I usually run in the afternoon everyday for an hour then hit the gym for some HIIT/weight training. Been upping my cardio a notch lately and I have noticed I get hunger pangs before going to sleep, even after having dinner. Am I doing something wrong? Should I take it down a notch? Help please.
Maybe youre not hydrating enough ? Dehydration can be mis-interpreted as hunger ?
2.5 litres is about right for baseline (i.e. without all your mega workouts) - aren't you rasping thirsty during the day? Your pee must be brown no? Use your pee to guide your hydration if your not sure how much to drink - hydrate until your pee is less concentrated (clear or very light yellow).
If you're still hungry after doing this for a few days you aren't eating enough as well. In which case you need more complex carbs in your meals (low glycaemic index) - google that! :)
Well if you get the erge to eat before bed eat something healthy instead of junk food. But try your best to stop yourself from eating before bed because remeber cant burn carbs in your sleep :)
Can always rely on Dr J
I agree with everything David says, use your pee as your guideline e.g. I have about 4 litres a day bit after a heavy cardio day I up the post-water drinking. I drink lemon water as well to help with the detoxing. When I get hunger pangs I rely on almonds & raisins outside of normal meals coz I don't like to go to bed hungry
Seems to me you are just not eating enough. If you are hungry every evening the signal is pretty clear.
Agreed. You most likely need to eat a bit more. To avoid eating before bed, add a fruit snack somewhere in your day or have some as dessert.
Maybe you should eat more - crazy idea, I know - but it's never failed me