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Old 08-25-2010, 12:34 PM   #1  
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Is it true that your body wants more to eat when you are on TOM? I find whenever I am close to or on TOM that I seem to never get full and want to eat every hour (I already eat every 2 to 3 hours at the most). For example, I just ate at 10:30 (100 calorie popcorn with 3 oz of chicken). Now an hour later my body is giong crazy for food again! So I just ate some pretzels.

Anywhoo, to clear up my question; is it a myth that your body craves more to eat when on TOM?

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Old 08-25-2010, 01:12 PM   #2  
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I think it varies a lot from person to person, and even from month to month with the same person. I usually crave comfort foods (bready stuff like pizza or doughnuts) around TOM like CRAZY. But I try really hard not to give in because I know there's really no satisfying it -- I could eat a whole pizza and then look for a box of doughnuts. lol
Last month I didn't get any cravings, the month before that it was terrible!
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:28 PM   #3  
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Your body actually burns more calories right before TOM, which explains why many of us feel hungrier. I usually up my intake by 100-200 calories, and space out when I eat.

Of course, right before/during TOM your body is "stressed" and that also triggers our brain to want to eat more, so just be aware and don't over do it.
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Thanks ! That is what I thought..I will resist temptation! hehe
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I'm always just hungry right before my TOM. Its not so much about craving chocolate or sweets...its always volume! I just try to fill up on veggies and protein and drink extra water
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Your body actually burns more calories right before TOM, which explains why many of us feel hungrier. I usually up my intake by 100-200 calories, and space out when I eat.
Interesting! I didn't know this. Huh...I learn something new every day from you guys!
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I am horrible the week before TOM. I'm a ravenous beast!! And then during and the week after TOM, I have no appetite at all!
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just like now my TOM started.
OH right, that explains why I ate 800 calories of cake 3 days ago and 400 calories of cake each day follows that....until today lol.
So yah, I think I always crave for sweets (lots of it) before TOM.
But during TOM, I usually feel bloated => feeling full => I eat less though.
So i guess it does balance out in a way lol.

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OK this is all good news. I couldnt figure out why these past few days have been hard for me. I have been trying to keep my cals at 1550 but MOnday I shut up to 1900 and today although I think I might keep it at 1550, I had to subsitute some of the good calories for "bad" ones. For example, I had pretzels and cheezits instead of chicken and broccoli ooppsy I hope I get TOM soon!
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Well, mine will start today or tomorrow and right now I am craving sweets BAD.
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