Several issues with working out
four months ago I started jogging to destress, and hopefully lose a few pounds with it (I only need to lose about 25 pounds) I've also done weight lifting as I've been a couch potato and I'm sick and tired of asking people to lift things for me. I tend to mix things up and either weight lift, stair step, walk around our (very) steep hill, rollerblading or jog for 30 minutes a night. At first I noticed that my hips/middle were slimming right down, despite what the scale said. Then after about a week I started getting REALLLLY hungry after working out - or randomly through the day. The problem was I ONLY wanted sugar. After a while it's mostly passed, but now and then I can't help it and feel like I'll go insane without some. There is a history of diabetes in my family, but I've been tested six times for it and they say I don't have it, I don't know if that could be related to it?
The other problem is even without sugar my weight went down ten pounds, then sprang right back almost overnight, plus about 5 pounds. I know it's expected to gain some weight (muscle) but that seems insane to me. I think my body has its happy 'resting' weight, is there any way to break that?
Thirdly. . . My eating habits. Unlike most people who eat too much I've never had a stomach for much (Dairy and any type of grease at all makes me sick) I eat less than my six year old brother, just because I'm not hungry, even with working out. It's NOT anorexia, I just don't get hungry much. (had to throw that out there) As a result whenever I eat a 'normal' amount of food I feel over full and sometimes a bit sick. I know eating when working out is VERY important, suggestions on how to do that? I'm fine snacking throughout the day, maybe snacks? Or building up to fuller meals?