Yes, planning a meal around gym time is hard, especially because technically you shouldnt eat anything for an hour or so after you workout except for about 40 to 50 grams of pure protein isolate (a quick water & whey mix). I did a ton of research before I started BFL so I knew what to do, when to do it and why.
I found the best way to calm my hunger anxiety if I've misplanned meals and gym time is by drinking Tension Tamer herbal tea (I think it's from celestial seasons?) when I get home while waiting for that hour to go by before I have a meal. For whatever reason it really does the trick in making me less frantic about food.
Hope that helps in some way :0) Make it a great D3 for you!
My journey: http://annakristina-bfl.blogspot.com/
Thanks Anna, that's actually really helpful. I was more worried about missing my 6pm meal time - so was trying to get it in as soon as possible, but if I'm hearing you right, I'm better off to way until 7 if that's an hour after gym time.
Yea! Exactly. So if you can swing it to have a meal 90 minutes prior to your workout, then take an immediate 40 to 50gms of protein after workout, then have a meal at least one hour after the workout.
I swear by that tension tamer tea btw.. I dont know if you ever experience this, but I actually get irritable after working out - it may be due to hunger spikes.. and that tea works like a charm
Sorry, I am being a dummy - what I MEANT to say was 40 to 50 CALORIES (not grams) of protein which would = about 10 to 12 grams of protein right after the workout... I hate that I dont proof read my shtuff :-/
Had a great work out this morning but i have been hungry all day.
I think i need to do some work on my meals. I have had six small meals with protein and carb with each and four included veg but they have not kept me going.
I think my portions might be too small, worried about eating too much!
Anyone else having the same problem?
Anna i will try what you have said about immediate protien after the workout.
I think the "fist full / handful" measurement is a difficult one to gauge. It somewhat annoys me to be honest because I am a tad OCD about certain things... like exact measurements and exact calories, etc. So, yes, mumofone, I am with you there... that's why I pretty much just do my carb as 1 piece of fruit (since nature already made it pre-portioned) and the protein a half a can to a full can of chicken breast or tuna fish... the cals are so low on both of those that I dont think I can go too wrong. Dinner is where I have the biggest problem because i actually want to eat a meal that doesnt look.act like a diet!
Happy 4th Day everyone!! Hope things are going well for all of you!! So far, so good here. A little sorer from the LBWO then I expected, but that's a good thing I suppose. Looking forward to my free day on Sunday!!
Day 4 - I did legs yesterday on Day 3. After work I will spin for 20 minutes. So far I am down 5 1/2 lbs in a few days, but I am no lightweight. Started @ 268.8 and 26% body fat standing 6 ft. I just look at my pics if I need motivation.
Hi everyone. My D4 workout so far ... wait for it ... shoveling snow. Hope to get to the gym later, but my morning got thrown due to weather.
Honestly, though, I don't think the shoveling snow was a bad workout. And, really, that's the reason I'm doing this: so I can just go around like a regular person and do whatever (shovel snow, for instance) and not feel like I just ate a rhinoceros.
So, from that standpoint, I'm calling it a win.
Have a great day, everyone. Best of luck on D4.
(And hey, great job Texaninlild. Way to hit the ground running.)
"If you're gonna be a bear, be a grizzly."
End of day 4 and i feel much better, legs a little stiff but i have not been hungry all day and i feel great. Does feel like i am eating too much though!
Texaninlild- sounds like you are off to a great start keep up the good work.
I'm new to this website, I found this group of Body for Lifers by the start dates in Feb. Already on week two of my challenge and have already completed 8 work outs!! So just looking for friends and someone to hold me accountable to workout and help motivate each other! :)
For those that hate trying to track down calorie counts and nutritional values My Daily Plate on the Livestrong website is a good tracker for nutritional values. They have a fairly large database of information, so enter what you ate and the nutritional values are populated for you.
Hey you guys,
D3 for me and I am sore head to toe. I hiked steep-incline switchbacks for a mile and then ran down on D1 for cardio, then D2 I did upper (omg, didn't know I had chest muscles til now, haha - they are sore!!!), then did sprint interval training on the treadmill first thing this morning w/no coffee or food and it was amazing. I felt like I was going to puke when I was done and almost failed completely on the last 2 minutes. D4 will be LBWO for me and I am really excited about it.
Diet has been great with no slip ups (sure it's only 3 days, but.. still...)
The biggest thing I am excited about is weighing myself at the start of Wk2 and taking progress pics. I feel so energized - this program, I really feel, is what my body has been craving.
Great to read all your posts today!! Keep it up.. I'm watching you 8-)
I had an AWESOME UB workout today. I am so proud of myself so far!
Here is what I am eating today (taken from myfitnesspal)
Kroger - Caramel Vanilla Coffee Creamer - Lactose Free, 4 tbsp
Homemade - Fruit Smoothie , 16 oz
Apples - Raw, with skin, 1 cup, quartered or chopped
Green Bell Pepper - Green Bell Pepper, 0.5 Bell Pepper
Kroger Rotisserie - Turkey Breast, 4.5 oz
Eggs - Hard-boiled (whole egg), 1 large
Generic - Orange, 1 large
Kroger - Beef Jerky Original (12oz), 1 oz
Kashi - Go Lean Cereal (Net Carbs), 26 g
Milk - Nonfat (fat free or skim), 1 cup
Blue Diamond - Roasted Salted Almonds, 1 oz (28 nuts)
Evening Snack - will probably be asleep by then!
Day 5 - 6lbs down. I expect the honeymoon weight loss to continue for another week and then it will start to crawl as my body adjust. Upper today...do not want to go buck wild on our day off and undo what I have done so far.
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