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7 Mistakes that Make You Look Like a Weakling (And 7 MUST do’s)

By Nader Qudimat / Sep 11, 2014
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  • Tom says:

    You don’t “NEED” a pre workout meal. You’re just fine running on ketones and stored body fat if you are fat adapted. and if you do choose to eat before carbs are definitely NOT needed. you’ll be fine with protein and fat.

    • Nader says:

      Tom, you’re 100% right. Carbs are not needed, BUT if you’re close to your workout, and you need something quick to digest, carbs (ie: banana) is the way to go. Protein and fats can take a long time to digest, unless the protein was coming from a protein shake. I myself workout first thing in the morning, so my pre workout meal is usually a banana.

      And one last thing, pre workout meals doesn’t have to be that close to a workout. It could be something that’s consumed 6 hours prior to it!

      Thank you for your comment!

      • Tom says:

        If a workout is shorter than an hour then there should be plenty of glucose in your system to fuel it just fine as long as you are eating enough fat and protein ( no need to eat carbs at all but that is a choice some people make ).
        What I meant by “fueled by fat” is that if you keep your carb intake very low, your body will learn to use fat and ketones as its primary fuel and save what ever sugar there is left for parts of brain, red blood cells and central nervous system and those “all out” efforts.
        You might not be able to do a crazy 60 min crossfit workout but will probably be able to lift heavy weights pretty well. I do that all the time. Mostly in fasted state and I am a big guy ( 112 kg ) and stopped eating pre and post workout a year ago when I went paleo/primal. Never looked back.
        also you can take MCT oil prior to a workout. very quickly digested and gives you more bang for your buck when it comes to energy.

  • Nader says:

    I understand what you mean about carbs and fats, it makes sense that the body can adapt to using fats and proteins while saving the glucose for the brain.

    Were you skinny or overweight when you first started working out in a fasted state?

    I actually looked into MCT oil and as I remember, the prices were steep for the ones that seemed to be organic and natural.

    I’ll have to write an article about fasted workouts. Many people believe they NEED to eat or they’ll lose gains. Thanks for your input, Tom!


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