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I'm 9 months out and I haven't felt like I've had more energy than before surgery until this week. I feel restless if I don't get enough exercise, and I want to work out twice a day. I'm trying to be careful and vary the exercise from day to day so I don't get injured, and I still have a tendency to inertia, but it's definitely a huge change.

I notice since I'm losing weight my Apple Watch tells me I'm burning fewer calories for the same amount of exercise 😪 I know that's to be expected, but it's getting harder and harder to get to 500 calories burned in a day.

Do you get hungry from exercise? I only find I am hungrier after swimming.

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I have been on an exercise streak the past 6 weeks. My routine is off the week because of guests and I am so antsy to get a work out in. I have no good advice, but just validating your experience because I am going through the same thing.

I do get a bit hungrier with exercise, but not too terribly.

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yes - I think it's pretty common to get hungrier when you exercise. Your body wants those calories back that it burned off!

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23 hours ago, lizonaplane said:

Do you get hungry from exercise? I only find I am hungrier after swimming.

So here is what I notice: if i run in the morning, i am STARVING (for me, which is probably just regular hungry for everyone else, lol) when i get back.

BUT i think this has a lot to do with the fact i dont eat in the mornings. Yet even noticing this correlation, i still won’t eat before an AM run cuz I prefer to run on an empty stomach as otherwise i find i run slower and want to quit sooner. 🤷🏻‍♀️

On (very) rare occasions i may give in the the “starving”-after-AM-run feelings, but mostly i don’t, because i know what eating so early in the day does to me (i get tired, feel bloated, end up eating more by EOD, etc).

On the other side of things, when i run later in the day or evening, it has no effect 🤷🏻‍♀️

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4 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

So here is what I notice: if i run in the morning, i am STARVING (for me, which is probably just regular hungry for everyone else, lol) when i get back.

BUT i think this has a lot to do with the fact i dont eat in the mornings. Yet even noticing this correlation, i still won’t eat before an AM run cuz I prefer to run on an empty stomach as otherwise i find i run slower and want to quit sooner. 🤷🏻‍♀️

On (very) rare occasions i may give in the the “starving”-after-AM-run feelings, but mostly i don’t, because i know what eating so early in the day does to me (i get tired, feel bloated, end up eating more by EOD, etc).

On the other side of things, when run later in the day or evening, it has no effect 🤷🏻‍♀️

I also don't tend to eat in the morning, or until about 11. I have iced coffee with a lot of milk and that seem to be enough most days.

I wouldn't want to swim on a full stomach. I know that thing about getting a cramp and drowning is BS, but I don't think it would be comfortable. I swim as soon as I get up in the morning normally, except on vacation, but then I'm eating more anyway.

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