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What is your preferred homemade paleo protein pre and post-workout choice?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 24, 2010 at 3:51 PM

Hi Everyone

I've looked at past Q&A on this and many discussions centered around Whey. I like Mark Sisson's answer eat a steak! I want to try to avoid whey powders and stuff to go with real food. I've looked up Robb Wolf's podcast and most of the time he ends up with yams and sweet potatoes for after.

Now I could eat a 1/2 can of sardines each time one hour before and after I workout, my cat would love my breath (I used to have a cat and she'd go nuts around sardines). So I know I want proteins before and after, very low fat for the month of october (tell you why in a sec) so almond butter may be good, but how much?, and low carb for after for the glycogen replenishing. Oh yes, I'm also a good consumer of coconut oil and coconut milk if this can help! And fruits are not allowed, at least in the first 4 weeks.... Oh, and I forgot chocolate....85%!

As you may know for the month of October I am doing a personal challenge (but you may join in!)(or just tag along to encourage me and see the transformation) of going full paleo, no grains, beans or dairy, while applying the TNT exercise routine. I'm actually starting next monday, 3 days a week. You can get all the information on the facebook page I created for this (again I have nothing to sell or to gain, just the pleasure of sharing knowledge!) here's the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Make-October-the-30-Days-for-your-Health-Paleo-Challenge-Month/128012517249982

So in one phrase the question: What is your preferred homemade paleo protein pre and post-workout choice?

Thanks Guy

(PS : I check the square to be notified of answers but don't get the emails????)

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on November 03, 2010
at 08:53 PM

I have been training fasted for about a month or so now. Wouldn't go back. I love it. Im my experience, coffee works well as a little energy punch, but don't think it's necessary and probably differs from person to person

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on September 27, 2010
at 04:29 PM

Happy to help:-)

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on September 25, 2010
at 12:00 PM

Ok, I've read about fasted state for before, how about caffeine, as in coffee? I've heard that a few times also!

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on September 24, 2010
at 11:32 PM

Agreed, I train fasted, but post is meat(Steak) .

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on September 24, 2010
at 09:54 PM

Good advice, Thanks!

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on September 24, 2010
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If you gotta eat nuts, try macadamia, very low PUFA. Flax is ALA omega 3 which the body doesn't convert to Dha/EPA very well, try fish oil if you are going for balancing act. I personally prefer to not supplement and just significantly reduce my omega 6 intake

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on September 24, 2010
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So a bit of Flaxseed oil to balance? but then I get more and more fats...... walnuts are supposed to be the best, they don't make a butter but I do have them in shell, 6 I think is one portion. I still have to figure out what is a 'portion' of nuts... says the newbie Guy

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on September 24, 2010
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Thanks Naphtali, I like this!

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Almond butter is high omega6...

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D0a103cafaf4768c6dc69b1772a55877

on September 24, 2010
at 05:52 PM

Post-wod our trainers have us eat a sweet potato and have a grilled chicken breast. I just cook them ahead of time- put it in a ziploc baggie- bring it with me and I'm set for my post-wod finger food (literally finish the wod and eat there at the box).

F9e59a62c46422660c692033146c12fc

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on September 24, 2010
at 06:07 PM

Thanks Naphtali, I like this!

D0a103cafaf4768c6dc69b1772a55877

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on September 27, 2010
at 04:29 PM

Happy to help:-)

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on September 24, 2010
at 11:22 PM

Pre-workout, I suggest nothing. Workout in a fasted state.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on September 24, 2010
at 11:32 PM

Agreed, I train fasted, but post is meat(Steak) .

F9e59a62c46422660c692033146c12fc

(95)

on September 25, 2010
at 12:00 PM

Ok, I've read about fasted state for before, how about caffeine, as in coffee? I've heard that a few times also!

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

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on November 03, 2010
at 08:53 PM

I have been training fasted for about a month or so now. Wouldn't go back. I love it. Im my experience, coffee works well as a little energy punch, but don't think it's necessary and probably differs from person to person

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on February 15, 2011
at 07:29 AM

Agree with the steak, but I wouldn't rush into eating immediately after training in this mistaken "eating window" nonsense. After training the body is surging with HGH but eating pretty much kills production. I prefer to keep this going for an hour or two. The body takes a long time to break down and reabsorb the muscle fiber you damaged during training and won't start rebuilding for up to several days so there's no rush. Having said that I do prefer to have some BCAA/EAA before during and after tho.

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on September 24, 2010
at 04:33 PM

I'm with Mark, Steak all the way

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on February 11, 2011
at 06:39 PM

I also workout fasted - feel much better. post workout meal mainly consist of healthy fat, protein, fiber and sometimes some fruits and sweet potatoes.

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on February 15, 2011
at 03:49 PM

When I work out fasted, sometimes I lack the energy, and last time I felt fine during the workout but then got dizzy just following. Maybe I'm just not used to it yet.

Also, I take a raw milk grass fed whey protein concentrate right afterward (like within 20 minutes). Normally I don't really feel like eating steak right afterward but I suppose maybe 2 hours or so later would be fine.

There's so many different theories about how to effectively gain muscle. I'm beginning to think that lots of methods will work. Otherwise, if it was really so complicated, there would be far fewer people having success getting ripped.

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on February 15, 2011
at 12:04 PM

I work out fasted as well following the leangains guide by Martin Berkhan. Well, not completely fasted - I take 10g of BCAAs 5-10 minutes before workout. Post workout, 10g of BCAAs, followed by my biggest meal of the deal which is usually sweet potatoes and chicken topped with fresh salsa. I fast 16-18hrs every single day. If my last bite was at 8pm, my next bite is at 12pm the next day. 3 workouts a week, walk for 40 minutes the other days.

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