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by 0 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 292 · about 11 hours ago

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 251 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 0 · about 11 hours ago

I'm on Day 3 of Paleo, so far so good. :) I am pretty active, play soccer 2-4x/week, do strength/agility in the gym 2-3x/week, and also run (4-7 miles) 1-2x/week and sometimes road bike. I'm female, 33yo, 5'8", 140lbs, looking to get leaner and... (more)

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whoreball_1 0 · September 03, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I keep it simple, i don't like to stress so much on the exact quantities of carbs, protein etc. Although i have a general rule of thumb. What works for me might not work for you and vice versa. Best way to find out what is best for you is to... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

Hello, The most convenient time for me to work out is after getting off from work, before dinner. At this point, it has been 5-6 hours since I ate lunch, and it will be 30 minutes - 1 hour before I eat dinner. I believe waiting 30 minutes - an... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · July 25, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Timing is EXTREMELY overrated. If you feel good working out fasted do it. Don't wanna eat right after your workout? Don't have to. Just be sure to hit your macro goals for the day at any point and you will be fine.

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by 1186 · about 11 hours ago

I recently learned the secret to great training sessions for me: eating ALOT before I hit the gym. For an AM session, I've been eating almost half my calories in the morning, and the rest throughout the day. AMAZING! I am not tired. I don't run... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · July 03, 2012 at 3:32 AM

I train fasted. Always have (x-wrestler). Of course after weigh ins we pigged out, so the train low compete high thing was sort of used. I suppose the hormonal effect of fasted training with a large meal 1 hour post workout is part of why I do... (more)

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by 14877 · about 11 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 89 · about 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 5 · about 12 hours ago

Hi there, Just started on the paleo diet today. How should I approah my hardest training day of the week in terms of pre-workout meals? It starts at Noon on Saturdays and lasts until 4:30 and consists of stretching, cardio and bodyweight... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 09, 2011 at 11:37 PM

Assuming you get everything else working properly, you'll want to look at getting your glycogen stores up by eating good carbs like sweet potatoes and squash etc. 2-3 hours before your workout, plus some protein of course. From what I recall of... (more)

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by 75 · about 12 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 5531 · about 12 hours 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 12 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 78422 · about 12 hours 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 12 hours ago

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 15976 · about 12 hours 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 12 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 12 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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