Naughty post workout cravings

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    Jan 22, 2009 2:22 PM GMT
    Ever crave some bad food post workout? my gym has a supermarket and mcdonalds above it, great location! but i always get chocolate or burger cravings post workout, even though its hard to fight...anyone else crave bad stuff?
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    Jan 22, 2009 7:29 PM GMT
    I crave one thing and one thing only and its really odd.. but I really really want a protein shake after my workout!
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    Jan 22, 2009 7:31 PM GMT
    After practice, I always crave a cigarette and a beericon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 22, 2009 7:40 PM GMT
    Post workout cravings.... hmmmm... let me see....

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    Jan 22, 2009 7:42 PM GMT
    I guess I'm the only one who craves sex.

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    Jan 22, 2009 8:30 PM GMT
    A Mountain Dew Slurpee. They're the best.
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    Jan 22, 2009 8:30 PM GMT
    A Mountain Dew Slurpee. They're the best.
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    Jan 22, 2009 9:45 PM GMT
    4x4 Protein Style from In-N-Out.
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    Jan 22, 2009 9:52 PM GMT
    Ha! When i saw 'naughty post-workout cravings,' i thought this could be one of two things.

    The first thing that acme to mind was getting naked with someone who has also just worked out.

    The other was food. I used to live halfway between my gym and a burrito joint and there were many times i would torpedo my workout by going straight to the other place for a plate of nachos and a burrito. Now i have to drive to the gym and the worst thing i do after is go to the whole foods salad/hot food bar -- the food is good and healthy stuff, but usually i'm really hungry and they charge by the pound, and it can get pricey, especially when you're having like brown rice and curried tofu and marinated mushrooms and chicken or tuna salad....
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    Jan 22, 2009 9:54 PM GMT
    The cravings are just a symptom of low blood sugar, and your body telling you to eat. Eating as little as 10 grams of fast carbs (a single piece of candy) will "ruin your appetite" and hold you over until you can eat a balanced meal of slow carbs, fast carbs (important post workout), protein and poly and mono saturated fats.

    If these cravings are bad, post workouts, it's indicative that you are under eating. Eat more food throughout the day, and particularly pre-workout, to keep your blood sugar a bit higher. Pre workout, we'll often bring our glucose level over 200, especially on leg day, where just three sets of squats can drop blood sugar to 130. Cravings are the natural way of your body telling you don't have adequate nutrition. Post workout, your glycogen uptake can be extreme and it's real important to get carbed back up and get some protein in that golden hour after resistance training, or any training, for that matter.

    You can get a blood glucose meter anywhere.

    If your blood sugar is below 80, you'll really start to notice a variety of effects. Hypo glcyemia always bothers me, and at about 82, or lower (some folks don't get bothered in the 80's, and can get down in the 60s before they have problems) I'll start having trouble.

    Understand this is all sports science, and applied properly, you can have much greater success.

    Repeating: when you have cravings, it's because your body is telling you that your nutrition is not right. Low blood sugar, or low overall calories, or both.

    EAT.

    Understand this is EXACTLY why fat folks fail in diets that lack carbs, and when they eat in an upside down way, they go off and binge, because their brain is saying feed me (they are undernourished).

    Take this to bed with you:
    Breakfast like a king.
    Dinner like a prince.
    Supper like a pauper.

    It will serve you well.
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    Jan 22, 2009 9:59 PM GMT
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    Jan 23, 2009 4:05 PM GMT
    I crave reese's peanut butter or vanilla ice cream 24/7 -- I don't think it's cause I have low blood sugar -- just because I have a sweet tooth. Ha ha
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    Jan 23, 2009 11:07 PM GMT
    Wow, chucky, thank you for the info. I will put that to good use.
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    Jan 23, 2009 11:53 PM GMT
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    Jan 24, 2009 12:14 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidI crave one thing and one thing only and its really odd.. but I really really want a protein shake after my workout!

    I want the protein, but he doesnt have to shake it at me....I will suck it out. kthxbai
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    Jan 24, 2009 12:27 AM GMT
    BEER !!!!