Thanks for the repleys everyone! Really appriciated!
how many hours of sleep do you get per night?[/quote]
Always, just a little bit over 8 hours.
I could be wrong but I think this could be a symptom of a sluggish metabolism. I suffered from this when I was on a high calorie/low carb phase. I was literally feeling sick looking at the giant ham and mushroom omlette I used to prepare in the mornings.
When I upped my workout frequency my appetite picked up and I now look forward to my breakfast, regardless of how much I have eaten before bed the night before.[/quote]
I’ve very hard time putting on weight and very easy to drop it. Always been a skinny bastard and I’m a student so my NEPA is pretty low.
For me, sleep less.
I was getting about 9 hours of sleep a night and waking up with zero hunger. My appetite would climb up to normal levels a few hours later, but that meant I could only eat a shake and peanut butter for breakfast, and I hate doing that, I feel like my workouts are much better later that day when I get solid protein and fats in me first thing.
At night I would eat a huge bowl of cottage cheese and Bulgarian yogurt and then head to bed.
At first I thought that I was still “full” from the cheese, as was mentioned, but after experimenting with that, there is little chance that something you ate 8-9 hours ago is still being felt.
I tried sleeping 7 hours a night, getting a little less sleep raises leptin, which increases your appetite. This works really well.
Even with my gym workloads, since my job doesn’t involve physical activity beyond walking, I found that 7 hours is still easily sufficient most of the time.
After especially hard workouts you need more sleep and you should account for that, but don’t always just think “I need exactly 8 hours of sleep or I will not grow”.
Recovery should be variable based on your training, dont just hit it with a “one fits all”, you wouldn’t do it with nutrition why do you do it with rest ?[/quote]
I’ve not noticed any difference, tried to experiment with this one too. Sometimes I wake up hungry in the middle of the night though, but it only happens like once / monthly. Thanks for the idea though!
I’ll take a stab at your oat farts.
When you said ‘just gas’, I am assuming no scent; this happens to me all the time when I have carbonation, due to Co2 in it’s gas form.
Relating it to your shake, does the shake volumize a lot when you make it (1 cup oats and 1 cup milk = 3 cups somehow), if so you may be blending air into your shake, which is a great trick for people NOT in your position who are hungry, as it fills them up; but the intake of air has to leave somehow.[/quote]
Yes, it gets pretty big! How do I avoid this? Any tips =) ? You would be my hero if you could solve this mystery for me! So many doors would open right up!
The only thing I can eat a lot of in the morning is pizza. I’ve no idea why.
Are you experiencing anxiety in the morning? Pizza is a common comfort food and may provide a sense of relief when eaten in the midst of anxiety. The anxiety may bring upon nausea and nervousness. Force-feeding yourself is not easy under these conditions, so foods such as pizza may be easier consumed. Do you have any other comfort foods that are better nutritional choices than pizza you could eat for breakfast?
Or, do you want a more satiating meal for breakfast? You could try eating non-breakfast meals in place of eggs, toast, shakes, or whatever. Prepare ‘dinner meals’ ahead of time to quickly warm up in the morning for breakfast. Diced chicken/steak + diced red potatoes with hot sauce added for flavor is not much different in terms of macros than, say, eggs/whey + oats.
You need to find what works for you and gets you eating within a reasonable time frame upon waking.[/quote]
WOW MAN! That was deep and it could make some sense. I always been not-hungry-morning guy and I moved from Russia to Sweden when I was 16, before that I never had any pizza. I barely ate anything. Yes, I def have some nausea in the morning and some guy said that I might have morning-anorexia, but having a diagnos without a plan to cure it like having a barbell without weights. Everything except for the shakes a hard to get, even cookies, actually. Pancakaes are okay, I’ll be loading those during the bulk now. I don’t think I’ve any stressors in my life right now, everything seems smooth and usually I’m pretty effective a coping with those. Don’t know.