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IronMike15 Aug 2014 6:50 p.m. PST

I've only recently (in the last two weeks)started attending a gym regularly, working on alternating days between cardio/weight loss and muscle development. Over the course of this I've noticed something: About half an hour after the workout I get the munchies something fierce, usually for carp-heavy things like, bread, pasta, etc.

Is this normal? Is there anything I can do about them besides giving in? Inquiring minds want to know!

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Aug 2014 7:53 p.m. PST

Give in. If you are working out regularly and enough your body needs more food.

Toshach Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member15 Aug 2014 8:21 p.m. PST

Try a protein shake or muscle milk before you get the munchies.

kidbananas15 Aug 2014 9:33 p.m. PST

Dont workout on a totally empty stomach. Stay hydrated, if you can hydrate with a Gatorade like product or check out health stores for workout drinks so you replentish nutrients that you sweat out. Protien shake or Muscle Milk are good post workout. My brother, who coached speedskaters suggests chocolate milk and/or string cheese. Both have carbs, protiens & other things your body needs and are readily available.

goragrad15 Aug 2014 9:51 p.m. PST

Actually, the question might be where you are working out?

If it is in Denver or Seattle. it might have something to do with the atmosphere…

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member16 Aug 2014 6:15 a.m. PST

Totally normal. Happened to myself and others when I was a soldier. That's why most units do PT (physical training) just before breakfast.

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2014 8:01 a.m. PST

My old staple, half an hour after was a banana blended in a cup of milk with a teaspoon of honey. Protein and carbs which help muscles repair and restore energy.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2014 9:37 a.m. PST

Sounds normal – do a lot of exercise, burn calories, feel hungry.

scrivs Inactive Member16 Aug 2014 2:54 p.m. PST

I have the opposite. I usually have a banana or yogurt before my gym session and don't fancy anything for ages after the session, usually if I do eat it is only a light bite.

Martin Rapier18 Aug 2014 9:06 a.m. PST

As above, the hunger seems to kick in about 30 minutes after. A good idea to eat protein to aid muscle recovery.

If doing endurance stuff you may also need to eat while doing it, anything you can get down and keep down.

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