I have the belly of a newborn.

All week my sleep has been disrupted by hunger pangs. Three nights in a row, I had a 1:30 a.m. feeding call. Followed by two nights at 2:30 a.m. And after chugging a 350-calorie Ensure (out of desperation) before I went to bed, I made it all the way to 4:30 a.m. I can only assume that the change-up in my workout routine has turbo-charged my metabolism. It’s funny because my eating isn’t different – 3 meals with snacks throughout the day. Protein recovery after every workout. My workouts haven’t been the high-mileage, high-yardage sort either. Quite the contrary – I’ve just started running again on the beach for 20-30 minutes, 4-5 times a week, I have a new weight-training routine to try and get some more power/muscle in my legs too, which averages to about 70-minutes of exercise, 2-3 times a week.

If anyone has any ideas as to how I can keep my calories topped off for the night, I’d appreciate your input. And I’ll try not to whine like a baby in the next post.