Overeating post workout

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 07, 2012 at 5:08 AM

Yep another question concerning pwo nutrition. I just ate a big sweet potato with 3 whole chicken legs. I was full into 80% of the meal but i felt forced to finish the rest it was so good. I am a very disciplined guy , just don't want to get off track. i feel like my belly is going to blow up. Btw, i am 17 years old, 108 lbs lean . thanks in advance



on March 07, 2012
at 07:52 AM

If you're a lean 108 pound teenager the last thing I would worry about is eating too much. Perhaps don't eat until you feel physical pain, but you get the idea.

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on March 07, 2012
at 08:09 AM

You should be fine. I downed an entire chicken for dinner (granted, I am almost twice your weight) and it doesn't bother me. Don't stuff yourself beyond the capacity of your stomach, but look for calorie-dense foods (red meat, nut butters, avocados) if you're looking to replenish after a workout.


on March 07, 2012
at 02:30 PM

Learning to stick the rest of the meal in the fridge when full is a very useful skill. Either way, there's no rules saying you need to eat again any time soon. If you overeat, it's probably going to be a while longer until you're hungry again.


on March 07, 2012
at 12:26 PM

If anything, I'd worry you aren't eating enough, assuming your workout was more than a brisk walk. Does 108 mean you weigh 108 and are lean are that you have a LBM of 108?

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