Bottomless pit after lifting weights

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Does anyone else feel like this after weightlifting? I changed my strength workouts from after dinner to midday for schedule reasons, but now I'm food crazy the rest of the day. When I lifted at night this wasn't an issue because I'd have a snack and go to bed but with this schedule I have 9-12 hours of daytime to stuff my face. Having a protein/carb heavy meal after lifting has helped but still not ideal. Does this go away eventually? Switching back to night is an option but I'd like to try to solve this other ways before doing that.

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  • quiksylver296
    quiksylver296 Posts: 28,443 Member
    Not me. I lift first thing in the morning, 4:30 to 6:00, don't eat breakfast until around 9:30. No issues.
  • kami3006
    kami3006 Posts: 4,978 Member
    I am always super hungry on lifting days. Cardio curbs my appetite so I eat my cardio calories on lifting days. It's been this way since I started over four years ago.
  • TrishSeren
    TrishSeren Posts: 587 Member
    In the beginning yes, then my appetite levels out after 2-3 weeks.
  • happytree923
    happytree923 Posts: 463 Member
    kami3006 wrote: »
    I am always super hungry on lifting days. Cardio curbs my appetite so I eat my cardio calories on lifting days. It's been this way since I started over four years ago.

    Cardio also curbs my appetite, I did not think to do this but I will definitely start. Thanks!
  • kami3006
    kami3006 Posts: 4,978 Member
    kami3006 wrote: »
    I am always super hungry on lifting days. Cardio curbs my appetite so I eat my cardio calories on lifting days. It's been this way since I started over four years ago.

    Cardio also curbs my appetite, I did not think to do this but I will definitely start. Thanks!

    I hope it helps. This is yet another thing we have to play with until we find the balance. It's the reason I started following a weekly calorie goal instead. I just make sure it balances out.
  • dulcitonia
    dulcitonia Posts: 278 Member
    Every time :(
  • H0ckeyplaya55
    H0ckeyplaya55 Posts: 44 Member
    What are you eating preworkout now? You’ve had more calories in you previously try adding more carbs/veggies preworkout to curb your appetite