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    True Primal reacted to laura_juggles in pre workout drinks   
    Coffee at most. 
    Those drinks fake you out into feeling like you actually have the energy and then it turns into a vicious cycle of needing them because you're just so dang exhausted. 
    Take an extra rest day as an active recovery day as you need it while you're getting yourself weaned off those drinks. 
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    True Primal reacted to rachelmaria33 in Pre and post workout snack bars   
    Rachel Nicole,
    Do you need a pre and or post workout meal?  I don't.  Sometimes I run first thing in the morning.  Sometimes right after I get off work.  I actually prefer the first in the morning empty stomach runs.  Some people say they "have to" eat something before they run.  I don't.  I am tired of letting other people dictate my food needs.  Try it out, see for yourself.  If I run after work I'll eat lunch between 12:00-12:30 and run at 4:00.  As long as you are eating enough at your meals you may find you do ok with 3 meals still.  For the record I am currently running 5-9 miles 3 times a week.  I have done this when training for a half marathon, I just signed up for my first full marathon and am planning on doing the same.  I don't have a hard time eating big good fatty meals though, either
    I am certainly not saying that you have to do this, or that it's right for everyone, but I want to ask you to challenge what you are being told you "need".  N=1, right?  You are your own experiment of one.
      I do run with a box of raisins (natural electrolytes!  woohoo!) in my pouch - just in case - when I go more than a certain number of miles. I carry water.  This is what works for me.  I tried nut butters and different concoctions, I had a hard time swallowing and got tired of making.  Sheer lazyness caused me to decide to try and go without.  For the Marathon I'm looking at trying a coconut water/lemon or lime juice (or watermelon chunks!) salt concoction.  Either that or some of these little pre-bottled coconut water kids drink (I told you, lazy!) if the ingredients check out.  "vitamins added"
    Ok, I'll stop blathering on
    Rachel
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    True Primal reacted to laura_juggles in Can anyone suggest which option is the best and at what times?   
    Which option for what is best?
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    True Primal got a reaction from littleg in Full Body vs. Split Routines - Which to Choose?   
    It's probably worth considering that for almost everyone, the best workout is the one you will DO.
    So, if you enjoy a muscle-group split or always-full-body routine more, pick that one.
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    True Primal got a reaction from scoakley13 in Full Body vs. Split Routines - Which to Choose?   
    It's probably worth considering that for almost everyone, the best workout is the one you will DO.
    So, if you enjoy a muscle-group split or always-full-body routine more, pick that one.
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    True Primal got a reaction from Angelia in Full Body vs. Split Routines - Which to Choose?   
    It's probably worth considering that for almost everyone, the best workout is the one you will DO.
    So, if you enjoy a muscle-group split or always-full-body routine more, pick that one.
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    True Primal reacted to Settyfitness in Full Body vs. Split Routines - Which to Choose?   
    For workouts it just depends on how many times per week you are working out how many times do u workout per week?
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    True Primal reacted to Angelia in Possible pre-workout meal option?   
    Well, now that you mention it, I'm not sure either...?  I read the WHOLE30 book and that is what it suggests to get your body amped up and ready to start burning.  In my mind running is a workout, so I was looking for ways for me to get in a pre-workout meal.  I've been running routinely for about 5 years prior to my W30 and never had anything to eat prior to running, but if it would help my performance, my energy, my fat burning/muscle building then I was ready to try it.  As stated, I've thus far not figured out something that works for me - so maybe I DON'T need this piece!  How eye-opening! 
    Thank you so much for your input, @slc_melissa and @True Primal !!  At ease!
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    True Primal got a reaction from Angelia in Possible pre-workout meal option?   
    If fitness is a hobby and you're not struggling to keep weight on, I'm not sure why you think you need a preworkout meal for running. Have you tried just eating after? Post-workout nutrition spike for recovery/rebuild seems more important there.
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    True Primal got a reaction from Angelia in Possible pre-workout meal option?   
    You're saying you run in the morning before work, and then hit the gym in the evening after work? Are you struggling to get enough calories for the day?
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    True Primal got a reaction from DonnaGail in Pancakes/Trail food   
    Chomps are definitely "power fuel" in my mind, also Nick's Sticks.
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    True Primal got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in New Pre- and Post-Workout Guidelines - Has Anyone Tried It?   
    The article that is linked above is focused on exercise performance with a bias towards carbohydrate fueling.  If there's one time of day where you would try to bump up insulin with low-fat fruit and protein, then during a workout would seem to be that time.  I like blending berries (blackberries, though blueberries work well also) and drinking that right before working out.  Consuming additional hard food *during* a general strength/fitness workout seems impractical to me though.  That's just not the time to be trying to chew anything.
    In any case though, since the purpose is exercise performance, the thing to do would be measure your exercise performance.  Perhaps experiment with different amounts/types of food and see what works best?
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    True Primal got a reaction from ShieldMaiden in Bacon Fat as Cooking Fat?   
    Yes - hanging it from the oven racks is the new peak performance way.  Baking it laid flat is so 30,000 BC.  Or maybe reverse those two.
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    True Primal reacted to kirbz in New Pre- and Post-Workout Guidelines - Has Anyone Tried It?   
    You make another great point. I'm probably not necessarily going to find advice on fueling strategies for something like 10 hours of hiking here. :-) I'll probably have to figure that out for myself or rely on other research. Thanks for sharing the link. That article was very interesting. 
    I'm also reading a book called Training for the New Alpinism, which includes information on nutrition and fueling (which I haven't gotten to yet). Hopefully that advice won't be mutually exclusive of Whole30 and I can follow their advice while aligning generally with Paleo/Whole30 foods. :-) 
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    True Primal got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in Protein (beef fat)   
    Thanks, those are interesting!  They focus on lipophilic toxin molecules accumulating in fat.  It certainly makes sense for some toxins to be more likely to accumulate there.
    I still wonder, more holistically, though, if it's really a win to trim the fat off of low-quality meat.  For example, if you feed glyphosate-coated grains to cattle, where does the glyphosate mostly go?  Glyphosate doesn't appear to be lipophilic.  And that's just one molecule (though perhaps one of the more relevant ones).  It seems like it would come down to a question of what are the most commonly found concerning toxins in factor-farmed meat, and whether those are lipophilic or not?
    Incidentally, we only use pastured 100% grass-fed beef in True Primal soup.  It might be worthwhile to create a page on this topic, both in general and as a selling point for our soup, but will need to do more investigation.
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    True Primal reacted to Lorna from Canada in Protein (beef fat)   
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3569688/
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6101675/
    There's a couple to get you started.