Are you hungry after you work out?

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MzVEE

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Posted: 11 Feb 2011, 20:10
I work out every night after I get off work for an hour. After I finish working out I get so hungry. I don't eat anything after 6pm. What should I do? Is this normal?
azorn

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Posted: 11 Feb 2011, 20:13
Try bumping your time back. Not eating 2 hours before bed should be fine. For example, I can't keep my eyes open past 10, so I try to not eat or drink anything past 8. I think 6 might be too early, I'm usually starving around that time so that's when I eat dinner.
betzyrama

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Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 00:20
It's good to get some protein in after a workout, when do you eat dinner?
an00bis

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Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 02:32
Why don't you eat anything after 6?

Whatever false justification you have for that absurd guideline, I guarantee you that not consuming protein after a workout has a much more negative net effect.

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A) Wrong.
B) Too sensitive.
C) Not going to receive an apology for pointing it out.
pweibj

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Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 03:19
your body is a machine that needs energy ... really there is not problem with eating after your work out .. in fact its a must!!! as above really protein with a few carbs and even pop a vitamin pill or something after ..

again what kind of work out are you doing .. weights? cardio? etc etc
gr00vygirl

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Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 07:32
I agree with the others, you will be doing untold damage not eating after a big workout. I hope you have something light before your workout too as you need available glucose to use during your workout, a banana is usually a good option. Protein after is a must too for optimum weight loss. By the way, I lost 100lbs by not only eating late every night but dealing with night eating too (eating through the night semi-consciously) so the not eating in the evening rule is totally unnecessary.
runnette

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Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 14:48
The two hours following a workout is when the body is most ready to absorb nutrients and put them to work repairing the muscles, etc. Protein is a MUST to build muscle mass (which burns more calories!) ... even 1/2 a chicken breast on a small bed of salad greens would do it (easy on the dressing). But don't not eat ... you are teaching the body to NOT burn calories by not eating.
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MzVEE

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Posted: 14 Feb 2011, 19:39
I do some of all types of exercise ( cardio and weights). I didnt know that I could eat that late because Im usually finish working out like midnight...but I will definately add more protein to my diet after working out...I was just worried that if I ate that late I might put back on some of the weight. Thank you all for the input.



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