I wake up about 7:40am and the first thing I do is workout. I don't have the time to eat something and then wait 30 mins or an hour before working out really. So what is the best pre-workout meal (or fastest acting meal) for when I weight train but have no time to digest a pre-workout meal really?
I've been weight lifting on an empty stomach thus far. In Keto I always thought I would just use up some more fat for my lifts but I've seen different views on whether a pre-workout meal is needed.
Are any of the following good for this type of get-up-and-workout situation? Or do I even need a pre-workout meal at all?
1) Hard-bolied egg
2) Whey protein shake
3) Whey protein + Flaxseed oil
4) Some kind of oil (hey it's keto, is this all I need?)
02-26-2009, 11:12 PM #1
Best pre-workout meal for AM workout
02-26-2009, 11:22 PM #2
02-27-2009, 12:11 AM #3
Thanks for the info but I don't think you really answered my question. I'm asking which pre-workout meal is "best" for eating and then "immediately" working out. So I take it your vote is for eggs. I already have hard-boiled eggs in the fridge, I don't even need to make them in the morning...I can just eat them. I also have whey protein I can drink, oils I can drink, etc.
I'm trying to figure out which of the options I listed are "best" for eating and then immediately working out.
Why are eggs better to eat as opposed to whey protein + flaxseed oil? Or just oil for that matter?
Since being in ketosis completely changes how the body operates it seems, I have no clue how ketosis changes the way I should be setting up for working out.
02-27-2009, 12:28 AM #4
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Yeah, I love how certain people on this forum love being know it alls and acting like cause they have lots of experience with Keto that gives them a right to make useless rude comments.
Personally, I think you're gonna just have to experiment. I do better getting in protein shake with just a few carbs in it pre workout cause I don't like lifting on a full stomach but I have worked out on just some cheese and peanut butter (amazing tasting) and done well.Lost over 100 pounds. Not too bad.
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02-27-2009, 04:31 AM #6
A popular meal is a black coffee with coconut oil melted into it. The CO gives quick energy, so does the coffee.
Very dark chocolate (I like 99%) is supposed to be a NO amplifier, but don't try it if you are prone to puking. Coffee and 99% choclate taste utterly disgusting if you are puking.65% fat, 30% protein, 5% carbs = keto.
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02-27-2009, 11:52 AM #9
Thanks for all the feedback!!
So it seems a good combination of protein and fat (oils etc) is what I'm looking for in a pre-workout meal on Keto.
I used to eat a banana for a pre-workout meal. Yeah can't do that here on Keto so I'm just trying to figure out the needed components.
I think I'll try the eggs and see how that goes. If my body isn't liking that I'll try the protein shake with some flax :-)
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