High five! The Whole30 principle of 'nobody can make you eat what you don't want to eat' applies here, imo. When tofu was all the rage I refused to eat it because it tasted like a dirty dish sponge (in fact a dish sponge might have a better flavor), and guess what... I am better for it. I load half a grass-fed cow, a whole pasteurized hog and hoping for a lamb next year in our freezer, and I buy fish and poultry once in a while to go along with it. Plus eggs, occasional can of fish, raw cheese and home-made quark... proteins covered with tasty spread, in both lean and fatty department. Why waste precious calories on whey when you can have tasty proteins? It's like eating rice cakes instead of a potato.I'm with Leida on this. If it tastes bad and is an artificial powdered food, I don't want to eat it. I'm fine with eating lots of meat anyway. So far today I've eaten half a leg of lamb, an egg and a quail, and I bought two juicy beefsteaks, four pork sausages, a slice of beef liver and 8lb of beef suet, plus a large sweet potato and a bag of dirty new potatoes.
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When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
I think I overtrained. Three days wasn't long enough to recover from the weight lifting, and that's how I hurt my knee cycling. Now I am just resting.
I think the sugar craving was due to underrating, even though I was eating lots by my own standards (and I'm a big guy, I do eat lots). Once I am more into it I'll probably be able to lift more often, but until then I plan to make sure I am fully rested and fully fed before the next session. These last few days I have really enjoyed just sitting about, which is very much not my normal state. It's been nearly a week, and my arms are still tired from Saturday.
So probably the earliest I'll go back to the gym is on Sunday, in two days, if I am not still hungry all the time, and I don't still feel tired.
I think the main thing to focus on is fasting before and a big protein meal afterwards.
I think you should take advice from a forum that actually has people who weight lift
This time I will make sure to do some press ups and will give the bench press a try. No promises. I finally got over the hunger and tiredness yesterday, and after resting all today I feel basically normal again. Today is a full seven days since the last gym visit.
After I am done I am going to make sure to eat much more fat and protein in the following days. I think I really slipped up on that this time, leading to a week of sugar cravings, a most unusual state for me.
Weight lifting is not that complicated and too many people simply waste their time in the gym.
Lift, eat, rest.
Lift a little more, eat , rest
If you want to grow, you need to induce change by overloading your body every workout.
Either by lifting a little more weight or an extra rep. Every workout, the total "work done" needs to be more than the last to ensure continual growth.
And you dont need anywhere near as much food as many people make out.
Yes you need a calorie surplus, but it does need to be massive. Unless you are a genetic freak or juicing, even 500 calories would be too much for most people. The other mistake people make is only having a calorie surplus on lifting days.
Its amazing how many people still think that they grow only on lifting days. Its the minutes, hours and days BETWEEN lifts that you are growing.
Anyway, Im past all that stuff these days. Too old to be getting injured throwing heavy weights around and lighter stuff just doesnt interest me.
And the the best supplement I ever found was steak and eggs :-)