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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I know that there are a lot of you who workout in the morning in a fasted state, and I have also been doing that for the last few years however, I have just discovered that I have very low cortisol upon rising (when it should be the opposite)... (more)

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mko 0 · April 12, 2014 at 10:17 PM

I usually eat a hard boiled egg in the morning before a workout. I boil a couple in advance so I can have a quick and easy snack i n the morning. It may work for you!

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I usually have 3-4 eggs cooked in coconut oil, kale saut??ed in grass-fed butter, a small handful of tomatoes and maybe a dollop of guac pre-workout (just a lot of water post). My goal is to get over the fat loss plateau I hit a couple months... (more)

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Desmond 0 · January 15, 2014 at 4:52 PM

10g BCAA before workout (no meal), carb/protein after workout then balanced meals form there on. The fasted training will help to burn fat and the carb/protein post workout with help to build muscle.

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

Can supplements or pre-workout (supplements, shake) be taken when on the Paleo Diet?

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daz 0 · October 07, 2013 at 6:22 AM

can do if needed (unless you are adhering to paleo re-enactment as AxialGentleman mentioned), in fact some would say that today's soils are lacking the nutrients of days gone by & subsequently so are the foods higher up the land based... (more)

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by 915 · about 2 hours ago

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 251 · about 2 hours ago

Would Luna bars be considered relatively Paleo-friendly? They're basically taking the nutrients that women need and putting them into these delicious little gluten-free bars and seem to really help me get through the day when I need a little... (more)

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Chelsea__1 0 · May 30, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Welcome to Paleo Hacks:) The paleo diet, no matter how many variations people put on it, is basically a whole foods template. Nothing from a bar, package or box. Basically pastured raised meats and poultry, wild fish and seafood, grass-fed beef... (more)

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by 2097 · about 2 hours ago

Has anyone found sushi to be a really good pre-workout fuel ? The last couple times i had sushi i had incredible workouts afterwards. Like the jumps in my burpees were near bionic (with the bionic sound effect and everything!..lol. Anyone else... (more)

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lucas 0 · May 18, 2013 at 1:50 AM

clearly you love sushi additionally it is a high carb and protein meal giving your body all the nutrition it needs for your workout: aminos and glycogen,,, plus your love for sushi makes it a great workout food yes. i always get a good boost from... (more)

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by 35 · about 2 hours ago

I usually eat a good-portioned breakfast and wait a good hour or two for my food to digest prior to working out. I find that???s how I perform best (when coupled with a good night???s rest, of course). But on some days, like tomorrow, I have very... (more)

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Desmond 0 · April 10, 2013 at 10:11 PM

I would go with a banana. The protein and fat from the egg won't help/digest fast enough, and the sweet potato takes a while to digest as well. Have a banana 30 min before and you should be fine

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by 129 · about 2 hours ago

I read in the Paleo diet for Athletes book that Cordain recommended this pre workout. I tried it the past few days and have had great energy in the gym (I train BJJ). My usual breakfast is 2 eggs with half a sweet potato around 8 in order to give... (more)

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vince5sand3s 0 · March 07, 2013 at 1:07 AM

if its working its working. keep trying it for a while. a banana by itself worked really well for me 1.5 hours after breakfast right before hitting the gym.

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

New to this site, and also new to this Paleo lifestyle. I've been a pretty healthy person for quite sometime, but just recently decided to cut out grains and dairy and see where it takes me. I workout on a regular basis, but find it hard to put... (more)

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Mash 0 · March 05, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Have a look at the great series by Precision Nutrition: http://www.scrawnytobrawny.com, and the free eBook: http://www.biggersmallerbigger.com They are not specifically 'paleo' and do mention wholewheat bread, but the practise is still there.... (more)

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by 14877 · about 2 hours ago

What gets you going for your workouts? Coffee and some good music? Something else? A pre made or personalized pre workout drink? Thanks for your input. I'm hoping I get some ideas. Personally I have a pre workout drink that I concocted... (more)

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Mscott 0 · June 28, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I don't always eat pre workout, but when I do I prefer raw honey.

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by 1786 · about 2 hours ago

hello, i have a very limited food selection due to IBD and the associated problems, and i'm looking for pre and post workout "drinks" or easy meals for when i am not around home in time. here's a list of things i CAN eat/drink that might... (more)

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Ryan__1 0 · May 19, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Get carnivore! It's protein, but get this, it's made from beef instead of whey. A lot of guys from my box love it! It's by musclemeds

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by 89 · about 2 hours ago

Hey guys looking for some ideas on a paleo pre workout meal thats quick and easy to make if you're leaving from work and going to the gym. I like to do make the following pudding pre workout meal as it's light and easy to digest and I can make it... (more)

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Adam_Adkins 0 · April 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Adipose tissue. It is easily transportable, doesn't cost anything, doesn't require any planning, and everyone has access to just about an endless supply.

