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5/2/08 1:34 PM
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Izzy
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Edited: 05/03/08 2:24 PM
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Alright post 'em...What is your best recipe before a CARDIO workout to give you lots of energy but little to no nasuea. I need some suggestions.

So Far I got:
- Half Baked potoato w/ cottage cheese
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- Whole grain Toast with Low Sugar peanut butter; plus some almonds
5/6/08 10:09 AM
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I don't know about before a cardio workout, it doesn't really affect me that much. For a heavy lifting workout, I like to eat a pasta dish about an hour before.
5/7/08 1:30 AM
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I usually just snack on some dried fruit on the way to the gym.

Home dried, that that sugar-loaded store-bought shit.
5/8/08 9:02 PM
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It doesn't really affect me that much, either, but I don't run 8 miles or anything.  Usually, a berry-based smoothie does the trick.   I do about 1/2 blueberries, 1/4 strawberries and 1/4 blackberries, enough to fill up to the 26 ounce line on my blender.  Pour soy milk or skim milk until it fills in the gaps.  Top off with a few tbsp of protein powder, a handful of goji berries, a multivitamin and squeeze about 1 tbsp of honey. 


If the berries are frozen, before you put the milk in, fill it up with scalding hot tap water and let it sit for a few minutes, then drain it out.  That should be enough to thaw them.  You might want to add a handful of ice if you do this or else it might be lukewarm, which isn't that appetizing.


26 oz seems to be a good amount for me.  I feel that a pint isn't quite enough and I can get hungry, but a whole quart is too much to drink.


This is extremely nutritious, very high in antioxidents and full of carbs.  It's also full of calories and sugars, so watch out there.

5/8/08 9:05 PM
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FWIW, you can probably leave out the honey, but I find that a pure berry smoothie is too sour without it.  If you use vanilla soy milk or something, that may compensate.


On that note, you can add a little of vanilla extract too.  Some plain yogurt will also add a richness to it.

5/11/08 7:59 PM
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Elias Cepeda
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 I've recently felt real good with some fruit (apple, banana, orange) about a half hour before or less

5/15/08 5:21 PM
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I eat a banana a half hour or so before, and a CLIF bar an hour or so before.

The CLIF bar is just to keep me from being hungry since I am about to go twice as long as usual without eating.

As far as having energy, I feel fine with doing just the banana or 2, sometimes have had the CLIF bar too close to workout and training partners paid the price.

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