ERF Q&A 022: Fight Hunger On A Diet

Diets fail for two main reasons, you either get hungry or tired.

Some will say time, but that isn’t a valid reason. That’s an excuse.

Getting hungry on a diet can lead you to obviously over indulge, not stick to it, and not see results.

Now, SOME hunger is okay.. And almost a sign you are in a deficit.

And no, I am not saying starve yourself to lose weight. 

When that hunger inevitably does come about, there are tools you can use to ensure it subsides.

1. Protein. Getting around 1g of protein per lb of bodyweight is CRUCIAL for fighting hunger while on a diet.

2. Micronutrients / Veggies / Food Volume. Loading up on low calorie foods can fill your stomach up, satisfy your body, and allow you to stay in a deficit.

3. Size of deficit. You HAVE to be in a calorie deficit.. But how aggressive is up to you. If you are too aggressive, and the hunger is too high.. Then decrease the amount of a deficit.

4. Meal Timing. And no, this is not to speed up your metabolism. This is to make sure you stay full and satisfied throughout the day, so you don’t over eat at night.

These are the bookmark version of what I cover in this podcast. 

Check it out if you need some help with your New Years Diet.

ERF Nutrition Hierarchy Series 4/4 – Micronutrients, Meal Timing, Supplements

These things MATTER, just not nearly as much as the previous 3 subject covered in this series.

Meaning if you don’t have the mindset, calories, and macros down,

It doesn’t matter if you fast, do Keto, eat 3 or 5 meals a day, you won’t reach your goals until you get the previous things in check first.

This is the last part of building a house. This is adding the decorations, picking out what kitchen table your wife wants, filling the final steps to make it a HOME, not just a house.

That being said, these things play an ever vital role in ensuring you can perform optimally, adhere to the plan you have created for calories/macros, help fight hunger and exhaustion.

Being tired and hungry are main reasons why people do not stick to a diet.

Micronutrients, meal timing, supplements, are all things you can manipulate to better fuel your body, leading to feeling better, leading to more adherence, and finally leading to more results.

Take your time to go back and listen to the 3 previous implements of this series.

Go get your head straight first. None of this will matter if you cannot mentally prepare yourself to make a change.

Understand what calories are, why they are so important, and how many YOU need to see your goal.

Then dive into what makes up that calories in macros, and how you can manipulate them for your goal.

Then finally, come back here and finish putting the pieces of the puzzle together. 

If you have followed this series and are still having trouble creating your plan, feel free to reach out to me with any questions and I would be happy to help. 

Happy Eating, -E.