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    When it says to "take on an empty stomach," how many hours is that?

    A lot of supplements say to "take on an empty stomach." So how many hours after a good sized meal is considered to be on an empty stomach? I typically wait 3 hours but I was wondering if that might be a little too much or just right.. or maybe not long enough.
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    after food I wait 1.5-2 hours, after a shake an hour is adequate
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    this is the part where you log at what times you eat before you workout,

    then find the right spot from looking at your logs.

    We don't know how fast you digest food, so I really don't know how to answer this, its just knowing your body,

    Depends on how much you had ate or how little you ate, it really doesn't matter a WHOLE LOT, unless it will mess up the lining of your stomach.
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    Originally Posted by shot_gun View Post
    this is the part where you log at what times you eat before you workout,

    then find the right spot from looking at your logs.
    Well heres what I do now..

    6am- wake up
    6:30am- eat breakfast (2 cups rice, tuna patty, 3 eggs, 1 piece of bread)
    9:00-9:30am- 1 scoop casein protein with 3oz of unsalted almonds
    12:30pm- eat lunch (2 cups rice, and another tuna patty)
    3:30- take my preworkout sups that say to take on an empty sotmach
    4:15- start working out

    and yeah, then of course there's dinner and my after workout meal but I don't think that's really needed for this..
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    That sounds empty enough to me
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    Originally Posted by shot_gun View Post
    this is the part where you log at what times you eat before you workout,

    then find the right spot from looking at your logs.

    We don't know how fast you digest food, so I really don't know how to answer this, its just knowing your body,

    Depends on how much you had ate or how little you ate, it really doesn't matter a WHOLE LOT, unless it will mess up the lining of your stomach.
    I agree with everything except bolded. It certainly matters, especially for pre workouts. A lot of the stims get absorbed through the stomach, so if there is food in it interfering, you won't get the effects you desire.

    However, a good rule of thumb is about 1.5-2hours after an average size meal.
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    you might want to throw in a small potato around 2:15

    that a long stretch from 12:30 to 3:30
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    Originally Posted by shot_gun View Post
    you might want to throw in a small potato around 2:15

    that a long stretch from 12:30 to 3:30
    Dude it's not like he is going to start breaking down from not eating every 3 hours..
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    Originally Posted by longhorns_p View Post
    after food I wait 1.5-2 hours, after a shake an hour is adequate
    Originally Posted by CajunPballer View Post
    I agree with everything except bolded. It certainly matters, especially for pre workouts. A lot of the stims, get absorbed through the stomach, so if there is food in it interfering, you won't get the effects you desire.

    However, a good rule of thumb is about 1.5-2hours after an average size meal.
    So it sounds like that maybe 2 hours would be fine instead of waiting for 3?
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    Originally Posted by sl4vik View Post
    Dude it's not like he is going to start breaking down from not eating every 3 hours..
    didn't say he was (not flamming or being a smart a )


    it's just a recommendation, for the extra boost of carbs for a better pump and better energy.
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    Yeah I usually wait around 1.5 hours so try that man
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    ill usually only have something small about a half an hour before i take jack3d even though it doesnt say you have to take it on an empty stomach...hmm maybe ill try taking it on 2 hrs without food since it doesnt seem to give me the boost i expect
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    Originally Posted by vinnymac25 View Post
    ill usually only have something small about a half an hour before i take jack3d even though it doesnt say you have to take it on an empty stomach...hmm maybe ill try taking it on 2 hrs without food since it doesnt seem to give me the boost i expect
    I took 2 scoops of Jack3d one time without eating for about 2-3 hours.. wow, that was an intense workout. Lol.
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