Jan 6, 2013

Whole30 Notes (DAY 6)

One of the major goals of doing a whole30 challenge or a paleo challenge is to get you out of sugar-burner mode and make you fat-adapted. In sugar-burner mode, your energy levels are on a roller coaster, you may feel the need to eat every two hours, you are cranky when you are hungry and you have regular cravings for sweets and caffeine. When you are fat-adapted, you are efficiently able to use fat as energy, your energy levels will be more even throughout the day, you will have less of a desire to snack and you will see improved body composition. This process starts in about 5 days but can take weeks to really kick in to the point that you notice the effects.

Don't forget about pre- and post-WOD nutrition. Ideally, you should eat a small amount of protein and a small amount of healthy fat approximately 45-60 minutes before you workout. Afterwards, within 30 minutes of completing a workout, you should consume a small amount of protein (2-3 ounces) and a small amount of carb-dense vegetable.

- Brandi

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