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Whats a good breakfast to have before gym watch

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    Normally I go to the gym in the evenings,however I am getting annoyed at the amount of people in the evenings so I will switch to going to the gym first thing in the morning where there's way less people.

    So whats a good breakfast to have before going to the gym in the morning that won't leave me feeling hungry yet I can work out without getting stitches?

    And is it a good idea to have protein after work out? Anyone do that?
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    A heaps load of complex carbs
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    Normally I just have a simple piece of toast with some kind of nut butter on top. Very light but has a good amount of protein. I make sure to drink water during my workout and I feel fine afterward, but if I do feel a little drained I will eat a spoonful of nut butter.

    If I don't drink water or eat protein I just want to sleep.
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    Eggs + brown toast.
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    (Original post by Miyavi)
    Eggs + brown toast.
    boiled, poached, scrambled???

    Fried is out of the question surely...?
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    (Original post by bighairedmike)
    boiled, poached, scrambled???

    Fried is out of the question surely...?
    Scrambled is good, boiled is also good and only eat the whites then. Eggs = protein.
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    cup of raw eggs
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    (Original post by Miyavi)
    Scrambled is good, boiled is also good and only eat the whites then. Eggs = protein.
    Eat the whole eggs man.
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    Anaboilic Steroids to really hype you up so bad that when it comes to satisfy your partner you would need Viagra.
    pftt i haven't been to the gym for almost 3 months ;(.
    Never mind what i said earlier. Just like other folks said High Protein diet, oh one more thing drink plenty of juice, water during exercise.Also don't prolong them either its better to have short sets regularly,if you are doing weightlifting.
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    (Original post by mau5)
    Eat the whole eggs man.
    No it's better to not eat the yolk, it's not too healthy. The whites are where it's at.
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    (Original post by Miyavi)
    No it's better to not eat the yolk, it's not too healthy. The whites are where it's at.
    it's a common misconception. Nothing actually wrong with the yolks.
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    (Original post by Miyavi)
    No it's better to not eat the yolk, it's not too healthy. The whites are where it's at.
    No.

    Yes, most if not all health magazines and books claim that the humble egg yolk packs a nasty amount of fat and cholesterol but they rarely ever tell you that that is where almost all the nutrition in an egg is. Before you howl in violent protest to me for going against "conventional wisdom" of not eating egg yolks, let us explore some facts first.

    By discarding the yolk and only eating only egg white of an egg, you are in effect chucking away the most nutritionally dense, antioxidant-rich, vitamin and mineral part of the egg. The yolks contain so many B-vitamins, trace minerals, vitamin A, folate, choline, lutein and other excellent nutrients that it is such a pity that you do not eat egg yolks.

    In contrast, egg whites are almost devoid of nutrition when compared to the yolk. Ya, I heard you say that you are consuming the egg white for its protein to preserve and build your muscles. But do you know that the protein in egg whites are not as formidable without the yolks to balance out the amino acid profile and make the protein more bio-available and therefore more muscle friendly?

    Furthermore, not many people know that the egg yolks from free running chickens (instead of caged chickens in factory chicken farms) are loaded with chock full of omega-3 fatty acids. This may shock you further. Egg yolk have more than 90% of the calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, B6, folate, B12 and panthothenic acid in an egg.
    Even if you look at bodybuilders diets they say 5 whites and 1 yolk or something similar.



    (Even if egg yolks weren't great for you (which they are) is the rest of your diet so elite that you can justify removing them?)
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    (Original post by Miyavi)
    No it's better to not eat the yolk, it's not too healthy. The whites are where it's at.

    Don't be such a pussy

    If you're talking about bodybuilder diets - where theyll be having a hell of a lot of eggs a day, then fair enough, its probably best to only have a few yolks and the rest whites.

    But in terms of the person in this thread, I highly doubt he/she will be eating 5+ eggs with toast, so it would be more beneficial to have the yolks.

    Don't give me the cholesterol bollucks
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    My breakfast routine...

    Pre Workout:
    -Black coffee
    -Water
    -A couple of bananas

    Post Workout:
    -Smoothie (eg; 1-2 pints of milk, a couple of spoonfuls of peanut butter, scoop of whey, some cocoa powder and a piece of fruit)
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    I work out in the mornings and I usually have this:
    Bowl of fruit and fiber cereal with a tablespoon of whey mixed in
    1 yogurt
    1 ham (and cheese) sandwich
    1-2 cups of hot cocoa into which I mix my creatine
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    woops double post, see below.
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    bowl of porridge with half a banana, cinnamon, and a few teaspoons of flaxseed mixed in, maybe a couple more pieces of fruit depending on how i'm feeling.
    sometimes i'll even scramble an egg in with the porridge as well.

    then eat the other half of the banana after the gym along with eggs on toast with marmite.

    lush.
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    I usually have a bowl of porridge (80g oats) and scrambled eggs (4) on toast (2). This leaves me feeling full and drowsy though so I have to wait a few hours before gym.
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    (Original post by Miyavi)
    No it's better to not eat the yolk, it's not too healthy. The whites are where it's at.
    Nopers, its better to eat the whole egg, the yoke contains much of the protein as well as various other useful macronutrients. This information on the "dangers" of egg yoke is made up primarily of poor research conducted in the mid 20th century. Dietary cholesterol has no effect of blood cholesterol.
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    Bowl of Alpen / Porridge and a protein shake for me.
 
 
 
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