Pre Workout

Nutrition And Supplements
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I'm looking for a good pre-workout supplement, any feedback is greatly appreciated!
December 04, 2013 | Login to Respond
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Ben Says:
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Hey Brenda!

What time of the day do you usually work-out and are you taking any supplements right now??
December 05, 2013
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Brenda_McClain Says:
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I work out late at night. I take fish oil, vitamin D, and maca powder.
December 08, 2013
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If you're working out late at night I wouldn't suggest any pre-workout supplements as most contain caffeine and other ingredients to give your body a kickstart!

I'd suggest you eat a well balanced meal (pro/fat/carbs) an hour or two before you train and if that isn't possible, try to eat a banana 45 minutes beforehand. A banana is a great high GI (glycemic index) snack that will digest easily and quickly and give you a short dose of natural sugar!

Have you ever taken coconut oil or MCT oil? MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides and is a fraction of the whole oil. I take both MCT and coconut oil. I also take fish oil, eat hemp seeds and take hemp and or whey protein powder post workout.
December 09, 2013
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I forgot to say that I was taking red maca powder as well but stopped after a few months because I didn't really like the earthy, nutty taste.
December 09, 2013
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Brenda_McClain Says:
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Ben, on that note.. how can I calculate how many grams of carb/fat/protein I should be eating each day to aid in fat loss and building muscle? Thank you.
December 10, 2013
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Hey Brenda,

If you want to build lean muscle mass and burn fat at the same time, here are some guidelines.

By weight, your food composition should be approx. 65% plant foods and approx. 35% meats, fats and oils.

Consume at least 70-100 grams of protein a day up to one gram of protein per pound of ideal body weight. For example, 6 oz. of lean beef or turkey contains upwards of 50 grams of protein, a cup of cottage cheese 28 grams and an egg 6 grams.

Limit your carbs to 100-150 grams per day, preferably from colorful, high fiber vegetables and fruit. Try to avoid grains, sugar and anything packaged, pre-made or frozen.
December 12, 2013
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Brenda_McClain Says:
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Thank you Ben!
December 14, 2013

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