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IS IT NECCESSARY TO CONSUME CARBS AFTER WORKOUT?...SUGGEST ME...

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Created July 27, 2012 at 11:40 AM

I M ON A LOW CARB DIET...I M 5"2 141 LBS..AIMING TO LOOSE 20 LBS...I WORKOUT AT 7..SHOULD I CONSUME CARBS AFTER MY WORKOUT..OR IS IT FINE IF I CONSUME ONLY SOY MILK WITH VEG..SUGGEST ME

18e9075cf974699165653c4cb0f44f52

(11)

on July 28, 2012
at 07:14 PM

thnks lady_arwen so much..ya i can eat cheese and curds...u can suggest me wat should i consume after workout?

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on July 28, 2012
at 01:35 AM

I'm sorrybut I just love "suggest me". I've never heard that wording.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on July 28, 2012
at 12:58 AM

No Lady_Arwen, she doesn't want to look bloated!!! She's not willing to listen to anyone, she wants people to tell her how great she is. She's not interested in the fact that she's making poor nutritional choices, and will likely become very ill..... Some people you just can't reach...

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on July 28, 2012
at 12:42 AM

Fat and protein can be converted into glucose in the body. For replacing muscle glycogen, just like with carbs. Its explained in that marks daily apple link the top rated answer gives.

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

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on July 28, 2012
at 12:39 AM

@ben61820 - LOL - OMG - what a hoot!

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6244)

on July 28, 2012
at 12:39 AM

How old are you? Please don't put all letters in all caps - in the internet world it is considered shouting!

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

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on July 28, 2012
at 12:38 AM

You can get a complete protein from dairy and get good quality fats if you are not dairy-sensitive. Dairy must be full fat like heavy cream and whole milk.

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6244)

on July 28, 2012
at 12:36 AM

can you do grass-fed/pastured butter or ghee, coconut oil/milk, avocadoes, and olive oil for your fats? Can your body handle dairy like paneer, cheese, and yogurt?

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on July 28, 2012
at 12:35 AM

^ You shouldnt use skim milk either, you want the full fat stuff, like heavy cream, cheese etc...As for whats wrong with soy: http://www.westonaprice.org/soy-alert/

18e9075cf974699165653c4cb0f44f52

(11)

on July 27, 2012
at 10:57 PM

but why fat after workout dear

18e9075cf974699165653c4cb0f44f52

(11)

on July 27, 2012
at 09:04 PM

only coconut water would repair my muscle or muscle loss wil happen?

3806d8d2d78746ce55d8201e67ef3128

(244)

on July 27, 2012
at 08:29 PM

Coconut water would be a good option.

18e9075cf974699165653c4cb0f44f52

(11)

on July 27, 2012
at 07:52 PM

but consumin whole milk i look bloated..then what should i consume after workout

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77

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on July 27, 2012
at 07:10 PM

How are you low carb when vegetarian? What makes the most of your calories? Are you using avocadoes, coconuts etc. as the staples of your diet?

18e9075cf974699165653c4cb0f44f52

(11)

on July 27, 2012
at 07:01 PM

wats wrong with soy milk...since skimmed milk contains dairy..and it holds on water ,,,so i end up looking bloated

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on July 27, 2012
at 06:31 PM

couple of small edits, but mostly I agree. You do have to consume SOME carbs, you cannot live on 0 carbs. and you should always have protein post-workout if it was intense workout and not jogging around the block. Protein is necessary to repair your muscles.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 27, 2012
at 05:46 PM

You seem very excited. I thought it was razzwell.

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(3213)

on July 27, 2012
at 04:56 PM

Quit yelling at us! :)

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

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on July 27, 2012
at 02:13 PM

You should eliminate soy from your diet.

2194b1863657b6be2e49ae0dac911c72

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on July 27, 2012
at 01:44 PM

About soy: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/soy-scrutiny/#axzz21pXgiKgI

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on July 27, 2012
at 01:43 PM

Step away from the soy milk. And the caps lock, for that matter.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on July 27, 2012
at 01:41 PM

Step away from the soy milk.

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2194b1863657b6be2e49ae0dac911c72

on July 27, 2012
at 11:58 AM

You don't necessarily have to consume carbs before, during or after your workout. And you also should not consume soy milk. I always do my weight training in a fasted state and sometimes have some protein (meat, eggs) as a post-workout meal.

There's always a good explanation at MDA: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/muscle-building-and-carbs/#axzz21p6lQMbq

2194b1863657b6be2e49ae0dac911c72

(139)

on July 27, 2012
at 01:44 PM

About soy: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/soy-scrutiny/#axzz21pXgiKgI

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on July 27, 2012
at 06:31 PM

couple of small edits, but mostly I agree. You do have to consume SOME carbs, you cannot live on 0 carbs. and you should always have protein post-workout if it was intense workout and not jogging around the block. Protein is necessary to repair your muscles.

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on July 27, 2012
at 01:43 PM

Also you shouldnt be drinking soy milk period.

http://www.foodrenegade.com/dangers-of-soy/

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510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on July 27, 2012
at 02:45 PM

First, you're YELLING. Don't do that.

