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fatoldlady

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Posted: 26 Apr 2012, 05:34
I love these debates, as long as everyone stays respectful of others opinions. There is a lot of good information that people have gleaned thru the internet and books. They have then applied to their lives with different results. So when someone asks a question they get all sides of the issue and can then choose the one that works best for them.
MillaLite

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Posted: 26 Apr 2012, 08:27
coachcj8 wrote:
MillaLite wrote:
"When you think you know everything, you've got no room to learn anything."


I hope that wasn't directed at me because I do not know everything, never claimed to. But I will share the information I do know...
I do love that quote though. Thanks


I worded that terribly! I am so sorry, NO it was not directed towards you! Geez, I can see why you'd think that after re-reading it! Ooops, Nope, not directed to you. I just meant you'd appreciated it because it's a quote. And from your response I can tell it's already one of your favorites. Sorry again for the mix-up!
** You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it. –Albert Einstein **
coachcj8

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Posted: 26 Apr 2012, 08:29
I still say chocolate milk. Other things are yogurt, shakes, crackers, meat and cheese, granola bar... there are so many options. I usually choose a snack that I already have scheduled within my RDI. So if my snacks for the day are almonds a banana, carrots and a yogurt I'll either choose the greek yogurt or the almonds with the banana. Oh and another favorite of mine is a banana with peanut butter on it. YUM!
Cort
coachcj8

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Posted: 26 Apr 2012, 08:31
I do appreciate good quotes and this one's a keeper! Thanks Milla!
Cort
sbutler1

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Posted: 26 Apr 2012, 08:44
coachcj8 wrote:
Don't you have super low blood sugar levels with this intermittent fasting? If I workout without eating I get very dizzy and light headed. I haven't heard of this fasting. Care to give me an example of what your eating schedule would look like with a workout involved.


Sure, I do resistance training four days out of an eight day cycle. A two day schedule is generally
Workout Day:
5:30 Wake Up
6:00-12:00 Work
12:00-1:00 Gym
1:00-2:00(sometimes 3:00) I eat one meal when I get back from the gym 45-30-25 (Carbs-Protein-Fats) at ~2500 kCal
Example.
2:00-6:00 Work
7:00-10:00 Take home work, Meditation

Rest Day:
5:30 Wake Up
6:00-1:00 Work
1:00-1:30 BR15
1:30-2:30 I eat one meal when I get back, 10-35-55 (Carbs-Protein-Fats) at ~1900 kCal
Example.
2:30-6:00 Work
7:00-10:00 Take home work, Meditation

In addition to the Macros and nutrient timing, I also follow a primal eating plan. No grains, No sugar, Dairy in moderation.

In response to Blood sugar being low, contrary to what many people believe, blood sugar is extremely well-regulated and maintained within a tight range in healthy people. It would take no less than three days or 84 hours of fasting to reach blood sugar levels low enough to affect your mental state. From Brad Pilon's Eat Stop Eat: "According to the research I reviewed on the effects of short term fasting on blood sugar, a 24-hour fast should not place you into a hypoglycemic state, and I have not seen any research that has shown a subject going below 3.6 mmol/L blood sugar during a short term fast." (I don't use his specific fasting protocol but the book is a great introduction to IF).

So it's basically a Primal TKD with a 22-2 daily fast. I'm happy to answer any questions, but it should probably be a separate thread, as we've already threadjacked this post way too much. Sorry Canomania (BTW lean protein and carbs ie legumes, Tubers post workout if it's resistance training).
erika2633

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Posted: 26 Apr 2012, 08:53
Sherilyn2 wrote:
So can we actually get back to the original posts question? They wanted suggestions... not a debate. Smile


No way, we're on a roll!! Wink Haha.. kidding! I was just thinking that yesterday after CJT1217 had posted some food suggestions.. He was trying to get us back on track!

I like to have the new Nature Valley protein granola bars in my car in case I do a workout and am going to go run errands or go back to work or something where I'm not going to be able to eat for awhile - just because otherwise I'll get TOO hungry and then get crabby or overeat later. They are 190 calories and have 10 grams of protein and are very delicious! Chocolate and peanut butter - can't go wrong! Wink

I also love all of Cort's post-workout food suggestions. Makes me wanna go make a PB-banana protein smoothie! Yum!


Someone who is busier than you is working out right now.
There will come a day when you can no longer do this. Today is not that day.
coachcj8

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Posted: 26 Apr 2012, 09:43
Thanks for the info sbutler1. I find this very interesting. I'm not sure I could do it. Smile But way to go. I might read some more into it.
Cort
Nimm

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Posted: 26 Apr 2012, 10:09
I think that after her workout, the OP should eat or drink whatever she's in the mood for, as long as she stays within her daily calorie limit and meets her protein and fat needs. Smile

EDIT: This isn't tongue-in-cheek. What tastes good or feels good after a workout is going to be highly individual. It could be a piece of fruit, a glass of water, a cup of coffee, a steak and potatoes, or a whey shake. Assuming the daily nutrient needs are being met, the OP should go with what makes her feel better after a workout.
CJT1217

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Posted: 26 Apr 2012, 10:59
Lots of good info and suggestions on here! But, man, there is so much research and studies, and opinions out there...I guess when it comes down to it, try a couple different post workout meals and see how you feel.

I think depending on your diet style it would make sense for one to replenish their glycogen stores with a good carb source and protein for muscle repair and sustainment, or if you're on a low carb diet like me, just go for majority protein. My protein shake packs 26g of protein and only 3-4g of carbs per scoop depending on flavor. If my body actually absorbs it all in, I'm covered for recovery Smile

Stay the course, stay on point, stay motivated, dedicated, and you won't be stopped. Discipline. Perseverance. Focus. Dig deep and you will be victorious.
coachcj8

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Posted: 27 Apr 2012, 00:41
Nimm wrote:

EDIT: This isn't tongue-in-cheek. What tastes good or feels good after a workout is going to be highly individual. It could be a piece of fruit, a glass of water, a cup of coffee, a steak and potatoes, or a whey shake. Assuming the daily nutrient needs are being met, the OP should go with what makes her feel better after a workout.


Totally agree. And like CJT said, try out different things. It's what works for you. We are all different.
Cort



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