I lose weight every night. A substantial amount of weight. For instance, last night before bed (and after a nighttime protein drink) I weighed 168lbs. This morning, after a mid-night piss and morning piss, I'm 164.5. I've noticed this trend going on for years. Sometimes I will lose almost 5lbs.
I just figured it was water weight that was eliminated after going to the bathroom, and the calories from my last meal burned overnight. I get 8 to 9 hours of sleep every night.
However, I'm going to make a concentrated effort to gain muscle via Waterbury's Huge in a Hurry, and I'm beginning to wonder if I'm burning off more muscle than I'd like at night. Is 3-4lbs weight loss overnight excessive?
Compounding this is the fact that the weight is staying off, I'm down about 14 lbs from my heaviest of 178lbs 4 months ago. Mostly due to tweaked diet (no more sugary sweets, emphasis on clean food, slight reduction in overall carb intake) and a new job that keeps me active all day (construction).
I'm 38, 5'11 tall and 165lbs. Getting 160-170gr protein daily, supplementing with fish oil, and heeding peri-workout nutrition advice from this site. Before bed I drink a low-carb casein shake mixed with olive oil, and take a few fish oil caps. I keep 5gr of BCAA's and a glass of water bedside, I take those if I wake up for a bathroom trip. Some nights I sleep right through so I miss the midnight aminos.
Crap, time for work! Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks