Jump to content

PWO makes me not hungry


Recommended Posts

Hi All! 


I am new to Whole30. I am really trying hard to get the PWO meal in... but I find that when I eat it, I am not hungry for dinner. I workout from 3-430ish each day. I like to eat dinner around 7. Am I cutting it too close? Should I miss the PWO and just wait until dinner? Having dinner earlier means that I would not eat with my family.


Help! :huh:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

What kind of workouts are you doing? Post-WO is most important for really intense workouts. It doesn't need to be a huge amount of food -- a couple of bites of chicken, and maybe a couple of bites of a starchy vegetable, although you can definitely skip the starchy vegetable as post-WO and have that with dinner or another meal instead. If you're working out, you probably need at least a fist-sized serving of some kind of starchy vegetable each day, possibly more.

This talks about post-WO foods, what you should have, and a little about why:  http://whole9life.com/2015/02/eat-post-workout/

Some of this is up to you. The recommendation for post-WO is just a recommendation, because that's how people generally get the best results. You could try not having it, but if you find after a few days or a week that you're not recovering from your workouts, or that you're more tired than usual, you'd want to add them back in. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...