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by 0 · 7 minutes 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 · 9 minutes 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 · 12 minutes 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 · 14 minutes 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 · 18 minutes 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 35 · 21 minutes 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 80 · 22 minutes ago

My girlfriend is about to start "Insanity" and asked me to create a post inquiring as to the PaleoHacks community favorites for Pre and Post workout meals. Preferably simple and quick. THANKS EVERYONE!

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Andrew_13 0 · March 30, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I think pre-workout meals are a terrible idea. I usually try not to eat anything at least 3 hours pre-workout. Post workout...lots of white potatoes, jasmine rice, chicken gizzards, and chicken...kind of bland and low fat but it pays off in the... (more)

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by 0 · 24 minutes 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 · 42 minutes 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 255 · 43 minutes ago

I work out in the mornings, which requires dragging myself out of bed and just barely making it on time to class or to meet my friend for a run. occasionally I'll have a little water before I leave my apt, but don't eat anything. am I doing myself... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · June 14, 2012 at 1:23 AM

I'm kinda in the Art DeVany camp on training in a semi-fasted state, and not consuming post-workout food for at least two hours after. So on the days I train (around 1pm) I will eat breakfast at 9am, then I will eat dinner about 3 hours after... (more)

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by 89 · about 1 hour 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 50 · about 1 hour ago

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 401 · about 1 hour 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 15003 · about 1 hour ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Amy Kubal, RD ??? Registered and Licensed Dietitian Topic: Paleo for Endurance Athletes. Can endurance athletes perform optimally while on a paleo diet? Amy Kubal ??? who placed first in a... (more)

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Anthony_Pierre 0 · February 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM

for what its worth http://athlinks.com/time.aspx?eventid=91445&courseid=129050&r=66458985&mode=o&gender=F&page=1 (more)

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by 75 · about 1 hour ago

Hello. I am new to this whole Paleo business. Having decided to start it from the start of this year. It is going well, I really didn't think that I would adapt to it as quickly as I have. But there is one problem that I am having. What should I... (more)

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daz 0 · January 28, 2012 at 2:53 AM

If its just a workout (ie. not something competitive), i usually just work out fasted. It may take you a few sessions to get adapted to training fasted, but you get use to it after a while. if i feel like i need a bit of an energy boost first, i... (more)

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by 2707 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 589 · about 1 hour ago

Early AM Pre-Workout - to eat or not to eat? And what are your reason's and/or gains for what option you choose?

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · September 23, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Every body is different and I can only say that for me, I trained fasted my whole life but no longer do that. I work out 4-5 days a week and on my lifting/CrossFit days, up at 6am, I have a banana with a little almond butter and sea salt with a... (more)

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by 5531 · about 1 hour ago

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 10768 · about 1 hour 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 78422 · about 1 hour ago

What do you take if anything before going to the gym/box. I always go shortly after I wake up. Was taking 10mg BCAA in form of Xtend via Leangains. Also take 200mg caffeine. Switching to Purple Wraath for Beta-Alinine. What about arginine or... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · June 10, 2011 at 5:23 AM

I think you got it covered bro. BCAA, caffeine, and creatine and you should be good to go.

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by 418 · about 1 hour ago

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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 15976 · about 1 hour ago

I lift heavy, low reps. I eat two hours before lifting. I then eat immediately post lifting too but that's beside my point. I'm strict paleo. I eat about 6oz lean protein and about 30-40 grams of carbohydrate from sweet potato, pumpkin, squash,... (more)

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mari 0 · April 25, 2011 at 10:16 PM

I'm not a lifter, but maybe this will still help. I use coconut water before and during tennis practice, which runs at least several hours and is at an intensity that is glycogen depleting. I can feel the effects of the sugar almost immediately... (more)

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by 95 · about 1 hour ago

Hi Everyone I've looked at past Q&A on this and many discussions centered around Whey. I like Mark Sisson's answer eat a steak! I want to try to avoid whey powders and stuff to go with real food. I've looked up Robb Wolf's podcast and most of... (more)

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Naphtali 0 · September 24, 2010 at 5:52 PM

Post-wod our trainers have us eat a sweet potato and have a grilled chicken breast. I just cook them ahead of time- put it in a ziploc baggie- bring it with me and I'm set for my post-wod finger food (literally finish the wod and eat there at the... (more)

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by 95 · about 1 hour 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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