I need advice to stop eating - its driving me crackers!!! (no pun intended)
I work mainly an office job - so have very little activity in a day, but my training volume is pretty high, up to 20hrs per week. I'm 6'2" and weight 160lb, so according to what I understand my BMR should be approx 1800kcal + 200Kcal for extras of what I do, if I do 2hrs endurance tonight at 240W then i am looking at approx another 1700 Kcal giving a total requirement of 3700Kcal a day.
I have read loads of books an articles, most say that ave food intake natrually tops out at 3000-3500cla per day on it but basically I have tried 5-7 meals per day, 3 meals and 2 snacks etc but based on racing weight theory of
- Breakfast 25% cal
- Snack 1 12.5% cal
- Lunch 25% cal
- Snack 2 12.5% cal
_ Dinner 25% cal
would mean that I have 900 cal for each main meal and 450 for each 'snack'. Problem is I am sooooo hungry doing that
this morning for breakfast I had 60g porridge oats, protein shake, 2 banana, ground nut mix - tot 800 cal
break 1; 50g mixed nuts and 5 oat cakes 500 cals
lunch; 2 x turkey, stuffing salad sandwich, 1 large grapfruit, 1 bag soy/corn chips - 900cal
snack 2; 9 bar and another pack of fruit oatcakes - 450 cal
thing is I'm sat at 13:00 typing this having already eaten all of that, feeling really hungry, as I do every day and most likely what I'll end up doing is splitting my remaining calories into another snack and dinner, but then try and fill up on bulky fibrous veg with very little calories to see me through to bed - I don't particulary want to loose any more weight as I am pretty happy and am currently prob around 10% body fat, and this will natrually drop by the end of the base building period but body weight should stay the same - it varies by 1-2kg per week when I weigh, and cause I concious with the massive appetite that I have about my weight so weight in the morning 3 x per week.
anyone any tips or thoughts on this - I always have eaten plenty, but being from athletics background and running max 70miles per week haven't really needed this many cals or urge to eat like this and last 2 seasons of cycling my volume has ramped up so a bit unknown terratory, but need to control this constant hunger and urge to eat! even doing a 5hr ride on a weekend becomes difficult to manage cause the hunder is worse!!!!