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Training / Nutrition Dilemma Hack

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 12, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Ok so I'm all in on this paleo thing. After almost a year of researching it (looking at websites like this) I am rocking a paleo variation that suits me. I train quite a bit - running and weights - so my paleo has adequate starches (mostly sweet potatoes and some white rice). I've now signed up for a marathon and am training most days and sometimes twice a day. As I don't want a standard issue long distance running body, my training is a mixture of running, boxing, spinning and a good bit weights.

My dilemma is when I am training twice a day and trying to get carbs in after my morning session (before work), what to eat for carbs. I'm from Ireland and was brought up on porridge - is porridge really that bad? My thinking would be to have some bcaa, fruit and perhaps some porridge. Do people think I'd be much better replacing the porridge with white rice/sweet potatoes? Porridge is quite handy - lunch and dinner would have some sweet potatoes or rice - I find it hard to stomach sweet potatoes or rice in the morning.

Any help or suggestions from personal experience would be fantastic!

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on January 12, 2013
at 11:24 PM

how about rice pudding as an alternative to porridge

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on January 12, 2013
at 11:17 PM

I do eat bananas but probably didn't feel it would be enough after a workout - will defo try it though - thanks so much!

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on January 12, 2013
at 11:14 PM

A lot of bodybuilders eat oatmeal, which is what I assume your porridge is. :) I've had it from time to time, and while it feels like a brick in my stomach, I've had no adverse effects like those that I get from eating gluten.

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on February 12, 2013
at 04:44 AM

I would suggest chestnuts. They're very tasty and are good starch sources. I would also recommend butternut squash. Butternut squash soup, in particular. There are many recipes for butternut squash soup out there, and it will definitely go down better than sweet potatoes in the morning. Pumpkin is yet another option

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on March 26, 2013
at 08:45 AM

Here you have a list of the best dense carb sources you can have according to Balanced Bites website.

http://balancedbites.com/2011/08/paleo-diet-carbs.html

As far as I can see, there's consensus in the Paleo community that these are good sources.

Good luck with your marathon and do not forget to have proper rest. Training twice a day seems a lot to me and not necessary unless you're trying to hit sub 2:45...

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on January 12, 2013
at 11:01 PM

Why not bananas? Cheap and convenient.

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on January 12, 2013
at 11:17 PM

I do eat bananas but probably didn't feel it would be enough after a workout - will defo try it though - thanks so much!

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