Beginning Weigh-In: 79.7 kg
Pre-Run Weight At Night: 80.7 kg
Post-Run Weight: 79.6 kg
Ending Weight: 79.5 kg
I ran very late today. My jogging session was from 9 to 10:30 at night because my wife was coming home late. It’s still cold outside, so I prefer not to run in the early morning. So I typically wait until she gets home when my daughter is here all day.
As it warms up here in Denmark, I will probably switch back to exercising in the morning. This worked out great for me in Pentamize full weight-loss mode. However, any time of day can work as long as you get the exercise in and watch your diet. It’s just that your diet schedule may need to be accommodated based on your exercise schedule.
I will explain how my diet schedule changes when I work out at night. It actually doesn’t change too much. However, there are some important things to consider in terms of eating habits when you have a typical nighttime sleep schedule and work out pretty close to bedtime. If you aren’t careful, you can end up overeating.
If possible, the most ideal way to arrange your diet schedule when working out late at night is to eat everything before your exercise session. This is a particularly effective tracking technique because you could weigh yourself before exercising and determine how much you need to lose during the workout to lose weight on the day. To do that, though, you’ll need to have a decent idea about how much weight you lose when sleeping. The Pentamize book I wrote also shows you how to track this. But it’s pretty much as simple as weighing yourself every day and then averaging it out.
The problem with trying to eat your last meal or snack before an evening workout is the activity of exercise may make you hungry. How hungry an exercise session makes someone differs from person to person. When I was in my teens and 20s, I wasn’t really hungry right after exercising. But now that I am in my 40s, I tend to get a little hungry right after a workout. So my usual practice is to try to eat only a small snack after a nighttime workout session. However, if you use this method, you need to know about how much you will eat after exercising in addition to how much you typically lose when sleeping. Then, you would add or subtract as necessary to estimate how much weight you need to lose during your exercise session.