Originally Posted by PhysiologyIsPhun
My diet is what I would consider very "clean." All of my diet comes from whole foods even when I'm on a bulk. I actually actively worked on increasing the food quality recently as opposed to just looking at macros strictly for satiety reasons. I could probably incorporate more vegetables, but I already add some and hate taking the time to cook them. Honestly, I believe this has happened because I was obese my entire childhood and teenage years. I'm likely leptin resistant, and I likely have a larger number of fat cells than your average person. I'm sure I have artificially inflated my setpoint by being obese all those years, so I just have to be careful. I thought ephedrine could help with that but you are right, it will not work for longterm appetite suppression because the appetite suppression decreases with tolerance.
Seems okay. I have similar problems regarding appetite. A few options you may consider that helped me:
- Increase your protein intake to 250g instead of 200g.
- Intermittent fasting (lean gains). Just make sure you're keeping yourself busy in the fasting window; do something creative, go walk, do your housekeeping, do research, go shopping, make phone calls... you get the point.
- Increase your NEAT. There are tons of ways to increase your activity level. Take the stairs, drink enough water to increase your bathroom visit frequency, incorporate silly movements when you're sitting, go for walks, take a pet, take the bike, be inefficient...
- And... drum roll.... vegetables. For lazy people like me, I buy a big bag of various vegetables (is stir-fry the correct word?), cook it, use spices, and done. You can make it for a few days of course. It only takes 10 minutes.