View Full Version : If you wake up in the night and you are hungry

09-11-2002, 01:35 AM

09-11-2002, 01:43 AM
no wonder ur hungry u dont eat jack

09-11-2002, 01:59 AM
no ur hungry cuz ur not eating jack sh!t. if u dont eat enuff ur gonna lose alota muscle along w/ fat jus b prepared for that, also itd b better if you jus ate clean and exercised right. in the long run ull burn more fat and keep it off. but 2 also answer ur question its alright 2 eat sumthin but make sure its not too high on carbs if ur lookin 2 cut

09-11-2002, 02:07 AM
Eating 1400 cals, I sorta doubt that your muscles are growing. You're shedding the fat which is probably defining you more, but I'm wagering you've lost some muscle too with such a low caloric intake.

In any event, drink some milk or eat cottage cheese. Whey won't hold you over for the night.

09-11-2002, 04:34 AM
I wake up hungry when I cut my calories too. What I do is keep a bunch of hard boiled eggs in the fridge. When I wake up I eat 3-6 of the whites and drink a ton of water. It fills you up pretty quick, is low on calories, and lets your stomach feel satisfied so you can get back to sleep.

09-11-2002, 08:12 AM
Hey there Tonnia,

I am interested to know what is the recommended calorie intake for losing weight? I want to shed the last 7kg which is 15lb's safely without losing any muscle....... I thought it was around 1200 - 1500 for women????

If anybody can shed some light on this that would be greatly appreciated ???.:)

Well done on your progress by the way..... its fantastic!!!

09-11-2002, 08:36 AM
You weigh abotu 245lbs. You should intake about 2500 calories a day and you'll lose 2lbs per week. Any less and you are sabotaging yourself. People have told you this before. If you wake up hungry @ 2500 calories, don't worry about it. Go back to sleep.

Please listen to advice and eat more, you'll lose weight much more efficiently.

09-11-2002, 08:37 AM
Mutliply your bodyweight by 12. If you're over 200lbs you can knock a few hundred off that number safely, imo.

( 15*BW(lbs) - 1000 ) is an OK place for someone who is obese.

09-11-2002, 08:38 AM
what is your bodyweight again, tonnia?

i agree witht he others that you may not be eating enough. especially if you are waking up hungry at night. obviously you need more food, and it's most likely because your RMR is increasing due to the training routine, and additional cardio.

franji - 10xyour bw in lbs +500, imo. ( in other words, really no lower than 2000 cals, maybe 1800 if you are pretty light already.)

09-11-2002, 08:39 AM
or you can multiply it by 12 like galileo said. *lol*

09-11-2002, 08:44 AM
i would say mult by 12 and eat healthy as possible and get at least 1gram of protein per lb of bodyweight and lower the carbs and only eat healthy fats such as peanut butter and lean meats and extra virgin olive oil

09-11-2002, 08:48 AM
Originally posted by tonnia

I weighed 245 before.. and I have been loosing 2 pounds a week on the current program. My basal calorie amount is 1900 according to the calculations on fitday which was reccommended by people on WBB.

basal calorie DOES NOT = the amount of calories you take in to lose weight.

basal metabolic requirement = the amount of calories required to sustain your body in a coma.

so at 245 or whatever, your BMR = 1900.

now you take in 1900 cals.

subtract 300 cals for getting out of bed, walking around going to the bathroom etc.

you've now given your body 1600 calories to fuel itself with.

now subtract 300 - 500 calories from that for the additional activity you put in.

your trying to force your body to survive and recuperate, and actually think about losing weight on 1100 - 1300 calories a day.

no wonder you are hungry. and your body wills top working with you and starty hording fat, and eating muscle, bone and organ tissue in order to fuel itself if you keep going like this.

bump your calories up to about 2500. then you won't be waking up hungry, your body will ahve enough fuel to operate, and will feel comfortable about leting that fat go.

09-11-2002, 08:49 AM
It boggles my mind that your metabolism is about 27% faster than "average" yet you still got beyond 245lbs? Not saying I doubt your integrity, but you must've eaten a ton.

09-11-2002, 09:34 AM
It sounds like you have your mind set to eating what your currently eating (no matter what anyone says) but as everyone here has stated, you need to eat more or your body will start storing more fat and cannibalizing muscle for energy.