So here we stand and yet another high blood sugar morning after a strength training workout day. My diet hasn’t changed much, yet my numbers are high again. So what have I noticed? The one significant thing that I am learning is that with rest in between strength training sessions has left me with energy enough to lift weights beyond my normal capacity. I am using the same amount of weight that I normally use, yet I am hitting about 8 more reps on each set with ease. I have also noticed that during the day I am starving and looking for foods with carbohydrates. I am also noticing that I am bulkier and I don’t know if that is from muscle growth or fat, but I am opting for the second because my waistline has also increased.
Someone suggested to me that I lift a little lighter, but the problem is that I really don’t know how to not lift to my capacity. Taking that last rep to the breaking point is all I have ever known and not doing that in my mind is a violation of strength training. I don’t feel those hunger pangs on cardio days and rest days, it is just on strength training days. The body needs sufficient energy to repair muscles and this process does take upwards of 72 hours and this may explain why I get hungry even on my off strength training days, but not as bad as the day after.
I need to be able to workout to drive blood sugars down, yet I also need to keep my hunger under control. I also need to keep workout inflammation at a minimum while doing it.
The bottom line is that I am storing fat and my blood sugars are not steady. I need some suggestions…
Blood Sugar- 111, Weight- 178.0
Breakfast- Cottage Cheese
Lunch- Chicken, Aspararus
Dinner- Pork Chops, Green Beans