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    Im finding it hard to get enough cals on workout days, would it be so bad to down a can of coconut milk?

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    No, not bad at all. The medium-chain triglycerides will be used for energy and have a very low propensity for getting turned to fat. That's just their nature.


    Just make sure not to forgo nutrient-dense food for coconut products. Coconut doesn't have any micronutrients so make sure to still be getting your meats and veggies.

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      O ok good to hear. Yeah normally on non-workout days I am ok and I eat lots of veggies and meat but when i walk to the gym and workout(45 mins) then walk back, i end up burning 700-800 calories (according to my HR monitor). No way I could stomach 800 cals of more meat and veggies. Never had this problem w/ CW, who would of knew that i would have a hard time eating more! amazing!

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        700-800 in a workout? Whoa! In that case a whole can of coconut milk is the absolute perfect thing to have afterwards.


        Here. This is an excellent read (if you ignore the hints that there is something wrong with long-chain saturated fats. They are correct regarding coconut nonetheless). http://marty.dragondoor.com/2010/02/...the-lipid.html

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          A whole can? I don't know how you could stand the consistency of it. :P

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            @paleo_piper: Its delicious!! I like to freeze it for an hour or so, then it has the consistency of ice cream

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              Oooh, making it ice cream. That's a good idea. Will have to try that out soon.

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                i'm thinking about pulling out all dairy for a month. think coconut milk will keep me sane.

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                  "Its delicious!! I like to freeze it for an hour or so, then it has the consistency of ice cream "


                  mmmmm..... I bet if you added chocolate to it....

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                    Although we all know calories don't matter, I'll still add this: HR monitors and other electronic whozawhatzes are notoriously unreliable in showing actual calories spent. (i.e. what you see on the screen can be 30, 40 or 60 percent higher than reality). I'd use those readouts with extreme caution, especially if I was going to forcibly adjust my eating habits as a result of them.


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                      I agree with Brian. At best, an accurate readout will include calories burned by your base metabolic rate, ie. just being alive, which can be about 100 calories an hour.


                      So I&#39;m wondering how you /know/ you&#39;re not getting enough calories on workout days. No need to go stuffing yourself regularly if you don&#39;t feel hungry enough for it.

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                        @brian and @primal child- well i know that I barely get enough on normal days (usually i avg out at about 1400-1500 with trying hard) so working off even an extra 500 cals would be hard to eat back. My HR monitor has been pretty accurate in the past in my lifting days, I go through a big formula to get the correct amt of calories im burning(or as correct as I can be with my resting HR, and a bunch of other factors in there). But yeah, if im totally stuffed I wont eat but sometimes if i dont eat i get way tired the next day.

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