Anyone else get really hungry while working out?

  • Hotgymguy22

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    Mar 19, 2013 8:37 PM GMT
    I've noticed that I've been getting extremely hungry while working out lately. A lot of times I'll even get a bit shaky from being so hungry. This isn't a matter of me not eating beforehand, because I always eat before the gym. Last week I even went to gym immediately after eating dinner and felt really hungry while working out. Anyone else have this issue?
  • Lucky350

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    Mar 20, 2013 8:00 PM GMT

    I eat bananas as a filler, any fruit is a good sugar pick me up...

    or

    Just have a snickers =P
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    Mar 20, 2013 8:19 PM GMT
    Hotgymguy22 saidI've noticed that I've been getting extremely hungry while working out lately. A lot of times I'll even get a bit shaky from being so hungry. This isn't a matter of me not eating beforehand, because I always eat before the gym. Last week I even went to gym immediately after eating dinner and felt really hungry while working out. Anyone else have this issue?


    Ya gotta eat a light meal before working out and a big protein meal directly after.
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    Mar 20, 2013 8:21 PM GMT
    you're probably not getting enough calories.
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    Mar 20, 2013 8:24 PM GMT
    Had the same problem..it was the sugar substitute in the energy drinks I drank before my workout..

    .... If you do an energy drink before ...After trying everyone on the market..
    These two are the Bomm..

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    This will apply only if you do energy drinks..
    If you don't I just wasted five minutes of my dwindling life.. icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 20, 2013 8:47 PM GMT
    I try to eat some oatmeal before I work out, but in general, I'm always hungrey anyway icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 20, 2013 8:50 PM GMT
    XDanW saidIn general, I'm always Hungrey


    Hung and Grey ? icon_redface.gif
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    Mar 20, 2013 8:57 PM GMT
    I'm in more of the opposite camp - if I have food in my stomach, I'm more likely to get nauseous, especially if I'm doing more intense things like squats. I work out in the morning though, so that might have something to do with it.
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    Mar 20, 2013 9:42 PM GMT
    icon_rolleyes.gif #lowbodyfatpeoplesproblems

    Seriously, usually I only "bonk" if I'm doing a sustained effort for several hours. I kind of have to force myself to eat in the middle of the day. Sometimes, I split a workout before and after lunch, if it's dragging or gets interrupted too much. For a bike ride less than two hours, I usually don't take any snacks. For low intensity stuff, I am (or used to be anyway) like a camel. Just keep going and going. I didn't realize it was weird until I started hiring guys to help around the farm. They'd get this haggard look and ask, "Hey Boss, when are we gonna take a break?" icon_redface.gif

    I do remember getting super-bonked one time though, hiking in the Olympic Mountains. Due to circumstances, I had to hike twice as far as planned that day. My body just ground to a halt. icon_cry.gif I flopped right down in the middle of the trail and dug some stew out of my pack and cooked and ate two rations before I could move again.
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    Mar 20, 2013 9:44 PM GMT
    nope - I have a pre-workout meal so I don't feel hungry.
    What do you eat before you workout?
    if you're not properly fueled (which you obviously aren't) you won't lift as well!
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    Mar 20, 2013 11:40 PM GMT
    You maybe aren't eating enough as in calories. I always take a energy protein bar when doing a work out one when I begin and one when I stop by then I will have a banana milkshake ready.icon_lol.gif try muscle milk it works for me and it has a lot of proteins in the drink. I recommend Cholate. That's what I use in my milkshakes.
  • stratavos

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    Mar 20, 2013 11:53 PM GMT
    Unintended saidTry a nut and raisins or other dried fruit mix, such as cranberries.

    Ditch anything processed as they inevitably contain add sugars.


    indeed, unless you're willing to process the food yourself ;) homemade cereal bars are pretty good.
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    Mar 20, 2013 11:55 PM GMT
    I always get hungry while working out.

    As someone said, try adding a banana to your before workout meal.
  • Lucky350

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    Mar 21, 2013 6:41 PM GMT

    Totally!!

    Oatmeal is your best friend =)
  • Lucky350

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    Mar 21, 2013 6:48 PM GMT
    I tried making chocolate protein ice cream once....

    That was a disaster, it tasted blah!

    Hmm...

    Perhaps frozen protein pops.... I dunno *throws book over shoulder*
  • Hotgymguy22

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    Mar 27, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
    Thanks for the replies! I haven't checked the thread in a while because no one was replying to it initially. I see bananas mentioned a few times and while I personally don't care for bananas I guess I could try them. As far as eating before the gym, I eat full meals before the gym so it isn't like I'm going on a light stomach. Nevertheless I feel hungry and shaky pretty often while working out.

    I'm a little embarrassed to admit, but when I first started working out a few years ago I ate a small lunch one day and went to the gym after work without eating dinner. I was working legs and core and towards the end I felt faint. I ended up passing out from low blood sugar. I'm not diabetic or anything and only feel this way while working out. About a year and a half ago when I got back into the gym after a little break I came very close to passing out again even after eating. It took me 20-25 minutes to compose myself. Aside from those two times, I've been fine at the gym as long as I eat beforehand.

    It sounds like the best suggestions would be to eat more fruits and veggies and slow burning foods like oatmeal? I'm from the South where we like grits as opposed to oatmeal. How do you make oatmeal taste good?

    Thanks!
  • hdurdinr

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    Mar 27, 2013 2:26 PM GMT
    I'm currently in a lot better shape than I used to be - I'm exercising less (forced to at the moment) but as a result, eating A LOT less carbs and sugar - looking and feeling much better. When I exercise a lot I just eat like a horse and put on fat as well as muscle.
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    Mar 27, 2013 2:27 PM GMT
    scaredmidget saidyou're probably not getting enough calories.
    yup
    eat more carbs before your workout