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Old 08-12-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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Question A good breakfast that doubles as PWO?

First post here, just wanted to get some thoughts from people who work out in the early morning (after breakfast) like I do. Want to get some good breakfast ideas that double as a pre workout when I'm in the gym an hour later.

Currently, I'm eating 4 whole eggs, 3oz steak, 1 large banana plus other fruits (fruit salad) and 12oz of coffee.

Sometimes it feels like I'm running out of energy in the gym, should also be noted that I'm trying paleo so the lack of carbs could be why. I'm just looking for a high calorie, high protein breakfast that will fuel me through a hard workout.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:02 PM   #2
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Re: A good breakfast that doubles as PWO?

Just curious, how long after you're done eating breakfast do you start your workout?

I train at 5AM and do so fasted with no issue. I'll take some BCAA or even a PWO if I'm feeling really tired and need a kick start
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:19 PM   #3
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Re: A good breakfast that doubles as PWO?

Throw in some oats
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:19 PM   #4
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Just curious, how long after you're done eating breakfast do you start your workout?

I train at 5AM and do so fasted with no issue. I'll take some BCAA or even a PWO if I'm feeling really tired and need a kick start
Usually an hour. No way am I working out on an empty stomach though, I'm starving in the morning, fast metabolism.

I'm also doing 531 so I need some kind of food in my stomach to move heavy weight.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:28 PM   #5
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Re: A good breakfast that doubles as PWO?

Muesli with either low fat (1%) milk or soy milk if you want to keep it Paleo.

Prepare it the night before so the oats have time to soften and you can eat it cold straight out of the fridge.

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Old 08-12-2014, 01:36 PM   #6
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Muesli with either low fat (1%) milk or soy milk if you want to keep it Paleo.

Prepare it the night before so the oats have time to soften and you can eat it cold straight out of the fridge.

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I'm considering dropping the paleo, I thought it would save me money dropping grains and dairy, which I think it has, but I miss some foods. I'm kind of doing a modified paleo, still use whey, PB and little things like artificial sweeteners.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:42 PM   #7
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I'm considering dropping the paleo, I thought it would save me money dropping grains and dairy, which I think it has, but I miss some foods. I'm kind of doing a modified paleo, still use whey, PB and little things like artificial sweeteners.
If you don't have food allergies to the non-paleo foods there is no reason to deprive yourself of them. You can still be plenty healthy eating grains, dairy, and legumes, the paleo diet is not magical.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:44 PM   #8
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If you don't have food allergies to the non-paleo foods there is no reason to deprive yourself of them. You can still be plenty healthy eating grains, dairy, and legumes, the paleo diet is not magical.
Just wanted to try it. Grain kinda makes me bloat and I'm mildly lactose intolerant
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:18 PM   #9
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Re: A good breakfast that doubles as PWO?

What is your dinner like? If you have a big enough meal before bedtime (2-3h prior) there should be no issues even if working out fasted.
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Just wanted to try it. Grain kinda makes me bloat and I'm mildly lactose intolerant
I am the same, certain grains will make me bloat and I can't use protein powder that is whey concentrate. Just try out different things and see how they work, I know I can have things like oatmeal or sourdough bread but certain brands of whole wheat bread will wreck me. I usually eat a bowl of cereal as part of my breakfast every morning and have found that some are much better than others in terms of bloating issues/stomach sensitivity.
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