So I've been working out the past 7 months but recently decided to start exercising at night as well. I noticed after my workout at night I get very hungry of course I don't want to eat late so what would be an alternative to helping with this? Thanks in advance
Have a protein packed snack after your night workout ranging from a peanut butter sandwich(highish fat content) to a protein shake(low fat) you can also have some lean meat etc
Me personally I'm not a big fan of this 'not eating late' theory. I know, insulin and all that. BUT: in the end of the day it just matters what resp. how much (regarding calories) you eat, not when. As long as your calorie balance in every 24 hours is negative, you will lose weight. Period.
Studies even showed that it doesn't matter what you eat: when counting calories you can even hit McDonald's and not gain. Problem is: this stuff does not only lack nutrients and vitamins, it will also make you hungry again quickly.
Remark on insulin: You may halt your body burning fat due to insulin production when eating late - but on the other hand may have a higher rate in the hours before while you were not eating. Plus: I'm burning my fat through workouts - whatever the body burns in rest is a bonus.
Last remark: after a tough workout with (body)weights and cardio your body needs energy to build muscles and refill the empty storages - that's why you're hungy in the first place. Your body's not stupid: he tells you what he needs (same with water) - listen to him.
To lose it you need to burn more than you consume - a negative balance.
Search for Scotty Ks topic on calculating your calories. I would link it, but I don't know how...
Give your body what it needs. Just watch your portions.
I agree a good protein shake after a work would probably be best. Your body needs it's nutrients to repair itself especially after a hard workout. Denying it what it's begging for would do more harm than good.
Simple DON'T WORKOUT AT NIGHT. Good luck.