A newbie type question. I participate in short intense exercise and train for MMA. I use CrossFit as a training tool but with out that my level of lactic type training is still quite high. Not ideal for health and longevity.
My question is, when I am a little hungry between meals is it best to snack on something like baked sweet potato vs something with more fat like macadamias or blue berries smoothered in coconut cream.
Also can I get away with a little lower carbs in the long run if the short term pain can be pushed through. Not sure how the body will react with a heavily glycolitic training style
asked byRob__1 (23)
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on May 13, 2012
at 08:09 AM
Have you tried increasing the fat percentage in your meals? You may find (as I did) that you no longer need any snacks. I now get by quite nicely on 3 feeds per day instead of the 5 or 6 I used to have.
on May 13, 2012
at 01:57 PM
I'd generally try and avoid snacking. I'm either eating or I'm not. If I'm really hungry then I'll have a meal if I can. It won't hurt you to feel a little hungry if it's inconvenient. I'd also rather not be trying to digest stuff well exercising. That said, something fattier will likely be less disruptive.
If you go lower carb, at worst your body will react by feeling sluggish. It's not damaging, and if you can still perform to your satisfaction then it may be enough just to push through it. More likely something you'll notice over the course of a week rather than day by day as well. It's really best just to experiment. It may be distracting not to be 'buzzing' with energy, but I recover so much quicker when I eat clean. I get through a lot more training without really having to worry about eating constantly.