114.period between meals. Fast metabolism and weight rainin Moderated discussion and help for Food Combining and the Hay diet, Cookery and recipes, Starch or Protein

period between meals. Fast metabolism and weight raining: from on 2005-01-07

Hi,

I've always ate healthy food but have began making a more conscience decision in terms of (not) combining proteins and starchs.

In my mid 20s, I'm undergoing a weight training program for fitness and to gain muscle mass.

I generally eat a fair bit but the main thing I've noticed after seperating carbs from protein is that I'm quite hungry within an hour of eating any type of meal.

For example, today for breakfast I had 4 bannanas and 4 peaches. An hour later I had 4 pieces of toast with butter. At lunch I had half a chicken and salad, then 2 hours later I was hungry again. And this is where I come unstuck, today I had a baked potato with some cooked vegetables on it... is this bad?

Within an hour or so of the potato I'm hungry again. It feels like it only takes between an hour and 2 hours for my tummy to be empty again. Are there any guidelines for eating more than the three standard meals per day and the ordering of fruits, starches and proteins. Also should I have just one massive meal of protein per day or split in a couple. If in a couple, then when should I time them.

Thanks in advance for you help

Re: period between meals. Fast metabolism and weight rainin: from on 2005-01-10

HI,
JUST STARTED HAY DIET TODAY I AM ALSO V HUNGERY AFTER PROTIEN OR STARCH MEAL. 2 HOURS AND WANT TO EAT AGAIN. FELT LOW HAD TO RUN TO THE LOO. HOPE IT WILL GET BETTER TOMORROW

Re: period between meals. Fast metabolism and weight rainin: from Peter on 2005-01-17

If you need to gain muscle mass, and have an energetic lifestyle, you will need to eat more protein, and ensure that your diet contains sufficient fat.

You will not develop muscle easily on a low energy diet. The example of a daily diet that you give would be fine for weight loss, not for weight gain.

Peter

Re: period between meals. Fast metabolism and weight rainin: from on 2005-01-18

Thanks for your response Peter.

Keep in mind that my above example is only up until 5PM and does not include any evening meals. That being said - given my goals - are you able to give me a brief idea (or point me in the right direction) of what an ideal days eating would be to gain muscle mass.

Thanks for your help