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Favorite Paleo Pre Workout Meal

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 30, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Hey guys looking for some ideas on a paleo pre workout meal thats quick and easy to make if you're leaving from work and going to the gym. I like to do make the following pudding pre workout meal as it's light and easy to digest and I can make it at the office.

http://christiangolez.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/protien-packed-paleo-pudding/

What's yours?

Ba20b502cf02b5513ea8c4bb2740d8cb

(1669)

on May 12, 2012
at 01:39 AM

haha just ate this

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on May 01, 2012
at 01:31 PM

The simple answer? Don't fast for so long when you are anticipating a workout - and break the fast 4-6 hours or so before your workout.

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(10663)

on May 01, 2012
at 05:58 AM

If I eat my second meal around 5, I'll make sure it's at least 2 hours after I eat that I workout. But even then I feel heavy.

4164a77c7ccf4839ec7f1e665d27cc6d

(1085)

on May 01, 2012
at 04:09 AM

Delicious and smelly indeed. I used to care about ticking people off but I got tired of changing my pre-workout routine for the sake of being nice. I guess I can be a real a-hole like that. Nowadays I just close my office door and hope the smell of my co-workers SAD food is enough to cut through the smell of my healthy lunch.

E103e4167c321e63e6dbc3c452f9e958

on May 01, 2012
at 01:49 AM

Can't get much more classic and paleo than that! I always like to get fancy when I eat a meal like that and throw in some pineapple salsa or avocado

E103e4167c321e63e6dbc3c452f9e958

on May 01, 2012
at 01:47 AM

Thanks for sharing, I wish I had the luxury to train early at that time. Do you only train in the mornings? What happens if you have to train at night?

E103e4167c321e63e6dbc3c452f9e958

on May 01, 2012
at 01:44 AM

That sounds delicous and very smelly, I use to mix kimchi with my egg whites at the office and my buddies weren't too happy about that.

E103e4167c321e63e6dbc3c452f9e958

on May 01, 2012
at 01:43 AM

I do love that recipe. I actually throw some cinnamon and pumpkin spice in the mix with that. I usually have that after a workout but I'll definately give it a shot before I hit a workout

E103e4167c321e63e6dbc3c452f9e958

on May 01, 2012
at 01:42 AM

Thanks for the comment grey! What pre workout supplements do you take? I love Jak3d I take it with BCAA I know it's obviously not paleo but the cavement didn't have trap bar deadlift bars around either did they?!:)

E103e4167c321e63e6dbc3c452f9e958

on May 01, 2012
at 01:40 AM

Joshua, I see where you're coming from, but sometimes my hectic work schedule can't dictate when I can and cannot train. I also do a 16/8 fast and throw in a 24-36 hour fast a few days in between the week although sometimes I'll need some tank in the gas if I've fasted close to 36 hours before I train.

E103e4167c321e63e6dbc3c452f9e958

on May 01, 2012
at 01:37 AM

+1 doesnt get more Caveman than that!

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on April 30, 2012
at 09:28 PM

just add coffee for the early morning work outs

4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

(5145)

on April 30, 2012
at 05:33 PM

Easily transportable? Depends on how much you have.

D290734f36a9ae03e3f60e0fa088d7ed

(1304)

on April 30, 2012
at 05:29 PM

Hilarious. +1 for good natured snark

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on April 30, 2012
at 04:39 PM

I like this comment because I train fasted as well. BUt, I don't like it because it is just simply untrue.

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631b29d5ab1146e264e91d08103bb72c

on April 30, 2012
at 02:30 PM

Adipose tissue. It is easily transportable, doesn't cost anything, doesn't require any planning, and everyone has access to just about an endless supply.

4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

(5145)

on April 30, 2012
at 05:33 PM

Easily transportable? Depends on how much you have.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on April 30, 2012
at 04:39 PM

I like this comment because I train fasted as well. BUt, I don't like it because it is just simply untrue.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on April 30, 2012
at 09:28 PM

just add coffee for the early morning work outs

D290734f36a9ae03e3f60e0fa088d7ed

(1304)

on April 30, 2012
at 05:29 PM

Hilarious. +1 for good natured snark

E103e4167c321e63e6dbc3c452f9e958

on May 01, 2012
at 01:37 AM

+1 doesnt get more Caveman than that!

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on April 30, 2012
at 05:33 PM

I am not in a completely fasted state when I workout, but I definitely make sure I don't have food in my stomach when training. This means no food up to a few hours (as many as 6) before a workout.

There are multiple reasons for this... first, there are some days where I push myself and having food too soon from a hard workout might waste the food (throwing up).

Second, I cannot find the article, but there was a myriad of benefits to workout out fasted reported by Art DeVany. Unfortunately, those articles are only referenced in the googlesphere at present, and I'm having the damnest time trying to find the original.

Third, After years of believing the preworkout/postworkout nutrition jive, I'm happy to report that it just isn't that important for me to workout with "optimal nutrition" before and after the actual training. I've had the best workouts of my life and set some of my best PR's on an empty tank.

E103e4167c321e63e6dbc3c452f9e958

on May 01, 2012
at 01:40 AM

Joshua, I see where you're coming from, but sometimes my hectic work schedule can't dictate when I can and cannot train. I also do a 16/8 fast and throw in a 24-36 hour fast a few days in between the week although sometimes I'll need some tank in the gas if I've fasted close to 36 hours before I train.

