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best pre/post workout drink that doesnt include milk or whey/plant protein?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM

hello, i have a very limited food selection due to IBD and the associated problems, and i'm looking for pre and post workout "drinks" or easy meals for when i am not around home in time. here's a list of things i CAN eat/drink that might work

strained OJ/tangerine juice, water, mineral water, sparkling water, teas, sugar, bcaas, coffee, gelatin (non-gelling), amino acids

things i CANT do

whey, plant proteins, fiber, starches, complex carbs, milk/dairy

this list is not extensive so other ideas, combinations, and ratios would be great, i do suffer from excessive inflammation and DOMS is usually very bad, so i need strategies to mitigate it (contrast showers, topical magnesium, etc)

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on May 21, 2012
at 11:42 PM

NO. if you don't have an answer that is actually pertinent to the question then you JUST DONT ANSWER. this is like, if someone asks me the best way to get to oregon, and i tell them: don't go to oregon. there are plenty of other questions you can troll, plenty of other places to answer questions that you invent.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 21, 2012
at 11:22 PM

PD gave a good, honest answer, IMHO. Just becasue it's not what you want to hear doesn't mean it's bad and worthy of a down vote./

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on May 21, 2012
at 10:40 PM

listen. i know that there ARE answers and am mining for data. i have ideas and am searching for more ideas.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on May 21, 2012
at 10:38 PM

yeah i ordered some even more super-scientific beef serum albumin powder from protein factory

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on May 21, 2012
at 10:22 AM

If you know the answer why ask the question? I don't believe there are any particularly good options and that it would be a mistake to do rely on anything other than real food. It's just my opinion, but don't expect people to offer help if you're going to immediately downvote replies you don't like.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on May 21, 2012
at 05:30 AM

there are options that exist within my constraints.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on May 21, 2012
at 05:29 AM

if this were in person you probably wouldnt have used the word idiot, unless you wanted some trouble.

Ccacf7567273244733bc991af4ac42ed

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on May 20, 2012
at 12:15 PM

My point was that, particularly given your constraints, trying to come up with something will probably be worse than simply eating real food when you can, even if it's not at the 'perfect' time.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

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on May 20, 2012
at 12:52 AM

comparing meth to daa makes you look like an idiot. there's something called magnitude.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on May 19, 2012
at 09:39 PM

doesnt make sense in light of what i posted at all.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on May 19, 2012
at 09:37 PM

jacked has daa in it, and while i disagree with it's new fda banning, it's a adrenaline mimick and therefore not that healthy in my opinion. meth, sudafed, ephedrine, speed... c'mon now.

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586ad43d46d8f282fb1bd5552793d08b

on May 19, 2012
at 09:40 PM

Get carnivore!

It's protein, but get this, it's made from beef instead of whey. A lot of guys from my box love it! It's by musclemeds

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on May 21, 2012
at 10:38 PM

yeah i ordered some even more super-scientific beef serum albumin powder from protein factory

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F8cc1606d9d7e352d9afb3d97cf56f2f

on May 19, 2012
at 10:37 PM

The key before a workout will be CHOs and PRO prior to a workout--stay away from fat in and around your workout. I would consume a solid meal no longer then 2 hrs before your workout (3 hrs might also be good if you have a slower metabolism). 3 oz of lean meat will provide the protein (and BCAAs) along with a fruits like a banana and a kiwi--the banana provides potassium while the kiwi provides Vit C that helps with muscle stress during exercise. I know not the best combo but it is Paleo. You need to keep the meat as lean as possible as fat takes longer to digest--not to mention most of the fat in meat are long-chain fatty acids which are not necessary metabolism during exercise.

If you need a drink I would go with a fruit juice, like grapefruit juice with BCAA powder mixed in. BCAAs will help prevent muscle breakdown during your workout and the grapefruit juice will provide the CHOs and it's alkaline promoting so it won't decrease the pH of your muscles like cranberry juice would. I am not sure how you are with almond milk/coconut milk and egg protein but you could also try that as a pre-workout drink.

