ON casein.
08-11-2010, 08:40 AM
Just a little update guys...i took everyones advice and did everything u guys said. I dont know if one in particular worked or if it was all of em combined but i have just been stuffing my face whether i wanted to eat or not and im finally gettin to the point where i can eat almost a whole meal (about 700 calories) every 2 hours. So i just wanted to say thanks to everyone
08-11-2010, 09:49 AM
08-11-2010, 12:00 PM
* eat salads (stretch your stomach - a trick i picked up from watching kobayashi)
* controlled labs black hole
* workout more often
08-12-2010, 02:12 PM
yea i can hardly eat too, each time i put it in it wants to come back up, for me, i just stuff it in and down it with milk with as few chews as possible. since i like milk alot it makes it alot easier to eat and adds on some more calories and protein. also u can try pinching your nose, what you cant smell you cant taste!
08-13-2010, 07:06 PM
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08-13-2010, 10:42 PM
08-22-2010, 03:38 AM
Yea i had that problem too but not im making steady gains. ull figure it out. just start eating a little more and as time goes on add a little more food. before you know it you wont believe you were eating so little.
08-23-2010, 12:51 AM
eat alot of white pasta and stay away from fiber. drink alot of milk also
08-23-2010, 12:52 AM
08-23-2010, 01:48 AM
08-23-2010, 03:42 AM
i am having that problem too, being deployed out here for 13 months in afghanistan, i am six months through my rotation and all food at the chow hall here is on a set rotating schedule. Not only the same food every two weeks or so but also the food itself isnt that good (haha). its also hard to actually make it to the chowhall sometimes between meal hours. we can go pick up a pbj sandwich tho 24-7. i have tried to sup with protien shakes but everone i have tried just jack my stomach up and i spend most of the night in a port-o-john (haha). i just force myself to eat eat til i feel like i will pop.
08-23-2010, 06:39 AM
1. I did not feel like paying for 5 meals a day in amurica, and I didnt work out often, ewas on vacation.
2. I ate steak twice a day every day. and it was good steak. Ribeye in Dallas? Yeah. Good steak. Now the food here just tastes like ****, and is hard to stomach. I hate it, and I dont want to pay to ship a ton of protein here, and I dont want to buy bsn protein in the PX for 50 dollars. So I am just forcing it, and it sucks donkey balls, but its what we do right?>
08-23-2010, 11:37 AM
08-23-2010, 12:44 PM
08-23-2010, 06:26 PM
i had the exact same problem! heres what I did... try to eat around 300 cals/2 hour.. however you can,like when i ate oatmeal i would just mix water and DRINK it because if i microwaved it , it would fluff up and fill me up. dont stuff yourself every two hours or youll get sicka nd discouraged. now its like every two hours im scramblin around the house to find food. you have to work your way up to it and eventually your body will be hungry. give it a week, its what i did
08-23-2010, 07:12 PM
08-24-2010, 03:41 AM
08-24-2010, 08:35 AM
Morning exercise is a pretty good start, like some of the folks above state. I'm in the same boat though regarding appetite as I have to force feed myself often.
08-27-2010, 05:34 PM
It could be mental too. Try and remember why you are doing what you are doing and keep pushing yourself. Nothing perfect comes easy.
08-29-2010, 02:37 AM
08-29-2010, 10:50 AM
i say quit smokeing and you will eat everything in sight! the whole being deployed thing isnt helpful either. i know when i was in Iraq, my nerves were always going crazy and being out in the city for days didnt help one bit. make the best of it and do what you can. they dont call it a hardship for nothing! things will bounce back once you get state side. best of luck and keep ur head down!
09-02-2010, 04:01 AM
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