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Ok so Im gonna try to make this question as short as possible.. Lol

Ok so 13 months ago I decided I was unhappy with my appearance and weight... 193 - 5'9" Ive always had my weight under control and here I was hating my pictures and my BMI was "overweight"

I begin walking on days off and controlling calorie intake! Over 6 monthes aprox 15 lbs and plateued to very slow loss of weight.

It was at this point after watching many doc's on Sugar and a scare that I may have symptoms of becoming diabetic. I have CUT sugar as much as I can. No sweets, No sugary foods candy or drinks....I primarily use suraclouse (splenda) products which just arent as appealing but are a perfect substitute for me. My ONLY sugar intake would be hidden in my everyday foods such as sauces etc (I usual choose such items based on the nutrition label)

So its been 13 monthes - have lost 30lbs.. Holding steady 160-165lbs staying active with work, my wife, and a spoiled 2 year old.. My body has never looked this good, tightening faster and faster and I have cut my weight to as little at 145 in my 20's but NEVER got this close to seeing my abs! I am so excited that I may accomplish the impossible! :)

Question: So starting about a week ago I AM STARVING! I am really really hungry all the time.. Nothing with my diet has changed but I am so hungry?!  Not craving sugar or anything in paticular, but my normal quanities just arent enough!? I have gone from 163lb to 165 this week & just unsure if I should eat because I am hungry or stick to my normal quanities?

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The exercise and weight reduction has most likely caused an increase in your metabolism which could be causing the hunger. I would stick to my normal food intake and see if you continue to subtract the pounds. If you do then  my theory is correct. If you don't then  you might want to adjust your food choices and eat more fiberous  foods that may cause you to stay fuller longer. You might even want to consume food more times per day but in smaller portions but still adding up to your normal caloric intake. I hope this response has helped you, feel free to write back with any additional input or questions.

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Larry

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I am able to answer questions in regards to losing weight, proper nutrition and exercise while losing weight,diet modification, and preparing healthy nutritious food while dieting. I can also help people by explaining the importance of BMI, BMR,and body fat. I can help people with no meat types of diets and special diets. I can help those who need information about beginning a running regimen. One of my favorite subjects to answer questions about is organic life style and whole foods.

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I own Healthy Life Consultants, which is a company that helps people lose weight through diet modification and exercise. I also am the Founder and owner of the Tenchi Budo Martial Arts System and The Natural Healing Center.At the Natural Healing Center I help people through the use of Alternative Therapies and Medicines. For fun I compete regulary in running races mainly 5K'S and 10K'S. I spend much of my free time studying about anything when it comes to nutrition,alternative medicine,and exercise.

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Certified Sports Nutritionist through (International Fitness Association) CI# 175491 /////// Certified Personal Fitness Chef ( National Endurance & Sports Trainers Association) ////////// Certified Master and Founder of the Tenchi Budo Martial Arts System /////////// EMT-B Certified //////////// Trinity College & University B.S.B.A. ///////// Certificate awarded in: Harvard Medical School- (Prescribing Exercise) Texas A&M University System (AgriLife Extension)- (Diet Quality & The School Aged Child), (Osteoporosis),(Developing Healthy Eating Habits in Pre Schoolers),(Controling Asthma Triggers in the Indoor Environment) and ( Little Tummies and Big Appetites-Nutrition and the Pre School Child). ////////// School of Public Health University of Albany - (Strong Bones For Life),(Microbiology),(Prison and Jail Health),and (Public Policy and Public Health) ///////// National Center For Complementary and Alternative Medicine- (Acupuncture:An Evidence Based Assessment),(Mind-Body Medicine),Herbs & Other Dietary Supplements),(Health and Spirituality),(Complementary & Alternative Medicine and Aging),(Intergrative Medicine),(Neurobiological Correlates of Acupuncture),(Studying the effects of Natural products)(Manipulative and Body-Based Therapies: Chiropractic and Spinal Manipulation) //////// Health and Nutirition ( United States Department of Justice BOP ) ////////// Basic Food Preparation (United States Department of Justice BOP ) ////////// Dietary Guidlines For Americans (United States Department of Agriculture) ////////// Effective Communication (Emergency Management Institute) /////////// Leadership & Influence(Emergency Management Institute) /////////// Nutritional Oncology ( National Training Institute) ////////// Sports Goes The Distance ( National Training Institute) ///////// LJ100 supplements ( National Training Institute) //////// Super Foods to the rescue (Natural Products Market Place) /////// O for Obesity (Natural Products Market Place)

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