Staying full for your workout

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    May 14, 2014 7:47 PM GMT
    Ive had a look around in the forums (well.... one search lol)

    The one thing that affects me at the gym (apart from my wrists) is the feeling of a empty stomach, i have tried different meals in a morning to fuel myself even though i cannot really eat in a morning as i feel sick but how can i combat this and have that full feeling in my stomach to get through my work outs ?
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    May 14, 2014 7:57 PM GMT
    Maybe try a smoothie with a banana and almond butter in it.

    I noticed you mentioned your wrists. I have the same problem with my right wrist and now I've noticed that both my shoulder and bicep on my left side are less developed so it's uneven. Do you have that problem?

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    May 14, 2014 8:06 PM GMT
    Danny_boy93 saidMaybe try a smoothie with a banana and almond butter in it.

    I noticed you mentioned your wrists. I have the same problem with my right wrist and now I've noticed that both my shoulder and bicep on my left side are less developed so it's uneven. Do you have that problem?

    I'm aware I'm slightly distracting from the question icon_razz.gif

    hey yeah smoothies are a good solution icon_smile.gif i have tried scrambled eggs and cereals etc and usually a banana as i walk there but i want a trough feed that i can actually stomach easily, quickly and keep me full, i have noticed sometimes that even when full i lose energy and that fullness very quickly.

    My wrists where sore before i joined the gym due to another non medical reason of cause that became a sort of RSI (plus my hitting of walls didnt help) but it affects my using of heavier weights which i still do but im unsure what the future holds and yeah i use straps to help with grip too. When i was on the plate shrug i saw my self in the mirror and though omg one side is lower than the other but it was the mirror i think icon_neutral.gif but maybe you can try focusing a few more reps or a different weight on that side to sort of bump it up and as for biceps maybe try some different attachments on the cable machines icon_smile.gif
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    May 22, 2014 12:36 AM GMT
    I eat a small meal an hour or two before my workout. when I get to the gym I'm not too full or too empty. I eat a bigger meal an hour after my workout.
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    May 22, 2014 12:47 AM GMT
    I use to do a training program that required me to eat a 'light' meal of egg whites and pulverized oatmeal. After adjusting to having food on my stomach while working out, It left me feeling fueled enough to power through some pretty heavy weight.
  • Webster666

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    May 22, 2014 5:21 AM GMT
    This is interesting.
    I've never eaten before working out.
    Working out gives me energy and takes away any feeling of hunger, until I get home.
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    May 22, 2014 5:36 AM GMT
    I read a book about the glycemic index diet and in it they mention that there's something in oats that slows down the absorption of sugars and therefore lowers its glycemic index, which is what you want. I'd forgotten about that and then remembered it when reading that some protein powders have oatmeal in them. So I cooked a big batch of rolled oats, initially with water or milk, now with canned coconut milk (meaning lots of fat/coconut oil), and then made it smooth by using an electric hand mixer on it. After it cooled I divided it into 40 gram globules and wrapped each in plastic and froze them. I thaw out a globule and put it in my blender when I make my pre-run smoothie; the smoothie now really sticks around. I also add a tablespoon of quinoa bran, which could also help. The fat in the canned coconut milk probably also slows things down.
  • AMoonHawk

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    May 22, 2014 5:53 AM GMT
    I don't like to eat before a workout, but maybe a small bowl of oatmeal would help. I actually loose my appetite when I work out, so I really am able to workout harder when I don't eat.
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    May 22, 2014 12:10 PM GMT
    For my pre workout meal, I usually go with a bowl of real oatmeal, not the pre-packaged stuff, with a scoop of protein powder (vanilla) mixed in. Those slow-digesting carbs give me so much fucking energy when I'm working out. Plus you get some protein for muscle, as well.
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    May 22, 2014 3:14 PM GMT
    CiscoITJock2136 saidFor my pre workout meal, I usually go with a bowl of real oatmeal, not the pre-packaged stuff, with a scoop of protein powder (vanilla) mixed in. Those slow-digesting carbs give me so much fucking energy when I'm working out. Plus you get some protein for muscle, as well.


    Oh yeah, I sometimes add chocolate flavored protein. In fact, I just mixed some of that with one small mashed banana. It's like a chocolate-dipped banana type cereal, GAF!!!
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 22, 2014 4:52 PM GMT
    Well I do my major workouts right after work and usually dont' like a "full" or "hungry" feeling when I'm exercising.
    My stomach should be a nonissue. If I eat too much, applied energy involving digestion can create difficulties.

    That said, eating my Oatmeal, a piece of fruit and/ or a Greek yogart in the morning never causes me any issues with my morning cardio scene. I do workout with weights at timea as well so it can be challenging.

    I do know what you mean if I'm hungry and my energy level is down.. definitely a bummer and not good for a successful workout!
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    May 22, 2014 6:05 PM GMT
    CiscoITJock2136 said
    CiscoITJock2136 saidFor my pre workout meal, I usually go with a bowl of real oatmeal, not the pre-packaged stuff, with a scoop of protein powder (vanilla) mixed in. Those slow-digesting carbs give me so much fucking energy when I'm working out. Plus you get some protein for muscle, as well.


    Oh yeah, I sometimes add chocolate flavored protein. In fact, I just mixed some of that with one small mashed banana. It's like a chocolate-dipped banana type cereal, GAF!!!
    that sounds nice
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    May 22, 2014 6:07 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidWell I do my major workouts right after work and usually dont' like a "full" or "hungry" feeling when I'm exercising.
    My stomach should be a nonissue. If I eat too much, applied energy involving digestion can create difficulties.

    That said, eating my Oatmeal, a piece of fruit and/ or a Greek yogart in the morning never causes me any issues with my morning cardio scene. I do workout with weights at timea as well so it can be challenging.

    I do know what you mean if I'm hungry and my energy level is down.. definitely a bummer and not good for a successful workout!

    My energy rapidly drops