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    Today, I told my trainer I'm...... Primal.

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    I informed my trainer today that I was going Primal. Having been primarily Paleo for the last year or so (minus my misinformed love for 'healthy' whole grains), he wasn't completely surprised, even at the fact that I showed up in my new Vivo Barefoot shoes and was actually very supportive and interested in my new lifestyle. I have a great trainer!

    One thing he was concerned with though was my immediate post-workout carb consumption, ensuring me that I NEED the insulin boost immediately following our strenuous (Very Primal, Lift heavy things and sprint occasionally) sessions to encourage recovery. I told him I would achieve this with an almond milk, Paleomeal, and organic berry smoothie. He said this was probably not enough but to research other ways to get the boost while staying primal. Ideas?

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    Potatoes will do the trick. Eat some (leaner) meat post-workout too.
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    How about starchy vegetables - potato, sweet potato, etc.

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    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread29944.html

    this guy seems to have a good understanding of carb refeed after a workout. If the thread doesn't give you enough info, you could pm him, good luck
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    I like the potato idea, and I love sweet potato. One of my main issues that I should have mentioned in the post is that this is a difficult option right away. I work at the gym and usually have to grab something quick (the smoothie) before I run to another meeting.

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    Huge glass of milk, since you are now primal and not paleo. Unless you are super-fit though it doesn't seem to matter THAT much.
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    Just pre-cook the sweet potato and take it with you. Cold sweet potatoes are good! I love adding them to my BAS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimalNYC View Post
    I like the potato idea, and I love sweet potato. One of my main issues that I should have mentioned in the post is that this is a difficult option right away. I work at the gym and usually have to grab something quick (the smoothie) before I run to another meeting.
    Try a sweet potato smoothie. They're really thick, but good.
    Ye shall know them by their fruits.

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    You don't need any insulin boost after your workout, that's all b.s.

    I will work out first thing in the morning, go hardcore for 1 1/2hours, finish around 10am, and eat around noon-2pm, never a problem.

    Just eat a normal meal when your hungry.

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    Drinking water makes sense if you actually get sweaty enough, but I just don't get the hype about post-workout eating. Your body is going to use its resources as they are already stored. Why add the stress of digestion to the deal? You won't be getting those nutrients for a long time anyway. Eating a bigger dinner on sprinting day makes sense, and a little extra meat on lifting days. I'm with darkfault. Our bodies can cope just fine without us stuffing our faces.


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