I typically work out around 7pm and finish around 8:30. Between finishing my workout and going to bed around 11, I am hungry as hell and crave carbs.
I’m following JB’s Massive Eating recommendations, with the cals scaled back because I find them a bit excessive. I usually eat P+C for breakfast, then two P+F meals during the day, a pre-/post-workout P+C shake, a P+C dinner, and then a P+F snack before bed.
My problem is that most nights I find myself waking up between 2am and 4am and craving carbs. I usually eat a fair bit of cereal or other carbs at this time. I know this isn’t a good time to be eating carbs but, to be honest, I find it tough to resist.
My goals are performance-based and, though my strength and conditioning are progressing well, I’m gaining a little bit of fat. Since I’m a weight-classed athlete, I obviously want to head this off at the pass.
Do any of you have any strategies for planning meals around evening workouts and/or avoiding night-time binges? Working out earlier in the day is unfortunately not an option due to the hours I work. Thanks for any help.