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by 0 · August 04, 2014 at 6:50 PM

I'm a 19 year old female, 5'7 and 135 pounds. Trying to get to 120. I've recently amped up my workout routine with and increased strength training with kettlebells. I workout in the morning at around 5:15, my workouts usually last an hour. I know... (more)

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jeffery88 0 · August 04, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Well have you tried garcinia cambogia extract? It works like a bullet on fat and has been approved by FDA?

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by 0 · May 20, 2014 at 12:49 AM

On a bulk here and looking to try GOMAD. I know it's not strictly paleo, this is mostly for convenience as I just don't have time to be preparing food all day with my schedule at the moment. Now obviously a little extra fat on a bulk is... (more)

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seesaw14 0 · May 19, 2014 at 8:15 AM

"Carbs do not make you fat" ... Of course they do. If you keep them below a reasonable threshold you may not put on extra fat but carbs are the driver of the body's fat storage hormone called insulin. Science people, science.

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by 0 · March 29, 2014 at 5:55 AM

I've always been told its necessary to have a nice big ol protein shake after my workouts. I usually had gold standard whey. During Whole Life Challenge, whey and soy were not allowed. Now that the challenge is done, I've reintroduced protein... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · March 29, 2014 at 5:55 AM

One of the study of Medicine and Science in sports and Science found that one scoop of whey protein prior to work out helps in burning over more calories in 24 hours. Also recent research suggest that ingesting proteins and amino acids before... (more)

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by 583 · November 15, 2013 at 6:06 AM

So I get most of my major exercise lately walking/running home from work in the evenings. Not every day of course. It's about 2.5 miles with hills and I run about 1/4 to 1/3 of the. I also like to have a couple glasses of wine or some liquor... (more)

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Mscott1 0 · November 14, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Interesting read: http://suppversity.blogspot.com/2013/03/ultimate-post-workout-testosterone.html (more)

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by 88 · October 16, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Hey, so I'm wondering, what should you have in a post workout meal if you follow Nate Miyaki's or John Kiefer's nutritional protocols of eating the majority of carbs at night, ASSUMING you train fasted in the early morning? I'm just curious... (more)

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Mash 0 · October 01, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Fill your boots: http://bit.ly/12ayQWu Whether back-loading actually makes that great a difference is debatable I think though that consuming carbs post-workout is probably doing more of the overall work. I would think though that... (more)

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by 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Hey everyone, so I just tried taking some of the advice I've received, and after my workout on the rings this morning, had this for breakfast- 1 cup fresh strawberries/raspberries, 6 oz ground white meat turkey with spices, 250 grams sweet potato... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · September 04, 2013 at 3:35 PM

I think you basically answered your own questions when you remarked on how much better you feel with the carbs: whether it's appropriate to start having a carb refeed like this 3x a week, or whether I should do 3 days lower carb, and one day... (more)

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by 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Hello all- I have asked several variations of several questions before, but I think I finally can put down a basic plan of what I think I'm going to try in action, and I wanted some advice from any of the more experienced hackers- I currently am... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · September 01, 2013 at 9:50 PM

I would up your carbs to about 200g per day, and spread it out between 2-3 meals. As to the workout, pick something and stick with it for at least a couple months. As to legs, do either heavy lifting, or a mix of heavy lifting/plyometrics legs... (more)

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by 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I've asked several questions in the category of post workout, and after deciding to take the advice offered and increase my intake of carbohydrate, I am just wanting to know, is the window of opportunity for when your body processes carbohydrate... (more)

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Desmond 0 · August 05, 2013 at 11:04 PM

No one truly knows the "window of opportunity" after a workout...you might hear anything from 30 minutes to 2 hours. I personally do similar to your strategy and it works quite well: Finish workout at 6:30am, 7am shake with protein/carbs, 8am... (more)

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by 915 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

This happens to me far too many times to be coincidence, I've just finished a hefty steak with fried onions & chips at 6.45pm. It's now 7.15 & I now feel like doing a workout..bodyweight routine, lifting etc...what gives?? My carb intake... (more)

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GruffaloUnchained 0 · August 05, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Because you are awesome?

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by 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hey, so I've asked many questions before, but I am seriously concerned with how my nutrition has been, what has happened (IMO) because of it, and I am wondering if anyone can help me. I currently am doing WS4SB, a strength/muscle building... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 31, 2013 at 8:06 PM

High protein, low carbohydrates diets tend to raise cortisol: http://paleohacks.com/questions/144817/fighting-cortisol-and-high-carb-breakfasts/144823#144823 They also tend to lower testosterone:... (more)

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by 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hey, So my question is: Is it a good idea to count carbs from ALL sources as carbs, when tailoring an amount of carbs to your workout intensity, or should you only count carbs from starch/fruit? Also, I'm trying to experiment with carb cycling,... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 30, 2013 at 2:03 PM

To answer your first question, it is not a good idea to count carbs at all. Just eat real food. Sure, try to have a variety of food sources to get the proper nutrition, but analyzing every bite of food that goes into your mouth is pointless. ... (more)

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by 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Hey, so I am doing a barbell strength program, Westside for skinny bastards 3, and I am wondering what any of the more experienced hackers would recomend nutrition-wise. My goals with this program are to increase my muscle mass, and put on some... (more)

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GruffaloUnchained 0 · August 22, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Q: Joe, Can you post a sample skinny bastard diet to go along with your program? I’m a 16-year-old kid preparing for next football season. I’m 6’1", 162 lbs. It’s hard for me to eat breakfast because I still take the bus and I’m always running... (more)

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by 251 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

