I am on day six. I eat six meals a day, two are protein drinks, and 4 are by the book (fist size of complex carbs and palm size of protein and a green veg all from the list in the BFL book). It just feels like too much eating. I can't believe I am writing this as I am severely overweight, and I CAN eat. lol. The meals are so filling I am struggling to eat 3 meals. Today, I became sick and could not do it. So where things stand today, I ate only two and a half meals. My workouts are going great, though. Is anyone suffering the same problem?
Example of what I ate yesterday:
1- Four egg whites, one grilled bell pepper and one apple
2- Whey protein shake - choc flavor
3- Wholemeal pasta and grilled chicken fillet
4- Whole oats with skim milk and sweetener
5- Whey protein shake - choc flavor
Could not eat any more
1- Four egg white and a pear
2- Whey protein shake - choc flavour
3- Mushroom and celery clear soup and smoked turkey fillet
4- Wholemeal pasta with grilled chicken fillet
(Meal number four did not stay in my tummy and no further eating was required lol)
I feel I am stuffed to the brim with food. Am I eating too much?
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no way you are stuffed. 4 egg whites is 68 calories and a LARGE pear will be around 100-130 cals.
If you're not used to getting a lot of protein in your diet, there can be a period in the beginning where you feel surprisingly full. Make sure you're getting enough protein (many people recommend 1g per pound of body weight; perhaps someone could expand on this), but don't think you have to stuff yourself just to get your sixth meal in. As a smaller-framed person, I typically only eat 4-5 and it's been working just fine.
Speaking of getting enough protein, the protein in meal #4 from yesterday seems to be missing. Protein and carbs should be roughly in balance. Maybe try oats with protein powder stirred in or with greek yogurt on the side.
Like Unicycle, I usually eat 4 or 5 meals per day. If your prior diet was heavy on the carbs, you will find the protein to be filling. Protein also stays with me longer, so I'm satisfied longer. I do believe in eating smaller meals for frequently. Just eat the amount of food that makes you feel satisfied and save the rest for later.
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