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Tuesday, 01 September 2020 12:32

Fueling up before, after, or DURING a workout?

I’ve written a lot on this one before, of course . . .

. . . but as I “saw” (or so it seems, at any rate)  my daughter gorging on cornflakes of all things in the middle of the afternoon, no less, I was struck with the idea to write this.

Now I don’t know if she was actually eating them, but she did have a bowl in her hand – minus the milk of course, hehe. If there is one thing my daughter won’t drink it’s milk (unless it’s with loads of gooey, icky, chocolate syrup on it. Eww!!!).

And so since she apparently was, and then she asked me about “should I take this with me to workout Dad (as a snack)”, I am writing to you about it too!

Now, you’re well versed with my opinion on the first two options in the question, of course (or ardent readers of this newsletter probably are, at any rate).

I’ve made no secret of the FACT that it’s far, far better to work out on an empty stomach than on a FULL stomach, or semi full.

Despite what the so called experts say, my best results have come from following a “diet” entirely opposite that of what the “experts” seemingly recommend.

And NOT by eating the meal they consider the most important of the day either . . .

Now, you’ll have to dive into the Simple and Effective Diet (and especially the intro, oh, and by the way, the manual is yours FREE with a purchase of the 0 Excuses Fitness System!) to find out more about this.

But suffice it to say that as far as eating AFTER a workout goes, YES, often times I’ll eat well after a workout.

Not “stuff” myself, although I do that on occasion, but usually, I have a good meal, and that’s that.

Usually an hour or so after working out.

And usually NOT before 530 in the evening, if that makes sense!

Hey. IT works for me, it works for my students, and it works AMAZINGLY and blindingly fast does this “strange” technique of doing things if you only let it! ?

And often times, I’ll eat HOURS after my workout. Not just an hour. Hours.

Often times I’ll stay on an empty stomach the entire day, and have some of my BEST damned workouts that way!

But as for the million dollar question, fueling DURING a workout?

Well, I’d say NO to it personally, even during extreme “ironman” like workouts.

But my goals of working out are different from the average Joe’ of course!

If your goals entail (as many people’s do!) preening and posing in front of the mirrors at the gym, by all means sip latte and “snack” on some rubbish the so called experts advocate. Go for it.

If your goals are “to lose a bit of weight”, but nothing spectacular, go for it.

If your goals are “the usual workout”, and “you feel hungry during your workout”, then if you really must, go for it.

But I’d only personally do it in case the workout was really extreme, and not even probably in that case.

And as for million dollar question #2.

Will it hurt my results?

In most cases, I’d say yes.

But if you’re going through extreme 100 pull-up and 100 handstand pushup workouts, or if you’re going through workouts where you climb steep hills in the middle of the day in blazing heat - - and 5 times per workout at that followed by a 100 pushups and 50 pull-ups, then it might help.

And probably won’t hurt your results any either way.

The key is though, if you’re keeping it that extreme!

And even in that case, I’d say probably NOT.

And as for what I told my daughter, and what she apparently did? Well, you’ll have to wait a bit for that one! ?

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – The 0 Excuses Fitness System is FULL of (choc-a-BLOC full of) golden nuggets of wisdom such as THIS. Pick up your copy right HERE.

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