Hot weather affect your diet?
- 06-23-2009, 11:01 AM
Hot weather affect your diet?
Its getting hot and humid and i was wondering if anyone else is shedding weight do to the heat and humidity? I am down 8lbs in the last 30 days. My energy has been low and i don't eat like i used to. For me its hard to eat big when i have been working outside in this heat. How does it affect you?
Got any tips on how to maintain my size during this struggle? I even take protein drinks to work and have a really hard time stomaching them down.
- 06-23-2009, 11:45 AM
I'm cutting so I'm definitely shedding weight. However the icecream temptations do get me occasionally; I've eased up on my diet. To maintain size, I suggest freezing bananas and eating them frozen. I've got through about 30 in the past 10 days doing this. Great snack to cool you down. Blend up with some no-sugar added frozen yogurt and peanutbutter...mmm!
- 06-23-2009, 12:30 PM
I here ya all I want is cheese burgers and ice cold beer when it gets nice out. I just try to eat at certain times and certain amounts preplanned which helps a lot. It has been horrible and raining around here for way too long and been stuck inside which really sucks.
06-23-2009, 12:47 PM
OP - I think alot of times we lose our appetites because we're dehydrated from the heat. Drink alot of water - maybe ice water with a little bit of protein mixed in - to keep your hydration levels up.
06-23-2009, 12:52 PM
Frozen bananas, or more commonly frozen grapes, make amazing snacks. I could probably freeze anything and eat it to keep me cool lol. Making frozen yogurt shakes + berries is heavenly in the summer; too bad my housemate broke my blender
06-23-2009, 01:50 PM
Yes, I work outside for a large Telecom company and spend all day in a 5000 lb sauna. The heat and humidity suck the life out of you, I ususally don't have any problems overeating a bunch of junk those days. I try to drink at least 4 liters of water during my 8 hour shift to stay hydrated. I also will have some kind of low cal sports drink or a water add-in I have that adds sodium, potassium, and like 5 carbs.
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06-25-2009, 11:33 PM
i'm the opposite.. i'm doing a winter cut and a summer bulk..
1. winter cut because i'm burning calories in winter no matter what.. body temperature rises to have equilibrium with environment... thermogenic.
2. Summer bulk because I can lift a lot more on a Summer morning... it's not all cold.
06-26-2009, 08:30 AM
the only thing that really helps me is when i keep my **** cold, if you pack you protein shakes in a cooler wit some ice in them that should help. maybe hit up some new flavors too.
06-26-2009, 08:52 AM
06-26-2009, 01:04 PM
06-27-2009, 04:08 AM
06-27-2009, 01:57 PM
i sit on a locomotive most of my work shift with a cooler and skim milk protein drink. hot as hell and its hard for me to stomach the crap.
06-28-2009, 09:45 PM
i used to workout outside.. and i live in extreme south georgia... every day it hits 100 and the humidity is at 100%... with no breeze.. haha.. so i know how u feel..
but i never had a problem eating.. i was always so tired that i had to have food for energy..
i'd say make sure u also keep water with you.. when you're really thirsty a protein shake wont quench your thirsty... and maybe switch it to milk and some sort of protein bar or food... i happen to love cold milk when i'm hot.. thought most ppl do not..
or find a good weight gainer shake.. homemade or other.. they tend to have better flavors
06-29-2009, 09:30 AM
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06-29-2009, 10:15 AM
To the initial thread question......
My main focus is to keep hydrated and from passing out.
Last week it was so hot, i got chills, dizzy and was nauseus many times. I consume at least 1.5 gallons of water in my 8 hour shift. (and pee only once, lol)
Heat advisory is over for now.
The last thing i was thinking about was brown rice and chicken........lol
I eat more cold fruit when its scorching out.
06-29-2009, 10:32 AM
i have very little appetite with the hot weather.
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