I wake up in almost hunger pain, like I haven’t eaten in a while (feels like a day, but I ate right before sleeping). [/quote]
I can relate to this.
My competition coach recommended the macros and calories I’m supposed to hit per day – they’re maintenance level, neither for cutting nor bulking. When she first gave them to me I thought there was no way I could eat that much. I struggled to get all that food in and every night would end up a couple hundred calories under.
But with Micro-PA, I’m now continually exceeding her recommendation by about 200-300 calories, and I’m always ravenous for the next meal, and I’ve stopped sleeping in because… breakfast.
Something’s obviously going on with my metabolism because I’m able to eat more than ever yet maintain the same leanness (actually looking a touch leaner but I’m a bad judge of this).
With Micro-PA I’m lifting heavier than before and the volume of my workouts has increased by a lot, so maybe the giant appetite is the result of the harder training that I’m able to do. I definitely wasn’t lifting like this before Micro-PA (or Finibars, those are essentials). I’ll be curious to see how my body responds when my coach has me start cutting.