middle of the night hunger
- 01-26-2011, 09:09 AM
middle of the night hunger
lately I've been waking up a few hours before my alarm with some wicked hunger. It's not like the i'm hungry but it's ok hunger. It's like that sick to your stomach queazy/nauseous hunger feeling.
Does that sound like an indicator that I need more cals throughout the day, or more specifically more cals right before I go to bed. My pre bed meal is basically the exact same calories/macronutrient breakdown as all my other meals throughout the day. But obviously every other time during the day there is another meal in 3 hours anyways. Where as opposed to pre bed there isn't another one for about 8 hours (god willing)
- 01-26-2011, 09:49 AM
You could always have something light like a protein shake or cottage cheese, etc. when you wake up - some people set alarms to eat during the night so that they have that constant 3-4 hour meal period.
- 01-27-2011, 09:58 PM
01-27-2011, 10:02 PM
thanks capone. I did just that the other night and it didn't happen. so yay for me
01-27-2011, 10:04 PM
01-27-2011, 10:08 PM
I always keep Boost or Ensure (the high protein versions) on hand just for this. If you DO wake up, you may as well get some nutrition. I don't sleep well at all anyway and regardless of how much I eat, I occasionally wake up hungry.
01-27-2011, 10:09 PM
01-27-2011, 10:21 PM
01-30-2011, 10:38 AM
What about being warm/hot when you eat and then go to bed, but then waking up a few hours early because you suddenly got real cold and need to throw a blanket on?
Like your metabolism stopped at some point in the night. Anyone experienced that?
01-30-2011, 10:45 AM
I experience that often. It does not mean that your metabolism has stopped though - there are myriad reasons why one can get cold during the night.
01-30-2011, 02:19 PM
thanks rosie. It didn't used to happen to me when I had a higher BF. Anyways, just to expand a bit on the bolded part if you seem to be cold throughout the day, and warm up for an hour or so after a meal, but then soon get cold again before the next one, and just basically spend most of the day being cold, that has to be a sign you aren't eating enough correct?
01-30-2011, 02:21 PM
01-30-2011, 02:28 PM
I don't think I have poor circulation. I never had the problem before, it just suddenly started to happen when I got my bf fairly low, and it gets better the more I eat, and worse the more physical activity I do during the day.
I used to be just absolutely roasting all the time, had to sleep with 2 fans on and walked around half naked all the time, haha. Lost like 20 lbs, and it just started happening one day and I haven't been able to drop a single bf percentage since it started happening, and it only gets better the more cals I eat.
01-30-2011, 03:39 PM
Whilst asking questions is encouraged, seriously, sometimes I think you need to do some personal research for what you want to know, instead of just asking for EVERything.
01-30-2011, 03:50 PM
lol, I do. But you can get a million different answers to the same question. I'm not a newbie, you can see by my join date I've been around a while. I find you get an answer that is more relevant to your lifestyle when you ask it on a bodybuilding forum as opposed to just typing it in google because we live a bit different lifestyle than most normal people do, and the peoples experiences on the forums usually more closely mirror what you are experiencing/want to know.
I'm aware that fat is an insulator and the less you have the colder you are going to be. But I also don't think it's normal to experience being really cold all the time when you are a 195lb male with 11-12 percent bodyfat.
01-30-2011, 04:00 PM
01-30-2011, 10:01 PM
From all the research I have done over the past few days, I believe it is hypothyroidism brought on by adrenal fatigue/overtraining.
I'm going to take a week off of both cardio and weight training. I've never taken a week off in my life....ever. And haven't taken a DAY off in about 5 or 6 years. So I'm gonna be bored out of my mind. I just hope a week is enough, and that it doesn't come right back as soon as I start back up again
01-30-2011, 10:53 PM
01-31-2011, 09:51 AM
Trust me when I say that a week off will do you good, and it will not be detrimental in any way - you should be able to return to training harder and better than ever.
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