Best PWO carb choices

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by abercrombie3f, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. Espi

    Espi perfumes, not chocolate!

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    Yes, I know, but the fruit has a lot of nutritional properties, starches aren't getting digested properly and glucose is giving me serious problems.
    Fructose is nice for being a slow-release carb and provided you start early in the training it's still 'there' in time.
     
  2. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F A Grade Asshat

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    except that she said sucrose, which is pretty much is as good post workout as anything.
     
  3. lynn

    lynn Psst...I know The SECRET

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    I don't know how you could eat sugary cereals..for me that would be a trigger..I'll stick to clean carbs (yes I make sure I wash them)
     
  4. jackieleigh

    jackieleigh is back at it ;)

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    I can stick to "unclean" carbs as long as I have a plan. So I guess one would have to experiment and make sure they can handle it
     
  5. AugustGirl

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    Can you explain why fructose is not an ideal PWO carb choice. Sorry for the ignorance! :oops:
     
  6. jaleena

    jaleena Banned

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    It preferentially replenishes liver glycogen rather than muscle glycogen.
     
  7. AugustGirl

    AugustGirl Member

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    thank you :)
     
  8. Espi

    Espi perfumes, not chocolate!

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    And that's why I don't eat it after the WO but before and during. And also said to use high-sucrose jams.
    Glucose makes me feel weird, unless it's sipped which isn't any fun at all.
    Maltodextrin is good too for sipping but again, no fun at all and no nutritional value.

    I've tried for nearly 2 years to make post-WO carbs work and frankly gave up a while ago.. and as a result, am getting better results than ever as I can finally control what I'm eating. If I do come short in carbs, I'll be getting the surplus at night time as legumes or potatoes and have an awesome sleep! Carbs put me asleep on any other moment of the day outside lifting or at breakfast.

    Plus they make me forget I'm on a diet, actually they make me forget just about anything and diet is the las't I'm concerned with on that moment.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2006
  9. char-dawg

    char-dawg Mr. Observant

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    It's also a slower-release carb, which means less of an insulin spike, which is not what you want PWO.

    Someone mentioned dates. That sounds like something really tasty and to the point for PWO. Think I'll try that sometime soon... :drool:
     
  10. Iron Will

    Iron Will Because I'm Awesome Thats Why.

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    I eat lucky charms PWO they're magicly delicious!
     
  11. smuggie

    smuggie Maureen aka Mo

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    I'll be eating chocolate Lucky Charms PWO tonight. :drool:
     
  12. Iron Will

    Iron Will Because I'm Awesome Thats Why.

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    Those are D-lish too! :shhh:
     
  13. abercrombie3f

    abercrombie3f Member

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    what brand of bagels are your guys' favorite PWO?
     
  14. Numb One

    Numb One New Member

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    Lenders bagels seem to be a good size for my needs. I like the plain kind.
     
  15. jackieleigh

    jackieleigh is back at it ;)

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    I like Lenders too..the blueberry ones preferably
     
  16. Inatic

    Inatic Ya Gotta Wanna! Moderator

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    Panera is an all time favorite here but when we cant or dont Blueberry and Cinn Raisin are a fav here too.
     
  17. Cass

    Cass Well-Known Member

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    :yeahthat:
     
  18. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F A Grade Asshat

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    its not the fact that its slower release that causes the lower insulin spike, its that fructose doesnt relaly cause an insulin effect at all, not until its taken up by the liver and converted into glucose.

    :D

    and sucrose is fine post workout.

    :yucky: :
     
  19. AugustGirl

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    Bruegger's bagels are the best! :)

    As you might guess from my avatar, I'm partial to the blueberry

    my other faves are whole wheat, pumpernickel, cinnamon raisin, and sourdough
     
  20. smuggie

    smuggie Maureen aka Mo

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    Which ones don't you like? :lol3:
     

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