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Hack my PWO nausea

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 04, 2012 at 11:51 PM

I've been eating Paleo (w/ full fat/raw dairy) for two years. My main method of exercise lately has been sprinting, plyometrics and playing full court basketball.

My problem is after playing a few games, I'm usually hungry, but if I start to eat I get nauseous. From what I've learned, it's pretty important to eat within the first hour after exercise, but my body is telling me not to eat for about two hours PWO.

I'm fairly certain that eating within the first hour PWO isn't going to happen, so does anyone have other suggestions? Should I just try to eat more the night before, or not worry about it?

Thanks

EDIT: My main goal is to mitigate delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) which is bad the day after and much worse two days after.

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on February 05, 2012
at 06:56 PM

Ok. The idea behind eating right away is to get the nutrients in your muscles as fast as possible during the 2 hour "golden window". For bodybuilding. Not as big a deal for what you are describing. So try eating an hour/hour and a half or more and see how you feel. If you're still having issues with soreness, try a whey protein shake 30 min to an hour after the session, then solid food an hour after that.

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on February 05, 2012
at 06:52 PM

I think my hydration pre and post is good. I'm not forcing myself to eat PWO I was just thinking it was a good idea to ease the delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)

3a833804187fe8926214e6c0bd8a0766

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on February 05, 2012
at 06:51 PM

Normal foods like crab cakes, sweet potatoes, lettuce wrapped burger, etc. My goal is mainly to mitigate soreness.

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on February 05, 2012
at 12:22 AM

BTW, my grandson reacts pretty much the same. His stomach won't tolerate food right away. Another thing to think about, though, is your hydration since he even throws up during exercise if his hydration isn't right.

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on February 05, 2012
at 12:20 AM

"It's pretty important" is a yellow flag for me because I'm just not wired like the average person. 2-3 hours after exercise is when I get comfortable with food. Liquids are fine but food is not my friend right after exertion.

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on February 05, 2012
at 07:29 AM

The post-workout meal is not only overrated (like most Brotology in fitness circles), it's unwarranted.

If you get hungry during a workout, maybe have a tablespoon of honey just to put you on an even keel.

I've trained for 10 years and realized very soon that a shake or meal within an hour of an intense workout would do everything it could to come back up. So, I would pack a squeeze bottle of honey in my gymbag, squirt a tablespoon or so out after the workout, and then get home, shower, stretch, and eat a real meal.

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on February 05, 2012
at 03:03 AM

Your body is telling you to wait a couple of hours before eating- why not just listen to your body and wait the extra hour? I don't see any harm in that, but just make sure to rehydrate after your games.

3a833804187fe8926214e6c0bd8a0766

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on February 05, 2012
at 06:52 PM

I think my hydration pre and post is good. I'm not forcing myself to eat PWO I was just thinking it was a good idea to ease the delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)

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5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

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on February 05, 2012
at 03:21 AM

What exactly are you trying to eat PWO, and what is your goal behind eating?

3a833804187fe8926214e6c0bd8a0766

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on February 05, 2012
at 06:51 PM

Normal foods like crab cakes, sweet potatoes, lettuce wrapped burger, etc. My goal is mainly to mitigate soreness.

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on February 05, 2012
at 06:56 PM

Ok. The idea behind eating right away is to get the nutrients in your muscles as fast as possible during the 2 hour "golden window". For bodybuilding. Not as big a deal for what you are describing. So try eating an hour/hour and a half or more and see how you feel. If you're still having issues with soreness, try a whey protein shake 30 min to an hour after the session, then solid food an hour after that.

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