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3squaremeals



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:29 pm    Post subject: Post workout snack Reply with quote

I workout at the gym 4-5 times a week around 8/9pm. Everywhere I read it says I should have a post workout snack to replenish protein and carbs and help repair the muscles. But that doesn't fit in with No S, therefore would a glass of milk be ok? It's a source of protein and carbs without breaking the No S rules
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oolala53



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That recommendation comes from goals outside of No S. That's probably IDEAL for building muscle, but No S isn't about the most muscle. I doubt not eating then is going to turn your muscles to wisps. But if you're actually hungry (I hardly ever get hungry until hours after a workout), it's within the guidelines.

I sometimes read blogs by Brad Pilon, a fasting advocate and former body builder still with a stunning physique. Granted, he works from home so has discretion over his time, but he times his workouts just before a meal, often when he has fasted for over 20 hours. Don't know if you have that option. Probably not; if you could work out earlier, you probably would.

I'd bet that early colonist farmers and even later ones tilling and doing other hard labor into the night didn't have anything before they went to bed. Maybe they had a glass of milk? Wink I could be dead wrong.

Okay, you see my bias. But I support whatever habit you want to reinforce.
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TigerCrane



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an easy question : that's not a snack, that's a meal. Remember, that there is no rule about how many meals you can eat. I eat four, but one of them is an egg, another is frequently a protein shake. The thing that makes it a "snack" is that it's unplanned, not the size.
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Over43



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, a glass of milk is OK. Whole milk while you are at it. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over43 wrote:
Yes, a glass of milk is OK. Whole milk while you are at it. Wink


Or glass of chocolate Milk. you can feel the nutrients going right to tired muscles like an IV, lol.
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oolala53



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still say you should consider experimenting with dropping it. It could just be continuing a habit of eating at night. I'm not one to think that eating before bed is evil, but it does negate some benefits of a longer overnight fast.

Your call, of course.
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Whosonfirst



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought we were talking post workout snack?; when an infusion of protein is usually a good thing. Carbs before workout(if heavy) and protein and some carbs afterwards give you a needed pickup. Heavy workouts right before bedtime are usually not a great sleep inducer.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm aware of the recommendation as ideal. I saw it as a comparison to the general advice that snacks in general are needed. I can see how that was a misreading. 3squares, I apologize if I've muddied the water. Drink away!

But you may have to change your username to 3squares&aroundmeal. Wink
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Desert Rat



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Or glass of chocolate Milk. you can feel the nutrients going right to tired muscles like an IV, lol.


I read an excellent book recently, "The First 20 Minutes" (so titled because you get the most benefit from the first 20 minutes of exercise). It recommended chocolate milk as a post-workout recovery drink.
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3squaremeals



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops I forgot about this thread. I think I will just stick to a glass of whole milk as I don't class that as a snack or meal. I only have it to replenish my muscles after a workout. I do fairly heavy weights so I think it is necessary to prevent injury from muscles to repairing properly.
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