Aren’t You Hungry in a Calorie Deficit? {1300 calorie day}

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71 Days to go of my weight loss journey, for Bikini prep 2023

I’ve gotten this question twice in one day on social media, so I wanted to answer it here!

The Question

I was wondering if you struggle at all with hunger while being in a deficit? I struggle with that and I was wondering if you have any tips/advice.

My Answer:

 First, I realized whether I’m dieting or not, I rarely eat because I’m hungry. In fact, besides the regular morning, post-workout hunger, the rest of the day I usually eat because I have a craving or something looks good. Also, realizing that if I were hungry, it’s not an emergency. In my entire life, I don’t think I’ve ever been in a “critically hungry zone”. But, if you ask how I deal with wanting to eat, even though I just had a meal, that’s really tough! I usually try to distract myself with work, Youtube, reading, puzzling, or scrolling social media. And about the calorie level, I truly don’t think my body can tell the difference between 1200 and 1500 calories because the food is exactly the same. I’m just taking small amounts off of each food (the chicken or rice portion) and the caloric difference is barely noticeable. Also, I drink a LOT!

Also, for more about this, I wrote

And, on to my meals for another day!

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1296 calories, 130 g protein, 112 g carbs, 38 g fat

  • 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭: 1/3 cup oats with mango skinny syrup and mango chunks, plus 1 cup egg whites and 1/2 ounce cheddar cheese
  • 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡: (TURKEY BACON CRANBERRY SALAD) 6 ounces turkey, lettuce, dried cranberries, 1 sliced turkey bacon, pumpkin seeds and 2 Tablespoons Bolthouse poppyseed dressing. .
  • 𝐒𝐧𝐚𝐜𝐤: Strawberry Protein ice cream! 1 scoop strawberry protein powder, 1 cup frozen strawberries and 1 cup skim milk
  • 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫: 6 ounces ground turkey, with 1 cup riced cauliflower, 1 cup chopped onions and peppers with light sour cream and light mayo mixed in! THIS WAS GOOD!!!

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