Not full post workout

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  1. Lord_Impaler

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    About one hour after I lifted I ate dinner which consisted of two chicken breasts and a sweet potato. I would think that would be more then enough to satiate me for one meal. But sometimes post workout I will eat an amount of food such as that and my stomach will still have that hungry feeling. Does that mean that I need to eat more? Or is that empty feeling insignificant. I was thinking that maybe since I didnt eat any fat that might be the reason but I've never even heard of your stomach craving a specific type of calorie. Any food chemists out there? Help me out.
     
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    No veggies??!!! Better change that up boy! :)

    Brown Rice, beans...Eat some nuts if you still feel hungry.
     
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    sweet potatoes are vegetables.
     
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    lol, sorry, i meant Greens. Add some greens in there along with the potato. You should feel more full.
     
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    Ya cause of the fiber, thats a good idea. I just think it's wierd that after eating that much to still feel hungry, thats like sixty grams of protein and probably like thirty to fourty carbs.
     
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    How much do you weigh and how intense are your workouts? Do you sip a protein/carb drink during your workout? I think you'll notice a difference once you add some broccoli or spinach or whatever.
     
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    im 5'8" 188 pounds. My workouts are intense, 5 days a week one body part a day. I just drink water during my workout I would probably feel sick if I drank protein or carbs during a workout.
     
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    Water is not ideal. If you sipped a sports drink during your workout you would notice a small improvement. If you sipped a sports drink with protein during your workout you would notice a decent improvement in workout intensity and recovery. I don't think you would feel sick, but if you did, you would get over it fast considering the benefits.
    Let me find a link for you.
     
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    You think so? most of the stuff I have read have said doing that is bad. I think the theory is that the digestion process draws blood away from the muscles, I dont know if that is science or theory though.
     
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    Ummm... sort of... not really. Sweet potatoes are starches.
     
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    It's theory. The carbs and amino acids are quickly absorbed. There's a plethora of benefits associated with a peri workout drink.

    No sweat.
     
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    Alright. So much info on bodybuilding is like word of mouth kind of stuff, I find it really hard to know for sure what works. But that dude in your link is a biochemist haha nice.
     
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    ya im not really sure what the difference is, I know white potatoes are really starchy I thought sweet potatoes were more nutrient filled.
     
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    try adding some veggies and a half cup of brown rice to your meal. Also, a fiber supplement with the brown rice can help you feel fuller longer and the rice will help prevent the carb crash and subsequent craving for chocolate that i personally get late in the evening
     
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    alright thanks. haha ya, that's wierd how in the nighttime ur diet tends to degrade cause u get cravings, happens to me too.
     
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    I personally put some kale and spinach in the food processor and mix it in with diced chicken. Easy, quick way to get those greens in.
     
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    You're right, they are full of nutrients. Tons of beta-carotene. But they are still starches and very carbohydrate dense. If you are going to eat a starchy carb though, sweet potatoes are a great choice.
     
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    ya i didnt have any grains so I thought I would get my carbs from the potato.
     

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