A little story.
Back when I first started lifting, I was skinny.
Yup! I really was.
I was constantly looking for ways to get bigger.
I asked the bigger dudes in the gym what I should do to get big.
The advice I was given was to eat, eat, and eat more.
I went back home and started eating like crazy.
I devoured everything I faced, from meatballs to chicken legs to french fries.
I forced myself to eat more than my stomach could handle.
I threw up!
I got sick and missed a whole week of training!
“Eat More” is terrible advice.
If you have no appetite to eat as a lifter, you are not alone my friend.
I know some 250-pound monsters who still don’t have the appetite to eat after years of experience.
You look at a chicken breast or a piece of steak and feel nauseous, and start choking!
Now, how to get this problem solved?!
In this post, I’ll share with you the most unconventional way to hit your macros even if you don’t have an appetite!
How to Hit Your Macros When You Have No Appetite to Eat?
There is only one simple trick to increase your hunger. It will allow you to eat more and hit your macros even if you have no appetite.
One trick if you are natural and another if you are enhanced.
Only one! Not ten “fluff” tips of eating more frequently or drinking more shakes, etc.
Natural Way to Hit Your Macros with no appetite
If you are natural do this:
Yup! You read that correctly.
Bear with me.
The idea here is to starve yourself!
I know this is hard to believe but it is a tested and proven method to increase your appetite and hunger.
Let me explain.
The two hormones responsible for hunger are Ghrelin and Leptin.
Ghrelin is released by the stomach by the Gastrointestinal tract, while Leptin is released from the fat cells.
When the stomach is empty (even if the Leptin levels are high-which means you have no appetite) it contracts and Ghrelin is released.
The brain receives the message from Ghrelin and signals “hunger” to the body to increase food intake.
Intermittent fasting comes in many different types. From a few hours of fasting followed by a few hours of eating to one whole day fasting followed by one whole day of eating.
Here is one recommended method to do intermittent fasting to increase your hunger without missing out on nutrients:
1- Eat two consecutive meals, preferably pre-and post-workout, and skip the following meal.
For example, let’s say you have 2 to 3 hours between the meals. Eat your first two meals of the day (say breakfast and post-workout).
2- Then when the time comes for meal number 3, skip it.
3- Instead, take a scoop of essential and branched-chain amino acids and consume them with water.
Now you have at least 5 to 6 hours of fasting. You will get hungry!
If you are skinny, I recommend using flavorless amino acids and adding carbohydrates in powder form with a spoon of peanut butter or chopped nuts.
This way, during fasting, you are still supplying the body with the building blocks of muscles (amino acids) in order to prevent any usage of muscle fibers as a source of energy.
Enhanced Way to Hit Your Macros with no appetite
If you are enhanced …
Use GHRP6 (Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-6)! It is widely available from any peptide website (we won’t provide websites or dosages here).
GHRP6 is a potent stimulant for the release of Growth Hormone (GH) which is known to boost metabolism while increasing muscle mass.
It was shown in several studies that taking GHRP6 10 minutes before each carbohydrate and fats-containing meal will suppress the release of GH in the body while increasing the release of Ghrelin hormone. Which makes you hungry.
There you have it!
Intermittent fasting with amino acids, if natural, or GHRP6 before the meals if you’re enhanced.
Either one of these tips will increase your hunger. You will eat more and hit your macros!