Any nutrition article that advocates eating margarine or corn flakes is discredited from that point on to me.
07/25/2012 - 2:07pm
Because of the unusual and often extreme physical demands of my job (I am a Special Operations Operator with my state's prison system - we could be participating in a variety of environments for extende durations), my exercise regemin I just as varied. I train like a runner 3 days each week with cardio - sometimes wearing as much as a 60-pound load during extended cross-country treks, and others wearing a gas mask in an effort to restrict oxygen flow. The other 3 workouts are similar to what you would see from a powerlifter - extreme weight / low reps one week, moderately low weight with high reps the next. I have found that this approach has allowed me to remain in the absolute best physical condition possible for whatever circumstances may arise. That being said, my pre-workout meal is usually liquid. Coffee and 16oz of water. Exercising after eating makes me naseous, so I tend to skip foods till after. After, my goal is to replenish the glycogen stores, infuse extra protein, and hydrate. A Nitro-Tech protein shake made with milk, honey, oat meal, and a small amount of natural fruit chunks seems to do the trick. I tend to follow a form of carbohydrate back-loading during the rest of the day with the carb immediately after workouts and near bed-time.
06/27/2012 - 9:46am
I ride about 45 min (15km) to work starting between 6:00 and 6:15 in the morning, too early to have a meal 2-3 hrs before so I have been making a protein shake (almond milk plus the powder) to have when I get to work. Is this a good choice? If not, can you suggest something else that I can pack?
06/19/2012 - 12:22pm
I found this very interesting and very very helpful as im on 2 hours of workouts routine daily now. Im also running on trademills and doing machins and 1hour os cardio n yoga workouts. I usually dont have anything in between my workout xpt plain water in a low amount time to time. Im usually empty stomach while I workout. Sometimes, Im jus having a cup of tea before xercising which has half tea spoon of sugar and sometimes no sugars. I dont only want to stay fit but i also want to lose weight. Im also doing muscular building workouts, what should i xactly eat ???
Im eating without carb food. Usually veggies and boiled chicken. Ive skipped wheat n rice. IS that fine? how much milk do i have to drink a day?
ols guide me if u can.
06/06/2012 - 11:18am
I always try to have my protein meals right after a work out, since I haven't been able to take whey protein for financial reasons (they are being resolved, but I'm not getting derailed). Not sure how others feel about it, but a high protein meal really keeps me going for longer after a workout.
05/19/2012 - 4:47pm
This is tough, it all depends on your goals and what kind of workout your doing. For me
-about an hour before peanut butter sandwich, good whole gain bread, water
- during, water with a little whey protein and coffee grinds
- about 30 min. after, a whole food meal with a mix of pasta/rice, veggies and protein with diluted fruit juice
04/25/2012 - 9:46am
before: handful trail mix or some granola.
during:just water... unless the workout is longer than a hour then maybe a GU energy pack
after: 1.5 cup skim milk + 1 scoop whey protein + frozen fruit. chocolate milk has too much added sugar for me.
04/24/2012 - 3:55pm
That's some solid advice you've given there. However - as an armchair nutritionist - I've always been of the opinion that high proteins is what you should be aiming for after a workout. Isn't that the logic behind most people into fitness recommending whey protein with that 'magical' window post workout? What would you have to say about that?
04/24/2012 - 1:14pm
I feel like all of these meals are basically sugar - so eat sugar (as carbohydrates converts to sugar) before, during, and after workouts?
04/24/2012 - 12:50pm
I do not have a regular for pre-workout meals, but after a 12 hour day of bike riding, I often turn to non-fat greek yogurt for a snack before I can eat a real meal. It has a lot of the benefits of milk, plus pro-biotics to help with digestion (which I found can get pretty twisted over the course of 12 hours of exertion). I also do not really like the taste of milk so this works better. Sometimes I sprinkle some sugar or splenda or honey into it as well.