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Thread: No energy on Primal diet :(

  1. #41
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    Nov 2011
    SW England, UK
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    Your heart rate is important. I do easy satisfying low-level cardio at a heart rate of around 105-125 bpm. Starch is certainly optimal post-workout and preferable to sugar if you are looking for lean gains. White rice is the best source of carbs for spiking your insulin post-workout and building muscle.

    Starch pre-workout has more value for strength-building.

    I'm doing both.
    F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

  2. #42
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    Oct 2012
    Quote Originally Posted by lucy1984 View Post
    This was part of the reason I left the primal way of eating last time. I was on it for months and never seemed to be able to switch from sugar-burner to fat burner...
    Any tips on what I can do nutritionally to give me some energy back?
    I'd try adding a bunch of coconut oil to your diet.

  3. #43
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    when I was struggling with recovery issues a runner friend recommended "base training" low/med heart rate for long time/distance, for me at the time ment 120-130bpm and about run/walk 3-5mph. a month of that and my issues seem to have disapeared

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