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by 0 · April 12, 2014 at 10:17 PM

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 · January 15, 2014 at 04:52 PM

I usually have 3-4 eggs cooked in coconut oil, kale sautéed 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 04:52 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 · October 07, 2013 at 06:22 AM

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

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daz 0 · October 07, 2013 at 06:22 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 2094 · May 18, 2013 at 01:50 AM

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 01:50 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 905 · August 05, 2013 at 09:13 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 09:13 PM

Because you are awesome?

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by 288 · June 20, 2013 at 09:05 PM

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 09:05 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 · August 24, 2013 at 07:22 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 01:13 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 251 · March 10, 2014 at 02:00 PM

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 03:46 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 · April 11, 2013 at 12:47 AM

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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Bradach 0 · April 11, 2013 at 12:47 AM

4-5 dates is my go to quick fuel.

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by 80 · March 30, 2013 at 11:45 PM

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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UncleLongHair 0 · March 30, 2013 at 11:45 PM

I like really intense workouts, so prefer to have nothing in my stomach. If I do eat, it's at least 2 hours beforehand, in which case it doesn't matter much. Post workout I like carbs and lots of nutrients, so sweet potatoes, banana with almond... (more)

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by 129 · June 14, 2013 at 07:22 AM

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 01:07 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 · March 05, 2013 at 12:44 PM

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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Stephen_4 0 · March 05, 2013 at 12:29 PM

1)Yes, eat before, after and during if you have too. Eating enough cals is essential. 2)train hard, but don't cut recovery times.. 3) 1g/lb sounds fine.. 4) I like Doug mcguff's body by science because it's hit with weights, there are... (more)

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by 588 · November 28, 2012 at 04:23 PM

Hello, I'm new to paleo and a type 1 diabetic. I'm looking to gain muscle mass and tone up a little. I"m combining paleo with a lot of the ideas from Dr. Bernstein's book, The Diabetes Solution. I was wondering if you had any idea's for low carb... (more)

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David_McC 0 · November 28, 2012 at 04:23 PM

I would suggest a lovely mushroom omelette. Cook the mushrooms in butter, add at least 3 beaten eggs & salt to taste. Exercise any time from 90 mins later. Enjoy.

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by 0 · September 03, 2012 at 11:11 PM

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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elektrosaman_ 0 · September 03, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Glutamine, an amino acid, and a variety of healthy food. But make sure you get glutamine; that will heal you faster than any other amino acid. Takes the lactic acid right out of those (perceivably) sore muscles.

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by 0 · July 25, 2012 at 03:49 PM

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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Lars 0 · July 25, 2012 at 03:13 PM

for meal/nutrient timing, see leangains.com. Nothing better.

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by 1181 · October 17, 2012 at 12:45 PM

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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crightfunnylol 0 · October 17, 2012 at 12:45 PM

i train fasted in the morning, and eat a 600kal meal at around 12, then the rest of my kals at around 5

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by 14507 · June 29, 2012 at 03:08 AM

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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KL_1 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I feel like if you need to get amped up for a workout, you might want to consider a different workout. The though of swimming or mountain biking or weight lifting gets me amped up, no extra fuel or music necessary!

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by 255 · June 14, 2012 at 01:23 AM

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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foreveryoung 0 · June 14, 2012 at 12:32 AM

I think it depends on goals, type of activity, duration of activity, and intensity of activity. Here is what I do. 20-30mins of HIIT - fasted in the morning before breakfast. Carbs within 0.5hr after workout. resistance training- 20-30g carbs... (more)

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by 1776 · May 19, 2012 at 10:37 PM

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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Poop_Master_MC 0 · May 19, 2012 at 08:26 PM

I like a combination of Xtend and Jack3d. Have to go easy on the Jack3d though or else I start foaming at the mouth.

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by 66 · April 13, 2013 at 09:51 AM

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 02:30 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 · April 23, 2012 at 04:42 PM

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 04:42 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 · April 19, 2012 at 12:16 AM

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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lisa_10 0 · April 04, 2012 at 07:06 PM

Fats before strength workouts quick carbs before endurance if have more time for pre wod meal then oatmeal or something then quick carbs after sweet potato a little after that most of carbs should be done post workout then more carbs on non wod... (more)

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by 14843 · March 01, 2012 at 04:23 AM

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 marathon... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · March 01, 2012 at 04:23 AM

If you ride a bike or run a lot this is a good talk to listen to. Some good tips on things to eat during a workout.

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by 25 · January 31, 2012 at 12:44 AM

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 75 · January 28, 2012 at 03:44 AM

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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Sue_4 0 · January 28, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Usually nothing if a.m. Workout. If I did would be fruit or protein shake. But I do like a black coffee before workout. Also, if early morning workout shouldn't a person still have adequate glycogen stores in muscles for morning weight training... (more)