Waking up starving

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    Aug 04, 2010 2:04 PM GMT
    I have been working on gaining weight, but since starting a serious weight training program, I find that I often wake up starving before I would generally want to get up. I eat several good-sized meals throughout the day so I'm not hungry any other time.

    I thought I remembered reading that eating close to when you go to bed can cause morning hunger, but in my experience it seems that when I DONT eat before bed I ALWAYS wake up hungry, but when I DO eat before I only sometimes wake up hungry.

    Anybody else had this problem and have suggestions?
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    Aug 05, 2010 6:55 AM GMT
    I have the exact same problem, so I eat something light but filling before bed (oats / wholemeal bread and milk) and eat first thing in the morning. Try remain well-hydrated too at night.
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    Aug 05, 2010 7:04 AM GMT
    I had a dream about yogurt last night and I had to get up to eat.
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    Aug 05, 2010 12:11 PM GMT
    Everyone's body works a little differently. Try eating (or at least snacking) all the way up until bedtime.
    If your body is hungry, it needs food.
    Best case scenario: You're just not eating enough.
    Worst case scenario: Tapeworm.

    Also, go a few days and write down everything you eat, along with the calorie and protein count from each item. Add it up to see if you're getting what you need per day, and get a baseline of what you're doing.
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    Aug 07, 2010 6:08 AM GMT
    Is it abnormal to wake up hungry? I thought it was common to wake up starving especially if you are heavy on resistance training.
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    Aug 07, 2010 6:56 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidI had a dream about yogurt last night and I had to get up to eat.


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    Aug 07, 2010 7:12 AM GMT
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    Ciarsolo saidI had a dream about yogurt last night and I had to get up to eat.


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    Aug 07, 2010 4:52 PM GMT
    I'll go to sleep having just eaten a 1000-1500 calorie meal, then wake up so extremely hungry that I can barely stomach food as if I have to very slowly eat... should I get this checked out? icon_confused.gif

    I eat crazy loads each day, and I just keep losing weight. I haven't done any cardio now in months but I keep losing weight despite eating like a pig and only doing condensed weight lifting routines. People look at how much I eat and remark I'm crazy... Should I get this checked out by my doctor? I greatly decreased how often I workout and as I said, I pretty much stopped cardio, but I'm losing weight nonetheless.
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    Aug 07, 2010 4:54 PM GMT
    I have the exact opposite problem--dont feel hungry till 10-11 am.
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    Aug 07, 2010 4:58 PM GMT
    well think about this, When your sleep, you go for about 6-8 hours of starvation, but your body is in rest at that point and depending on what you ate last, The rest period calls for energy to keep your hibernated, so trying having some Casein protein shakes, which has a slow release of protein to feed your muscle for the most part... or Cottage cheese, Tuna, Low fat peanut butter is also good...works for me.... Good luck!
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    Aug 09, 2010 11:53 PM GMT
    aiun saidIs it abnormal to wake up hungry? I thought it was common to wake up starving especially if you are heavy on resistance training.


    It's not just morning hunger, but waking up due to hunger after only 4-5 hours of sleep. If this is common for heavy resistance training, I was unaware, and since sleep is important for muscle building that seems like that would be a problem.

    I've been keeping track and trying in increase my overall intake and I think it has helped a bit. I'll try out some of those foods before bed.
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    Aug 19, 2010 4:43 PM GMT


    I would definitely do more protein (maybe a protein shake) and stay away from any kind of grains or carbs. Eating carbs at night = sugar = potentially disrupting your sleep or making it harder to fall asleep