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Frank Menendez 07-24-2007 09:58 AM

One thing I haven't really experimented with is changing my caloric intake during non-WOD days. Even when I was strickly into weight training, I kept my intake the same on non-workout days.

I just had an interesting experience. Before starting today's WOD I was a little hungry, once I finished the workout and was halfway done with my customary 3 block post-workout snack, I realize I was about to eat the rest simply for the sake of habit! I decided to stop and right now I don't feel hungry at all! I had breakfast at 7:30 and usually eat my next meal at aroun d3.

I need to watch this more closely, particularly if it has more to do with thirst than with hunger, but if this is the case, then arguably eating a 3 block snack on days I don't workout is likely to be excess calories!

Do you folks change your intake on non-WOD days? Does your post-workout snack/shake (if applicable) change in quantity according to "how your body feels after the workout?"

Thanks in advance!

Frank Menendez 07-26-2007 05:19 AM


Matt DeMinico 07-26-2007 06:23 AM

I don't know that I would change it, remember your non-WOD days are recovery days, and recovery is what makes you stronger after a workout, not the workout itself. If you don't give your body the proper "materials" to rebuild itself, you won't have as better results. At least that's may opinion.

Craig Van De Walker 07-26-2007 07:05 AM

If I have a single day off I do not lower my food intake. That being said I feel my intake is pretty dialed in.

If I am not even sure I would if I was off for less than a week, but I do not want to lean out anymore than I am.

I think the bigger question is where your diet and body are at compared to your weight goals? Are you trying to gain muscle if so definitely don't cut back on off days. Do you still have a few to lose? Maybe you should re-evaluate whether your block count is high...

Douglas W. Hathaway 07-27-2007 01:41 AM

I usually eat about one less meal (the post workout shake, for obvious reasons), but make up for it a little bit in the other meals. So I probably eat little bit less, but not much, and the food that I eat on non WOD days is more proteins and fats as compared to carbs on WOD days.
Did I read right that you said you ate Breakfast around 7:30, and then didn't eat again until 3? IMHO, if that is true, I would recommend not going 8 hrs without eating unless it's when you're sleeping. That would be a surefire way to get hungry!

Robert Olajos 07-27-2007 08:00 AM

I asked a similar question a few months back:


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