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on May 01, 2012
at 01:31 PM

The simple answer? Don't fast for so long when you are anticipating a workout - and break the fast 4-6 hours or so before your workout.

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048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

on April 13, 2013
at 09:51 AM

I recently have been using an orange with two teaspoons of coconut oil and a either a coffee or tea. If it will be a long-lasting split session like 30' of strength training and next 1h of moderate to hard endurance running, maybe I have 3 tablets of BCAA in between and/or a whey shake immediately after.

It's a small pack of food that will deliver me a mental kick to feel that I go to workout 'not empty' yet It won't upset my stomach because it's too few and will still favour a deficit caloric.

But, I guess the answer would depend a lot on what are you looking after. Do you workout to achieve maximum performance in some sports area? To get a perfect fit body? Or just for optimal health? Every one of this goals may have specific modifications to the eating protocol, it's difficult to achieve the three with the same approach.

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on April 13, 2013
at 08:02 AM

Citrus fruits or nothing at all. Like April said, anything else makes me feel crappy when working out.

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on April 30, 2012
at 05:32 PM

Bacon and eggs breakfast, wait ~2 hrs.

E103e4167c321e63e6dbc3c452f9e958

on May 01, 2012
at 01:49 AM

Can't get much more classic and paleo than that! I always like to get fancy when I eat a meal like that and throw in some pineapple salsa or avocado

Ba20b502cf02b5513ea8c4bb2740d8cb

(1669)

on May 12, 2012
at 01:39 AM

haha just ate this

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(10663)

on April 30, 2012
at 05:15 PM

I work out fasted. If I IF and my first meal is around 10, I'll work out around 9. Or, if I don't do a morning workout, I'll eat my first meal at 11, work out around 4, and eat my second meal at 5. So I always have a pretty large gap between eating and working out.

In my experience, nothing sits well with me when I workout and I've tried everything: Greek yogurt, avocados, a peanut butter sandwich when I was on SAD, egg white omelet, and apples/bananas made me feel the most shitty during my workout. Even if I drink some water before working out, I can feel the water sloshing through my body and it's the only thing I can think about. If anything, I'll pop 200mg of caffeine and that really gets me going.

Medium avatar

(10663)

on May 01, 2012
at 05:58 AM

If I eat my second meal around 5, I'll make sure it's at least 2 hours after I eat that I workout. But even then I feel heavy.

E103e4167c321e63e6dbc3c452f9e958

on May 01, 2012
at 01:47 AM

Thanks for sharing, I wish I had the luxury to train early at that time. Do you only train in the mornings? What happens if you have to train at night?

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4164a77c7ccf4839ec7f1e665d27cc6d

(1085)

on April 30, 2012
at 04:42 PM

Two cans of sardines with kimchi or a can of wild salmon with avocado/guacamole does the trick for me. I make my lunch in the office around 1-2pm and (work permitting) head to the gym around 6pm. I lift heavy and my energy levels are high.

4164a77c7ccf4839ec7f1e665d27cc6d

(1085)

on May 01, 2012
at 04:09 AM

Delicious and smelly indeed. I used to care about ticking people off but I got tired of changing my pre-workout routine for the sake of being nice. I guess I can be a real a-hole like that. Nowadays I just close my office door and hope the smell of my co-workers SAD food is enough to cut through the smell of my healthy lunch.

E103e4167c321e63e6dbc3c452f9e958

on May 01, 2012
at 01:44 AM

That sounds delicous and very smelly, I use to mix kimchi with my egg whites at the office and my buddies weren't too happy about that.

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93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on April 30, 2012
at 02:17 PM

Sweet potato mashed in coconut milk with cinnamon- delicious and good amount of carbs!

2: paleo pancakes: 3 eggs, half cup almond butter, 1 sweet potato mashed, and applesauce-- mix all together apply in pan with coconut oil- cook on low heat- delicious and lots of carbs for pre workout!

E103e4167c321e63e6dbc3c452f9e958

on May 01, 2012
at 01:43 AM

I do love that recipe. I actually throw some cinnamon and pumpkin spice in the mix with that. I usually have that after a workout but I'll definately give it a shot before I hit a workout

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on April 30, 2012
at 02:12 PM

Do you use the non-GMO soy protein depicted in that link? There has got to be a better paleo-ish option. :-)

I tend to work out fasted in the mornings, but when I work out after work (planning to have my biggest meal of the day afterwards) my lunch (4ish hours before workout) is generally carb-rich (starches & fruits) and some lean protein. I usually then drink 3 eggs down around 1 hour before workout. And yes, I do drink down the eggs at work. Regardless of when I workout, I do take pre-workout specific supplements, which tend to cover everything I'd like to have in my system before exercise in order to optimize for my goals.

Working out in the middle of the day never feels right to me, though. To each their own, I suppose.

E103e4167c321e63e6dbc3c452f9e958

on May 01, 2012
at 01:42 AM

Thanks for the comment grey! What pre workout supplements do you take? I love Jak3d I take it with BCAA I know it's obviously not paleo but the cavement didn't have trap bar deadlift bars around either did they?!:)

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