I'm not really sure the appropriate place to post this, but I'm very perplexed and would like some opinions.
I've been back on the bandwagon since about the day after Christmas. I've been pretty consistant the last month or so about food.
Breakfast around 7:30: 2 eggs, piece of turkey bacon, and if the mood strikes me some oatmeal or a piece of toast.
Lunch between 11:30 and 12: Salad or Dinner leftovers
Snack around 3:30: an array of veggies with some laughing cow cheese, or occasionally if i am lazy, a 100 calorie pack cracker with some LC cheese.
Dinner: Veggies, Rice, Chicken in some form or another.
I don't calorie count per se, I occasionally go to fit day to get a rough idea, and I estimate I get between 1400-1600 calories a day.
I increased my exercise from 2-3 days a week to 3-4 days a week sometime mid january.
So for about 3 weeks, I've been doing about the same thing. But these last 3 days I've been so hungry. Not starving, but that nagging, "I'm hungry" feeling is there 30 minutes after I eat. I had a trainer once tell me that you're supposed to feel hungry, but I haven't really so far, and I've been losing. Plus, I hate that hungry feeling!
It's not TOM, my exercise intensity hasn't increased. I drink anywhere between 1-2 nalgenes of water per day. I don't want to increase my calories, but I don't know what to do. In the past, a cup of tea has helped, but not the last couple days.
Does anyone have any thoughts as to why am I suddenly so hungry when for weeks this has been plenty of food? Any advice on what I can do to make it go away?