[quote]Belle Curvy wrote:
You guys are morons. Have you ever even trained a person?
An obese woman is NOT going to be training with enough intensity to warrant post workout carbs.
I agree if you replace “post workout” with “peri-workout”. That’s just silly.
I think she should, like most obese people, probably be consuming a regular meal that is consistent with her dietary protocol. Unless that’s a keto diet, we’re looking at meal from healthy ingredients containing fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Sure, it may be beneficial to cut down on the fat and up the carbs slightly for this meal, and it may be useful to consume the meal in liquid form- but at the same time, it’s pretty unlikely that something like Surge is a good choice.
Thank you for such a direct answer!
Okay well I usually have cottage cheese, some chicken and either cereal, or potato. I can of course switch that out.
I have been doing good. I’ve lost 21 lbs which is a lot for me.
I just have come to a halt in the past month. I don’t think I am eating more, I just don’t know.
This is pretty much what my coach recommended for me when in a serious dieting phase. Just take a liquid meal and swap some extra fats for carbs. Some extra calories for more carbs isn’t a big deal and may occasionally be necessary. For example, I tend to be a bit hungrier after a squat workout even if I keep the volume low.
Keeping in mind that we are talking about someone training on a deficit for a long time, there shouldn’t be a real need for a huge PWO carb bomb if you are training intelligently. Basically, if you need a lot of food to recover from your workouts, then you aren’t doing yourself any favors by training with so much volume while cutting.
Seeing that you are a serious weight trainee, I don’t think snacking on some junk PWO is necessarily going to be a bad thing. If you need to cheat and are working hard and enjoy your PWO sugars, I wouldn’t sweat it if that’s what works. But you can’t just binge and let it send your overall calories through the roof or screw the rest of your eating.
Personally, I found the suggestion to find a good regular meal size enormously useful for my diet. Something that fills you up and keeps you satiated for a while. This also makes it really easy to track calories and figure out your body and its hunger signals. And you can always swap off carbohydrate and fat calories depending on whether you are around a workout, just woke up, having a recovery day, whatever. Tracking calories is always a good idea if progress is slowing.
Fasted vs. fed cardio isn’t that important. Just don’t push the workout too long or intensity too high if you are fasted. Personally, if I wake up and am not hungry I might hit the bike before breakfast for 20-30.