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Tips on minimizing carb slip-up pre-exercise

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 17, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Well, had a crappy day at work so had pizza and a brownie right after an I.T. emergency. I had an interval workout scheduled this evening so about 2 hours after my "indiscretion" where I did about 30 minutes of intervals where my bpm was up in the 165-175 range (I'm about 39). I didn't eat anything afterwards, even a protein shake.

Is this enough to minimize this one-off slip up? I understand you can't out-train a bad diet, but for this momentary lapse, would some intense exercise like this help?

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on February 17, 2012
at 08:55 PM

Don't worry about eating carbs pre-exercise, just make sure that they are from good sources. If you are stressing about the calories that you have consumed, 30 minutes of intervals will probably not be enough to burn that off, but if it was with in your calorie intake for the day dont stress about it. Just make better food choices next time.

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on February 17, 2012
at 05:25 AM

If you're not sensitive/intolerant to gluten it's not an issue.

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at 01:17 AM

*sigh* but it was so good...LOL. Damn Tim Ferris, making me think I can get away with a cheat day.

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on February 17, 2012
at 01:19 PM

It's enough, as far as it can be minimized. No point to add overtraining to the mix. Your body is actually capable of handling some abuse. In fact I wouldn't have skipped the protein afterwards - give your body something to do with the energy and get stronger. In the context of an otherwise healthy and active diet there is something to be said for the variety of an occasional feast. Ok, ideally it wouldn't be pizza but I certainly wouldn't worry about a few more carbs. The issue for me would be what you eat for the next few days - are you more or less likely to eat pizza (or other grains) now?

So yes the exercise will help, as will other steps towards being a healthier human being. Being healthy doesn't mean creating the perfect environment, it means being able to adapt and cope well with bad ones.

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on February 17, 2012
at 02:15 AM

You'll be FINE. Move on and don't worry about it.

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on February 17, 2012
at 01:11 AM

the short answer is no. it will take time for the gluten to clear your system and depending on the level of damage it inflicts, additional time to heal. there are no shortcuts, so i hope you really enjoyed your poison ;)

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on February 17, 2012
at 01:17 AM

*sigh* but it was so good...LOL. Damn Tim Ferris, making me think I can get away with a cheat day.

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on February 17, 2012
at 05:25 AM

If you're not sensitive/intolerant to gluten it's not an issue.

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on February 17, 2012
at 12:17 PM

You could be doomed. Or maybe not. :) I've noticed for ME, it really depends on my diet beforehand. If I'm clean low carb beforehand, in ketosis, and have depleted glycogen, that pizza doesn't really bother me. It goes to replenishing glycogen, and my weight the next day is pretty much the same. So I've not gained a lot of water weight. Obviously it knocks me out of ketosis. If I'm eating higher carb already, I can see my weight go up a couple pounds the next day.

This is after eating a whole Digiorno's pizza. I have a hard time stopping at a few slices (which means I don't keep it around too often. Really once in a while meals).

So one day doesn't usually cause me problems. Consistently doing it is another matter. My view is that this is a journey, not a sprint. It's the real world, you'll have these types of situations come up. Just get back on the road again and keep on trucking. You'll get there eventually.

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on February 17, 2012
at 05:26 AM

Pick back up where you left off. For the future it might help to designate vanilla ice cream as your splurge. More Paleo and less portable.

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