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by 401 · about 2 hours ago

I've searched pretty extensively in and outside of the paleo/primal community, but it seems that there is no consistency whatsoever on what one should eat before/after exercise. Carbs before, fats before, protein before, never fats after, always... (more)

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Todd 0 · April 04, 2012 at 6:16 PM

There is no consistency because context always applies. You say you are trying to gain muscle as well at not lose fat, so this one seems fairly straight forward. If you want to gain muscle, protein before and or after is always a solid bet. ... (more)

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by 25 · about 3 hours ago

I go for crossfit early morning. I usually have just a banana (or maybe half of it) and go for the workout. I don't really feel weak or anything. Sometimes i think i can go even without eating anything. Do you advice to eat more than that or is... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 30, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Short answer: no. Long answer - do what makes you feel/perform better. I usually go into a WOD slightly hungry. Not starving, but hungry. That way my insulin is down and I'm pulling fat out for energy. That means I may not be as fast as I... (more)

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by 2707 · about 3 hours ago

These days I mostly train in the morning in a fasted state (I daily do IF with 16 hours fasted 8 fed). Recently I have started taking a tsp of coconut oil before, and noticed a bit of an energy boost during my workout. Wondering if this is... (more)

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pbo 0 · December 19, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Per my comment above: article from Health Correlator (http://healthcorrelator.blogspot.com/2011/12/protein-powders-before-fasted-weight.html) explains that fat or carbs pre workout will blunt the growth hormone response. So coconut oil would not... (more)

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by 1078 · about 3 hours ago

Leangains suggests that for the optimal workout one should ingest 10g of BCAAs/EEAs or 30g of whey. Obviously this is not paleo. But is there any reason to reject it beyond the sensible heuristic that non-paleo things are unhealhty? I've read... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · November 13, 2011 at 3:59 PM

A few artcles over at MDA on the topic may help you... (more)

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by 75 · about 3 hours ago

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has done any research or studies into the speed at which sweet potato is uptaken by the body and made available for use as an energy source. I am thinking in terms of a practical application, as a fairly low carbing... (more)

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miked_2 0 · October 05, 2011 at 10:46 PM

For me, what works best is to have the sweet potatoes immediately post-WOD. You don't really need it pre-WOD because once you've gotten them converted to muscle glycogen, it'll stay there until you need it, so just replenish after the workout... (more)

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by 10768 · about 3 hours ago

After landing a big 5lbs bag of gelatin powder and trying a number of approaches, I'm going to try drinking a tablespoon of gelatin powder in a glass of cold water pre-workout for the month of July. My reading leads me to believe this will... (more)

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No_more_ 0 · July 19, 2011 at 5:48 PM

I've dialed back my use of gelatin because I find it kind of a bitch to prepare (non-hydrolyzed) but it definitely helped my body comp while I was taking it daily (not post workout). WAPF has some nice things to say about it: "The "sparing"... (more)

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by 95 · about 3 hours ago

Hello everyone I'm going to start a new training program. I have lost 70 pounds in the last years. OK guys this is not for my blog, but just to show you what I mean.... I have nothing to sell or gain or... (more)

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Diane_at_Balanced_Bites 0 · September 23, 2010 at 1:12 AM

If you are still trying to lean out, loading up on yams/sp's post workout isn't really the best idea, however, eating them in some quantity is still probably okay. The idea with post workout carbs isn't to "carb load" PWO but rather to eat the... (more)

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by 513 · about 3 hours ago

So I have been doing paleo for about a month now, but I make a few exceptions: my workout supplements. I am currently using a cycle of N.O. Explode: Black Powder for a pre-workout, but I'm looking for something more natural to replace it... (more)

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sal 0 · September 16, 2010 at 4:16 PM

i use purple wrath as well. The beta alanine in it helps, which most bcaa supplements dont have. Creatine is helpful but can also lead to hair loss (im serious, look it up) which is why I avoid it. Caffeine is probably the best pre workout... (more)

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by 50 · October 22, 2014 at 3:37 AM

Ok, so everything I've read says I should eat AFTER working out. From a scheduling perspective, this doesn't always work out so well for me and am wondering if it's a major problem to eat before instead. My workouts right now mainly consist of... (more)

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Rob_W 0 · April 23, 2012 at 4:42 PM

If I was in your position, I would do the following on hockey days: I hate working out on a full stomach, so I would go home and eat a small to moderate dinner with the family. Some pre-workout food to help you fuel your workout isn't a bad... (more)

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by 5531 · October 22, 2014 at 3:17 AM

I crawled around on the site a little bit and couldn't find specific suggestions for what to eat and when before getting my ass kicked at Crossfit. I just did my first workout yesterday and definitely crashed towards the end (which could be due to... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · July 21, 2011 at 4:28 PM

I always trained fasted until summer hit and my CF workouts started to suffer.. just too hot and I was burning through everything that was in my body. Fatigue city. I want to move heavy things, be bigger, faster, and stronger, woo!, and so what... (more)

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by 418 · October 22, 2014 at 3:14 AM

I need help breaking free of this addiction. Can't seem to get motivated without it now.

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mth_1 0 · June 04, 2011 at 2:03 PM

There has never been a substance that someone was addicted and didn't overcome the addiction. From my research on addiction it all boiled down to the addict wanting to stop the addiction more than wanting to continue the addiction. I suggest that... (more)

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by 292 · October 21, 2014 at 4:25 AM

Hi guys i am going to start having a small amount caffeine before my workouts! Is there any good healthy sources of caffeine that you recommend? I'm thinking about trying just a shot of black coffee! Has anybody else tried this? If so i'd like... (more)

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Paleo_Moxie 0 · June 20, 2013 at 9:05 PM

I drink black coffee and tea on occasion. I don't add anything to either unless fruit or honey to tea.

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by 5 · October 21, 2014 at 4:25 AM

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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