Post-workout meal should also consist of CHOs and PRO. If you have a large pre-workout meal then your post-workout meal is not as important and the same goes for your pre-workout meal (if its small, or non existent then focus on post-workout). Post-workout meal you can consume 6-8 oz chicken with 1-2 cup of non-starch veggies, like broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, etc. Veggies as you know are NOT super dense in CHOs so if you need dense CHOs post-workout consume fruit, or fruit juices. Dried fruits are also an opition as they are pretty dense in CHOs--but they can have a lot of fiber so be careful their too as fiber does take longer to digest. You can also consume the pre-workout drink I mentioned above as a post-workout drink immediately following--just make sure you get a solid meal in their within an 2 hr after working out.

If you want to lose weight, then keep your CHOs low post workout. High CHOs post-workout release insulin which blunts lipolysis (fat metabolism). Some would argue against this saying you need to replace glycogen stores, but as long as you are consuming CHOs prior to your workout and at other times during the day you should be okay. Once people get below a certain body fat percentage they can then increase their CHOs as they are more insulin sensitive and have utilized their stored fat as energy. Hope this helps! CHOs: carbohydrates PRO: protein

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6eb419cfda42211c966fb2c83e9abd30

on May 19, 2012
at 10:06 PM

Jerky and coconut milk. San pellegrino(look at the profile) eggs.

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Ccacf7567273244733bc991af4ac42ed

on May 19, 2012
at 09:35 PM

Liquidize some liver? Honestly I'd probably stick to water and then eat as convenient.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on May 19, 2012
at 09:39 PM

doesnt make sense in light of what i posted at all.

Ccacf7567273244733bc991af4ac42ed

(5198)

on May 21, 2012
at 10:22 AM

If you know the answer why ask the question? I don't believe there are any particularly good options and that it would be a mistake to do rely on anything other than real food. It's just my opinion, but don't expect people to offer help if you're going to immediately downvote replies you don't like.

Ccacf7567273244733bc991af4ac42ed

(5198)

on May 20, 2012
at 12:15 PM

My point was that, particularly given your constraints, trying to come up with something will probably be worse than simply eating real food when you can, even if it's not at the 'perfect' time.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on May 21, 2012
at 05:30 AM

there are options that exist within my constraints.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 21, 2012
at 11:22 PM

PD gave a good, honest answer, IMHO. Just becasue it's not what you want to hear doesn't mean it's bad and worthy of a down vote./

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on May 21, 2012
at 11:42 PM

NO. if you don't have an answer that is actually pertinent to the question then you JUST DONT ANSWER. this is like, if someone asks me the best way to get to oregon, and i tell them: don't go to oregon. there are plenty of other questions you can troll, plenty of other places to answer questions that you invent.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on May 21, 2012
at 10:40 PM

listen. i know that there ARE answers and am mining for data. i have ideas and am searching for more ideas.

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0d892cb232c3c7d59699fd10c995595a

on May 19, 2012
at 08:58 PM

Since you asked in "eat/drink" form...How about on the eat sine--keeping a few cans of sardines or mackarel (the "in water" kind, not "in veggetable oil") to go along with your post-workoutre-hydration drink?

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59fa7cd87fb9d669adf21e5cf3e7ada5

on May 19, 2012
at 08:26 PM

I like a combination of Xtend and Jack3d. Have to go easy on the Jack3d though or else I start foaming at the mouth.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on May 19, 2012
at 09:37 PM

jacked has daa in it, and while i disagree with it's new fda banning, it's a adrenaline mimick and therefore not that healthy in my opinion. meth, sudafed, ephedrine, speed... c'mon now.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on May 20, 2012
at 12:52 AM

comparing meth to daa makes you look like an idiot. there's something called magnitude.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on May 21, 2012
at 05:29 AM

if this were in person you probably wouldnt have used the word idiot, unless you wanted some trouble.

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