Breakfast After Gym Workout

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    Aug 15, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    So I want switch my gym time from afterwork to the mornings right before work. What I want to do is wake up, do my workout at the gym, shower, and then head straight to work. As far as eating breakfast, I know I can have a post workout protein shake, but I'd rather have some form of solid food. What do you all recommend that I can eat in the car on the way to work, or real quick before my 30 minute commute?
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    Aug 15, 2011 4:08 PM GMT
    Egg McMuffin (or two)...seriously. It's quick, cheap, and has enough protein and carbs to help you recover after a workout.
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    Aug 15, 2011 4:12 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidEgg McMuffin (or two)...seriously. It's quick, cheap, and has enough protein and carbs to help you recover after a workout.


    I hear Egg muffins are some what healthy..
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    Aug 15, 2011 11:42 PM GMT
    try a few hard boiled eggs,,,
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    Aug 15, 2011 11:50 PM GMT
    chobani non fat with protein powder mixed in

    peanut butter sandwich
  • barriehomeboy

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    Aug 16, 2011 12:01 AM GMT
    Eggs, greasy eggs at a diner, with bacon. If you get up that early to punish yourself, you need some grease to keep your bowels working.
  • Latenight30

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    Aug 16, 2011 2:32 AM GMT
    To get the most out of working out early eat something before njust a good spoon of peanut butter is fine. Then a shake but there are lots of options to keep at the office. After a workout and shower younwill need more carbs than protons so keep waffles or bagels around the office.
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    Sep 22, 2011 5:25 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI eat an entire container of cottage cheese which gives me seventy-two grams of protein along with about fifty grams of fruit.

    I am starting to ween myself off of protein drinks with dextrose/maltodextrine but if there is any time to have a liquid meal then it would be best to eat it after an intense workout.

    Have about ten grams of amino acids fifteen minutes before your gym time. You will notice you will have more strength and not feel like you're training on an empty stomach. I started doing this a week ago and my strength has improved during my workout.


    THIS! And, cottage cheese is cheap!

    Also, hard boiled eggs are good and cheap as well.

    Make a big batch of brown rice. Bring some with you wherever you go.
  • Lincsbear

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    Sep 22, 2011 2:10 PM GMT
    Breakfast bars are convenient and nutritious,but watch the fat content!
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    Sep 22, 2011 2:17 PM GMT
    after a workout, a good recovery food that's easily transportable is sweet potatoes. you can pre-cook them and have them in a baggy. i'd recommend you eat them with some protein, like hard boiled eggs.
  • musicdude

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    Sep 22, 2011 2:21 PM GMT
    Greek yogurt with fruits and granola!
  • jim_sf

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    Sep 22, 2011 2:23 PM GMT
    DaleV saidtry a few hard boiled eggs,,,


    This. They're high in protein; inexpensive; can be prepared without advanced culinary training; can be made in batches; keep well in the refrigerator; and come in their own biodegradable packaging.