This was my post workout meal this morning - organic rice crispies, almond milk and banana with the recover shake too.
Restoring glycogen levels after exercise is critical for muscle growth and recovery as well as maintaining a healthy body. Once every two weeks for the next 6 weeks we'll be allowed a re-feed day like today by increasing the glycogen levels in our food.
Glycogen is a chain of glucose molecules that our muscles and liver use to store energy for immediate future use and we'll definitely be using it tomorrow for leg day
Learning how to fuel my body to maximise results is exciting. I've enjoyed a few peanut butter and chocolate balls throughout the day as well as white rice and the rice crispies. It's not been about eating whatever I wanted but reminding my body and mind that food really is fuel. I haven't felt conscious of the fact that these healthy treats were coming up to eat. When I looked at what I had packed for my meal I enjoyed it, but didn't sit there thinking I want more. I was satisfied with one for the first time, maybe ever.
Knowledge is becoming power and I'm looking to learn more and more about timed nutrition, the science behind it and discover whether this is the way of life for me.
In terms of binge eating it has almost under control. I had one moment in the last 6 weeks where I ate some extra fruit and that binge feeling was taking over. But I got hold of that quickly and moved on. One blip in 6 weeks is rather spectacular in my books.
My body has definitely got used to eating more regularly and will start to say it's hungry and needs more fuel within 3 hours. On an odd day, for a reason I am yet to determine, I can feel full and sticking to timed nutrition is a real mission. I just dont feel ready for food but by the following day I'm back to #givemeallthefood
This has been a short journey so far but im looking forward to seeing what the next 6 or so weeks bring.
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