I became a food monster is this normal??



cobbwheels

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I feel hungry all the time just doing 15 minutes of HIIT per day for two months now that may also include all-out sprint intervals. It has tripled my food intake than before I did any form of exercise. I even do 6 major meals a day at times!

I kept my BMI to 19.8 or just under 20.

So what's happening? Unknown illness? Diabetes? Turning into food monster?
 
. It has tripled my food intake than before I did any form of exercise. I even do 6 major meals a day at times
 
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My diet have actually settled in since and back to pre-cycling calorie intake and I've even increased my riding volume / calorie expenditure.

I have lost 10 lbs though since then. I can lose another 5 lbs before I need to raise my calorie intake to avoid getting too underweight. But so far it seems my body became more efficient at managing energy, thus, requiring less food.
 
Hey there! It's awesome to hear about your progress with your diet and how it's been working for you. Losing 10 lbs is a fantastic achievement!

From my own experience, it's amazing how our bodies can adapt and become more efficient when we're active. Just like you mentioned, I've noticed that as my cycling volume increased, my body started needing less food to maintain my weight. It's a remarkable change!

If you're aiming to lose another 5 lbs, it's crucial to keep a close eye on your calorie intake and listen to your body. Remember, fueling your rides properly is essential. And once you've reached that goal, don't forget to adjust your calorie intake to avoid becoming underweight.

Keep up the great work and keep pushing those boundaries! Taking on new challenges in cycling can be incredibly rewarding. Cheers!
 
It's not uncommon for increased exercise, especially high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and sprint intervals, to boost appetite and caloric needs. This is your body's way of fueling itself for the increased physical demands. To ensure you're meeting your nutritional needs without overeating, consider tracking your caloric intake and output. You might be surprised to find that your increased food consumption is necessary to support your new training regimen. Also, make sure you're consuming a balanced diet with adequate protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. If you're still concerned about your hunger levels or any potential health issues, it may be worth consulting a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian.