Posted: March 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

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Muffins To Marathons

I am in the process of writing a detailed blog post about pre and post workout nutrition.  I would like to know what you eat or drink before and after a workout.  Is there a favorite thing you just have to have?  Is there something that just messes with your system and you avoid.  Don’t be shy, hit that comment button and let me know 🙂

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  1. I’ll try to help. This is what I do:

    I will usually have a protein shake before I work out. This shake consists of:
    2 scoops of whey protein concentrate powder (has protein, carbs, calories, etc)
    1 scoop of Ornexia powder (has fiber, protein, antioxidants, phytosterols, bcaas, and more)
    Either 3 vegetables (spinach, carrots, apples, bananas) or a vegetable powder
    3 tablespoons of coconut oil (fatty acids provide instant energy for a workout, and have calories)
    1 tablespoon of Chia Oil (for the same reasons as coconut oil)

    Post Workout:
    My workout usually ends right about at dinner time, so I usually just eat dinner after my workout. An average dinner for me consists of:
    2 mahi mahi patties (tons of protein)
    2 pieces of gluten free bread (calories and carbs)
    rice or gluten free pasta (calories and carbs)
    If I don’t eat dinner after my workout, I usually have a shake with protein powder, coconut oil, and vegetable powder.

    (since doing this, and going gluten and dairy free, I have been able to eliminate the pre-workout powder, the post-workout bcaa powder, and the beta alinine pills that I once viewed as vital to my workout, and I have gotten stronger!)

    If you want something that you can actually put into an article, I’ll try to help with that as well:

    For pre-workout nutrition I try to have protein, calories, carbohydrates, and good fat. The protein and calories are vital to gaining weight and muscle mass. The carbohydrates provide energy for a workout. The good fat, such as Omega 3,6,9 fatty acids serve as an instant energy source for workouts. Coconut and chia oil have these fatty acids, which are used as an energy source during exercise before carbohydrates are. The result is more stamina and energy and less fatigue. Since your body uses fat for energy, you are also leaner as a result.

    For post workout nutrition I try to have most of the stuff that I have before my workout. Protein and calories are the two biggest things I look for after a workout. Coconut oil and chia oil are a great way to get calories I need to put on muscle (130 per tablespoon each). Carbohydrates are also needed, since they allow protein to be absorbed fully and efficiently (my protein powder is formulated with the perfect ratio of protein and carbohydrates).

    If you need any more information, feel free to visit my blog and ask!

  2. Dr Ken Romeo says:

    I would love to help you out, but you’ll need to define “workout.”

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  3. Before every workout in morning I eat Greek yogart w/honey some blueberries or banana mixed in and some healthy nonwheat cereal sprinkled on top

  4. Kylie Cole says:

    I’m really new to weight training but I have 30g Whey Protein Isolate (Fat Burner Matrix), hand full of frozen berries, 1/2 cup skim milk and water.

  5. Kimberly / says:

    Depends on the intensity of the workout. Usually a banana before and a chocolate protein powder mixed with chocolate almond milk after. For a long run, I will also consume GU and Accelerade.

  6. bgddyjim says:

    Very simple – as much as I can stuff in my face throughout the day (which isn’t as much as it sounds like) then I’ll drink a couple of bottles of water on the way home from the office and I’m out the door. After my ride, we’re eating dinner – usually some form of pasta and chicken or chicken quesadillas, chili, pizza or deer steaks – and a salad with all of them.

    Saturday, pre-ride/run, I eat a banana, an apple and a bowl of cereal with whole vitamin D milk. After my ride and run, it’ll be a bowl of chili and some Frito’s, then I ride home and eat leftovers from previous night’s dinners (or PB&J in a pinch).

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