Thursday, February 25, 2010

Post workout eats, Hunter Gatherers and Satiety.

I was thinking about these things this morning after my work out. When hunter gatherers finish a succesful hunt, when do they eat? They eat a little bit right away...then wait to get back to camp to really chow down. (after the kill, they might together share the heart or something as a little snack right?) Then it might take them an hour to walk back to camp. I've noticed that my "hunger" after workouts replicates this model. When I get back from the gym, I'm always in the mood for a "tasty small morsel" I might eat one slice of bacon or a spoon full of yogurt. But it's all that I want at that time. I will prep up a little meal to go before my shower, and about an hour later I eat. What are your experiences? Here was my to go breakfast;

A small sausage and some yellow pepper,celery and cherry tomatoes. Add some FAT in there by drizzling evoo in the veggie bag with a sprinkle of sea salt. The evoo makes a huge difference helping you feel satiated after a smaller meal like this. Talking about satiety...Keith Norris has mentioned it often, but if you are ever hungry when you know you really shouldn't be (old habits die hard, I know), have yourself a spoonful of coconut oil. The mornings I don't eat, I take my vitamin D3 drops with a spoonful of coconut oil. Good for absorption and helps with the small fast till 1pm or so.

 New video coming up next.

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epistemocrat said...

Hi Marc,

The Blaisdell and I have both talked about using Coconut Oil and Coconut Butter as satiety devices, particularly to curb any stomach pains in the AM.

Seems like it's a "trick of the trade" that works for many.



Marc said...

You're absolutely right, I have read aout it also on your site.
It really does work.


Natalie said...

I don't know about the coconut oil, but it's obviously a welcome step up in the evolutionary chain from freshly killed heart as a snack. Do you have other suggestions, snackwise, to stave off eating when you're not actually hungry? (By the way, you come to Dubai and I will make sure you get the grand tour and a camel burger. No worries!)

Jen said...

I <3 that quote. I had to snag it for my facebook. =)

epistemocrat said...

Hey Marc,

What's the latest on your small FAGE intake pre-workout? Any data on that one yet? I'm curious about that.



Marc said...

I agree with you ;-)
I love that quote.

Yes...I have some "observations"
Will share in a post.


Eileen said...

What you said about hunger after working out is really interesting. I find that if I don't put something in my stomach almost immediately after working out it will hurt. I am usually not hungry for a meal until 1-2 hours later though. I've never tried coconut oil to keep away hunger but that's an interesting idea!