Nutrition and workout

Orochimaru

New Member
Hi Cathe,

I have been training for more than 4 months now with your DVDs and I love it. I know nutrition is an important https://trackeasy.fun/usps/ https://showbox.tools/ factor to consider while training seriously. I am wondering what is the best food to eat before and after a workout.

I wake up at 4:55 AM and start training at 5:05. What should I eat?

Is a chocolate milk good after any kind of workout? Is it good before?

Thanks.
 
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Bobbi

Cathlete
Hi. I am Bobbi. I used to work out with Cathe but now need to get going again. Nutrition is simple. Complex carbs should make up the majority of your calories. Carbs fuel Protein to build and repair muscle. Lean but do indulge at times. Fat is not evil and saturated fat tastes great. Moderation in all things. I love a great extra virgin olive oil while sneaking in butte, sour cream, and cheese in small, delicious amounts will satisfy the palate. I don't have much of a sweet tooth. I avoid high fructose corn syrup, use sugar. Nothing is evil. Everything in moderation. Pasta is fine. The no gluten "gluten free" is for the small percentage who cannot deal with gluten. I say "Food is love." Food is life. Life is to be enjoyed. Just don't overdo anything.
 

snowlover

Cathlete
Thank you Bobbi for writing what I often share with people. It always amazes me when they essentially claim food is evil. I once was eating freshly cut pineapple for part of my lunch and a coworker told me that it was a bad thing to eat because it was full of sugar. People really need to educate themselves! If you are athletic people often think you eat salads all the time because they are "healthy" (I personally hate salads but I do eat vegetables and fruits on a regular basis). I think it is especially funny when those who try to criticize what I eat couldn't even make it through a Cathe warmup!
At any rate, I do my best to eat real food and cook for myself.
 

Bobbi

Cathlete
Thank you Bobbi for writing what I often share with people. It always amazes me when they essentially claim food is evil. I once was eating freshly cut pineapple for part of my lunch and a coworker told me that it was a bad thing to eat because it was full of sugar. People really need to educate themselves! If you are athletic people often think you eat salads all the time because they are "healthy" (I personally hate salads but I do eat vegetables and fruits on a regular basis). I think it is especially funny when those who try to criticize what I eat couldn't even make it through a Cathe warmup!
At any rate, I do my best to eat real food and cook for myself.
Food is love. Find a stray. Feed it. Grumpy kid. Hungry? I have watched people buy fat-free everything and thought, no! Put a little fat, saturated fat, and you get the mouthfeel and a full belly. Anti-carb people drive me crazy. Carbohydrates are energy. Yes, adding protein helped to develop our big brains, but too much damages kidneys. I studied nutrition eons ago. Sensible, healthy eating has not changed. Thank you for being a proponent of that.
 

Hazlady

Cathlete
The key is to eat sensibly and ensure you are getting the right amount of nutrients for your energy level. Listen to your body. Whatever you eat before a workout you don't want it to be sitting heavy in your stomach during the workout. So you either need something light, or to wait a period of time before beginning your workout. Protein and complex carbs are recommended for post workout recovery to help repair muscles. Also keep hydrated.
 

112toGuru

Cathlete
Hello O,

I use the How Not to Die app, I'm a check all the boxes gal, you can pick the healthiest of types of food you like, if you're getting most daily & weekly, it's good. Preparation will divide a few people, it's easier for me to just focus on greens, beans, fruits, nuts & seeds, etc., etc. There's an exercise box on there too. Thought the book was great.
 

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