It's been a long time since I last spent any serious time working out. And the skinny and fit kid I used to be is now a lightly overweight and unfit man. I weigh 12st (at 5' 7'') and have had to buy new clothes recently because my old ones don't fit any more :(
I finally started again, and I'm doing quite a bit (four equimentless workouts a week, 2 strength, 2 HIIT, cycling half an hour twice a day, and working my way through a 50 push ups challenge)
I'm suddenly finding myself hungry all the time. I'm not eating "bad" food, as far as I know; I've been having nuts and bananas and lots of water, so I think this is natural.
What I would like to know is:
- Should I try and avoid eating sometimes? (Keep in mind I'm looking to loose quite a bit of weight)
- Should I restrict what I eat?
- Will this go away or should I get used to it?
Following comments regarding overtraining, I thought it best to mention that my excercises had at first left me sore and stiff but that has now gone. I'm working hard but I don't feel (physically) like I'm overdoing it.
I'm doing Neila Rey's 50 push up challenge and I'm definitely making progress (plus my shirt collar doesn't do up any more :( ) Progress is good, my concern is in telling the difference between hungry because I need to eat and hungry because my body doesn’t want to use up its fat cells.