AFTER WORKOUT EATING

  • 123ben97

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    Apr 10, 2012 4:02 PM GMT
    When i go to the gym i usually go on the Rowing machine, Stationary Bike and treadmill. My goal is to lose most of my belly fat but also gain a bit of muscle in my arms (bi's + tri's).

    After working out I ate scrambled eggs with oats and hot sauce sprinkled on top (it was nice btw). Is it okay to keep eating that after i go to the gym?? icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 10, 2012 4:41 PM GMT
    Yea, but your goals probably aren't going to be reached. It's very difficult to lose fat and build muscle at the same time unless you have really good genetics.
  • neon4u

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    Apr 10, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    joe122 is right and you are not getting nearly enough protein to support muscle growth from the menu you gave us. It's ok to keep eating that but I would have you consume a protein drink in addition to get more protein.
  • 123ben97

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    Apr 10, 2012 5:17 PM GMT
    Thanks for your replies guys. I should have phrased that differently though lol.
    I'm trying to get leaner first AND THEN build more muscle. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 10, 2012 5:35 PM GMT
    123ben97 saidThanks for your replies guys. I should have phrased that differently though lol.
    I'm trying to get leaner first AND THEN build more muscle. icon_smile.gif

    You'd be better off just lifting weights and working in a bit of cardio in between. Afterburn is pretty much non-existent with cardio alone, but if you are lifting weights, you will continue to burn calories long after you've finished working out. So, to kill two birds with one stone, just start lifting. You'll see results in your weight much faster, provided you are maintaining a good diet plan as well. Just my 2 cents. As far as diet goes, sounds fine, just make sure you are getting about 25-30g of protein and a good portion of COMPLEX carbs. Oats are good, sweet potatoes or brown rice are also excellent sources.
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    Apr 10, 2012 9:08 PM GMT
    You want simple carbs to replenish after the gym, then protein

    Complex carbs are a waste of your body's energy to break them down into simple carbs. Plus fibre would slow the absorption of protein into the bloodstream.

    Fyi, protein + starch (your egg and oatmeal concoction) doesn't digest well, and will ferment/putrify in your gut.

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 10, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
    After gym I eat nonfat cottage cheese
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    Apr 10, 2012 9:35 PM GMT
    vegemike said

    Fyi, protein + starch (your egg and oatmeal concoction) doesn't digest well, and will ferment/putrify in your gut.




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    Apr 10, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    DJBoston said
    vegemike said

    Fyi, protein + starch (your egg and oatmeal concoction) doesn't digest well, and will ferment/putrify in your gut.




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    Apr 10, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    vegemike said
    DJBoston said
    vegemike said

    Fyi, protein + starch (your egg and oatmeal concoction) doesn't digest well, and will ferment/putrify in your gut.




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    Apr 10, 2012 10:15 PM GMT
    vegemike saidYou want simple carbs to replenish after the gym, then protein

    Complex carbs are a waste of your body's energy to break them down into simple carbs. Plus fibre would slow the absorption of protein into the bloodstream.


    Pretty much every credible source I've read has said this as well. Simple carbs and easily digested like whey protein within 30 min after a workout. Insulin spikes aren't really good for you but so long as you aren't eating simple carbs elsewhere it shouldn't be a big deal.
  • 123ben97

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    Apr 10, 2012 10:59 PM GMT
    DJBoston said
    vegemike said

    Fyi, protein + starch (your egg and oatmeal concoction) doesn't digest well, and will ferment/putrify in your gut.




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    icon_eek.gifThat. Is. Disgusting! LOL why would he even do that icon_mad.gif

    Anyway, thanks so much guys for informing me about everything. I didn't even think about the complex vs simple carbs part. Looks like i'm gonna need to get some whey Protein too. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 11, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidAfter gym I eat nonfat cottage cheese


    Cottage cheese has lots of Casein which is great to have before going to sleep since it is slowly digestible protein.

    After a workout the body has the need and ability to utilize protein and simple carbs quickly- so things like whey or regular meat/fish, and simple carbs are preferable then.
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    Apr 11, 2012 9:06 PM GMT
    LVmotoJock said
    123ben97 saidThanks for your replies guys. I should have phrased that differently though lol.
    I'm trying to get leaner first AND THEN build more muscle. icon_smile.gif

    You'd be better off just lifting weights and working in a bit of cardio in between. Afterburn is pretty much non-existent with cardio alone, but if you are lifting weights, you will continue to burn calories long after you've finished working out. So, to kill two birds with one stone, just start lifting. You'll see results in your weight much faster, provided you are maintaining a good diet plan as well. Just my 2 cents. As far as diet goes, sounds fine, just make sure you are getting about 25-30g of protein and a good portion of COMPLEX carbs. Oats are good, sweet potatoes or brown rice are also excellent sources.



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    May 29, 2012 4:44 AM GMT
    LVmotoJock said
    123ben97 saidThanks for your replies guys. I should have phrased that differently though lol.
    I'm trying to get leaner first AND THEN build more muscle. icon_smile.gif

    You'd be better off just lifting weights and working in a bit of cardio in between. Afterburn is pretty much non-existent with cardio alone, but if you are lifting weights, you will continue to burn calories long after you've finished working out. So, to kill two birds with one stone, just start lifting. You'll see results in your weight much faster, provided you are maintaining a good diet plan as well. Just my 2 cents. As far as diet goes, sounds fine, just make sure you are getting about 25-30g of protein and a good portion of COMPLEX carbs. Oats are good, sweet potatoes or brown rice are also excellent sources.


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  • TheBizMan

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    May 29, 2012 6:31 AM GMT
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    vegemike said

    Fyi, protein + starch (your egg and oatmeal concoction) doesn't digest well, and will ferment/putrify in your gut.




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    May 29, 2012 7:47 AM GMT
    123ben97 said... but also gain a bit of muscle in my arms (bi's + tri's).
    Be sure to post pics of your skinny wrists soon so we can laugh. icon_lol.gif
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    May 29, 2012 8:07 AM GMT
    If your hitting the gym in the morning, have your oatmeal an hour or so before to provide energy for your workout. Just give it enough time to start to digest properly.
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    May 29, 2012 2:42 PM GMT
    Sungod17 saidIf your hitting the gym in the morning, have your oatmeal an hour or so before to provide energy for your workout. Just give it enough time to start to digest properly.


    Agreed.
    Eating some carbs approximately hour before workouts makes a huge difference in lifting and stamina.