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Pre/Post Workout food

Postby fxdemolisher » Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:47 am

Not sure if this is the right forum on simplefit for this question but...

I noticed that I get a little bit lightheaded and nauseous right after a workout. Especially once the heart rate comes down a bit. I am not sure if its because of a sudden lowering of blood pressure or not eating right before/after a workout.

I tend to workout about an hour after I wake up, before eating pretty much anything. I usually have a class of juice (100% fruit juice mix) or nothing before the workout and a full meal afterwards.

Can anyone recommend a strategy to avoid the comedown right after the workout?
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Postby splint » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:21 am

Well, your likely out of fuel after your workout since you haven't eaten anything in 10 hours or more.

I work out in the mornings too but I always try to grab something to eat 30 minutes to an hour before I workout. It's the first thing I do when I wake up, I go down and eat and then come back upstairs and get ready for the day. After I workout I have a whey protein shake. If I don't have time to eat before I workout, I'll have a shake before and after I workout. After you workout your muscles are hungry for nutrients it's important to feed them at this time. But limit fat intake immediately post-workout, I forget why, but it hinders the aborption of protein or something like that.
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Postby Admin » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:16 am

Right you are splint the only time you possibly want to eat high gi low fat is post workout to spike insulin which will help shuttle nutrients to the muscles.
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