View Full Version : stomach growls while doing cardio...
04-04-2003, 01:13 PM
i know it kinda sounds funny.. but after lifting weights i do cardio on an eliptical or treadmill and 10 min into cardio my tummy growls. I'm sure it's cuz i'm hungry but does that mean i'm losing LBM if i don't eat? should i just stop doing cardio?
04-04-2003, 03:54 PM
What time of day do you workout? Do you eat anytime before your workouts?...you really should have something before lifting weights anyway. It is ok to do cardio on an empty stomach though.
You will lose LBM if you are not taking in enough calories. Make sure you are eating 5-6 times a day. If you do this, you should not be hungry.
No need to give up the cardio...just make sure you are never "that" hungry. :)
I workout first thing in the morning...usually around 445am, so I just have a protein shake before. And I drink plenty of water during. I do weights first and then cardio also.
04-04-2003, 04:59 PM
I work out early in the morning like 5:00 a.m. I'll like to have a balance bar before i go to the gym. It only has like 24 grams of carbs. Is that not enough?
04-05-2003, 08:49 AM
That's fine. You might want to have a lite protein meal later at nite, right before bed.
Otherwise, if your diet is good and you are not starving yourself, I would not worry too much about the growling stomach. :)
04-06-2003, 03:24 AM
I agree on all you guys. All your suggestions are the best I have read around here.
Previously, I was on a graveyard shift going home around 7am and eat a big meal. But there are times that I forget to eat and when I wake up and go to the gym, I could no longer list big weights. I tend to drink too much water. I will continue drinking protein before I go to sleep.
There is an advantage when you eat before going to sleep. Calories are being burn slowly while sleeping and when you wake up, you still have enough calories for cardio and lifting weights.
But, the bad side is, you might get bad nightmares and eventually die while asleep.
This has happened to some of the body builders I know. A lite protein food is the best.
04-06-2003, 02:41 PM
I didn't know about the nightmares that can happen. It's no wonder that certain foods would cause me to have a bad dream. I just started using simply soy protein, for some reason the soy helps to relax me, i found this out one night after being so hungry and didn't want to risk having another bad dream that i drank a cup of soy milk. So i figured on using soy protein. Works fine for me. I haven't had a nightmare since.
Thanks for your reply.