What are the pros and cons of BCAAs? I have adrenal fatigue and the only thing that helps after workouts to keep me going through the week used to be protein drinks, but I've stopped those and there are not really any good paleo protein mixes with... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 10, 2013 at 5:07 PM

If you're consuming whole proteins from animal sources, you are getting BCAAs. They are just 4 of the spectrum of Amino Acids. If you eat meat, or have a whey protein shake, you're already getting BCAAs. So for example, you could just find clean... (more)

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by 2944 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Sometimes my hands get cold suddenly in the period after eating a reasonably large meal. This is in a post-exercise period. Would this phenomenon be insulin related? Have you had similar or different experience? Answers on a postcard s'il vous... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · July 16, 2013 at 3:51 PM

So, as always, there are a LOT of possible explanations out there, but two that seem more pertinent: -Hypothyroidism. Cold hands and feet after a meal are common complaints from people with underactive thyroids. Have you spoken with your doctor... (more)

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by 251 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I have been having a small snack before a workout (nuts or some sort of fruit), which is usually right after work (4-4:30pm), and then I'll have dinner about an hour or two after I work out at the gym (6:30-7:30). Some nights I've waiting until... (more)

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CD 0 · June 20, 2013 at 7:38 PM

The studies I have read show minimal to no change in the number of calories burned based on meal timing. Working out fasted is designed to enabled faster mobilization of body fat, not to burn more calories. Personally I get bloated if I... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I am a swimmer. I swim about 8 times a week and our workouts are 2.5-1.5 hours. What foods should I eat before practice? What about the first 30 minutes after I workout?

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GiGiEats 0 · June 29, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Starchier carbohydrates (slow digesting, high in fiber) along with a little protein about an hour to an hour and a half prior to your swim work out. After your swim session, have more protein and a little less carbohydrates. Maybe a 1/2 a sweet... (more)

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by 115 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I've been looking for a good PWO quick liquid meal for my husband as I don't want him taking conventional protein shakes. What should I include? He leaves the house in the early morning and will be working out late in the evening after work. The... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Why the desire to drink a shake/meal? Many people do for convenience, but there are much better whole food options -- if you are able to figure out the particular logistics and timing you have to deal with. Does he have access to a fridge at... (more)

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by 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Hey there everyone- I'm wondering about this- will eating the vast majority of one's carbs all at once lead to gaining fat? I am trying to carb cycle currently, and have been doing 2-3 days low carb (under 80g) and then I have a high carb day... (more)

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maryDeeeeeee 0 · May 22, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Sweetness-ive read a few of your posts. Youve gotten some pretty amzing advice here. But have you started implementing any of it..? I think youre stressing yourself to the maxx..agonizing over the minutae of all these numbers. Youre overthinking... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I was wandering if there was any good way of having a post work out shake that doesn't utilise protein powders or supplements. I have had bad experience in the past with them even when using hight quality products. I am following Wendler's 5/3/1... (more)

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PortlandPandy 0 · September 06, 2013 at 3:56 AM

It is difficult to provide suggestions without knowing some of the information AxialGentleman asked, because your post-workout recovery needs will vary greatly depending on the kind of workout (and if you do it fasted or not). The NY Times and... (more)

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by 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Hey, So after finding most of the information I've been looking for, I just wanted to get some feedback on my nutrition- 6 am- workout on empty stomach Then once I've finished my workout - 30 grams of carbs( coconut water/sweet potato) and 10... (more)

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by 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

In regards to post workout carbohydrate intake, I have some questions about the timing and also the amounts I am currently carb-cycling, doing 2 high carb days a week, the rest I keep carbs under 100 grams, even on days I workout. I workout... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 15, 2013 at 8:57 AM

In my mind honestly the amount you are eating 200g would not matter consumed all together or split up especially because it's post-workout. Because your workouts are glycogen depleting. Because you were potentially lower in glycogen from low... (more)

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by 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Hey, so my workouts are fairly highly glycogen dependant, and after trying a high fat low carb diet for a while, I've gained nothing but depressed adrenals, worse performance, and worse body composition.(Probably due to increased stress I would... (more)

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Rebecca_L 0 · May 14, 2013 at 11:49 PM

When you say low carb, do you mean low starchy carb? 200g isn't what I would classify as low carb. You also seem to be confusing the game of fat adaption and ketosis.... Regards PWO I can't find the link regarding what I am about to post but... (more)

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by 100 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I have been paleo for about 5 months now. I absolutely love it!!!! I feel great and I am losing weight. I am 5'9" and currently weigh 218 lbs (down from 245 lbs). I am hoping to still drop some more weight, hopefully 18 more pounds. I... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 09, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Coconut water is mostly okay. It's very, very low in sugar compared to any drink that isn't water. Just make sure you seek out 100% pure coconut water, and not "coconut water drinks" that they are selling these days. Honestly, at 40-50 calories... (more)

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by 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I know the subject of post workout has been basically run into the ground, but please bear with me- So, for someone performing longer (1 hr or a little over) glycotic strength workouts 3x a week, what would you suggest for post workout nutrition?... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 08, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Read: How Many Carbohydrates Do You Need? Clearly the above represents a pretty drastic range of carbohydrate requirements, depending on the specifics. For a typical male with 160 pounds of lean body mass, daily carbohydrate intake could range... (more)

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by 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Hey, so I have a quick question, how should one carb cycle while trying to lean out, and how does post-workout nutrition play into this? I do HIIT cardio(usually plyometrics) 1-2 times a week, and do very high volume body weight/lifting workouts... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · May 05, 2013 at 5:49 PM

carb restriction relies heavily on intervals between exercise. If you are doing heavy work every day, your body will likely not be able to convert to glucose fast enough to keep up. Personally, 3 days a week, with rest or light work in between... (more)