If you're drinking soy then you haven't done enough reading about the paleo diet. What you're talking about with carb refeeding postworkout is a much smaller optimization than taking care of the big things, like avoiding ALL soy.

Get the big stuff under control first, then worry about when and how much carbs you'll have PWO.

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on July 27, 2012
at 12:10 PM

I don't have any carbs after my workout, but that's just me. For you it would really depend on what type of workout you are doing.

I lift at 5:30am using a hybrid Westside program with my accessory work done as 10 minute timed circuit(met-con back from before it was hip to call it that).

The only thing I eat is eggs and bacon, and that's an hour after my session is complete. My first carb meal won't come until about 4 or 5 hours after my workout and even then it's only trace amounts from my veggies.

There will be people who say I need to eat carbs after my workout, post training window, blah, blah, blah. It works for me and has been very effective in getting me stronger and leaner at 41 then I've ever been before.

Give each one, carbs and no carbs, a month or two test run and track your results. Which ever get's you closer to your goal is the answer for you.

On a side note unless you are drinking some kind of zero carb soy milk you are getting carbs after your workout.

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531b053b68e92ac509fc1544f88dc103

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on July 27, 2012
at 06:17 PM

I wasn't having carbs after my super heavy weight liting sessions and it made me hypothyroid. I also gained weight. Once I added the carbs back in post-workout, I lost weight and felt better and recovered faster. Carbs help me lift heavier, workout longer, and recover faster. They also help me bulk up better than protein and fat alone. I eat rice or sweet potatoes along with a whey protein shake 15 minutes after my workout.

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on July 27, 2012
at 04:16 PM

Avoid Soy products! If you feel like you need a pick-me-up after exercising, add good, clean carbs to your diet, e.g. Sweet potatoes, Plantains, coconut water, etc.

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on July 27, 2012
at 02:38 PM

Jeff Volek recently suggested folks drink a cup or two of bone broth post-workout.

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Dc6407193ba441d1438f6f0c06af872b

on July 28, 2012
at 08:04 AM

Don't bother with carbs after a workout unless you are an athlete (or training like one), and definitely no soy, period.

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Da51943abcc3acd29440fe001c29a6a4

on July 27, 2012
at 09:19 PM

If you are still losing weight and reversing hyperinsulinemia, then you definitely don't want to eat any fruit post workout. Stick with some protein and fat, veggies if you can fit it in. I usually do a grass fed patty with a handful of guacamole right after working out.

And NO soy!

18e9075cf974699165653c4cb0f44f52

(11)

on July 27, 2012
at 10:57 PM

but why fat after workout dear

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on July 28, 2012
at 12:42 AM

Fat and protein can be converted into glucose in the body. For replacing muscle glycogen, just like with carbs. Its explained in that marks daily apple link the top rated answer gives.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on July 27, 2012
at 07:25 PM

ok, so no eggs. What about whole milk? You know, we've bred these beasts to be milk producing machines. if you don't milk them they get sick.
Also you should definitely be eating Quinoa then, it is not low carb -- but you need protein and it's a complete protein. Spinach is a good source, Raab, Kale...

But you really need more fat and protein in your diet... just my 2 cents

18e9075cf974699165653c4cb0f44f52

(11)

on July 27, 2012
at 07:52 PM

but consumin whole milk i look bloated..then what should i consume after workout

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6244)

on July 28, 2012
at 12:38 AM

You can get a complete protein from dairy and get good quality fats if you are not dairy-sensitive. Dairy must be full fat like heavy cream and whole milk.

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6244)

on July 28, 2012
at 12:36 AM

can you do grass-fed/pastured butter or ghee, coconut oil/milk, avocadoes, and olive oil for your fats? Can your body handle dairy like paneer, cheese, and yogurt?

18e9075cf974699165653c4cb0f44f52

(11)

on July 28, 2012
at 07:14 PM

thnks lady_arwen so much..ya i can eat cheese and curds...u can suggest me wat should i consume after workout?

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on July 28, 2012
at 12:58 AM

No Lady_Arwen, she doesn't want to look bloated!!! She's not willing to listen to anyone, she wants people to tell her how great she is. She's not interested in the fact that she's making poor nutritional choices, and will likely become very ill..... Some people you just can't reach...

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18e9075cf974699165653c4cb0f44f52

(11)

on July 27, 2012
at 07:05 PM

guys then wat should i consume after my workout...i m pure vegetarian..i dont eat eggs...i m an animal lover!!!!!

18e9075cf974699165653c4cb0f44f52

(11)

on July 27, 2012
at 09:04 PM

only coconut water would repair my muscle or muscle loss wil happen?

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77

(1423)

on July 27, 2012
at 07:10 PM

How are you low carb when vegetarian? What makes the most of your calories? Are you using avocadoes, coconuts etc. as the staples of your diet?

3806d8d2d78746ce55d8201e67ef3128

(244)

on July 27, 2012
at 08:29 PM

Coconut water would be a good option.

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