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Old 07-26-05, 06:08 AM   #1
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Any RD's in the house? Nutrition question...

Hey all, I came across another site today (www.bodyforlife.com - EAS partner from the looks of the site) that listed at one of 10 nutritional guidelines as:
"Donít eat right before or right after you train

If you can, work out first thing in the morning on an empty stomach for maximum fat burning. Also, waiting an hour to eat after a workout may be an effective strategy for increasing the residual fat-burning effects of exercise. EAS also recommends to avoid eating right before going to bed. This strategy has also been shown to stimulate muscle-protein synthesis and muscle growth."


I've seen and heard this before, but it seems to go against everything I learned in my masters program (MS Sports Nutrition program).
#1 Is this true?
#2 Are there people out there who should listen to this recommendation?
#3 Why is this recommendation even out there? (I'm under the assumption that it's wrong to do this, but that's just my take on it for a few reasons)

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Old 07-26-05, 10:01 AM   #2
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Not an RD, and I did NOT stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but from what I know, the Body For Life folks are trying to lose a lot of weight very quickly. What they express is not good for long term physical training, but for rapid weight loss.
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Not an RD, and I did NOT stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but from what I know, the Body For Life folks are trying to lose a lot of weight very quickly. What they express is not good for long term physical training, but for rapid weight loss.
haha. Good one
See, that's what annoys me about that stuff. These companies shift the focus to rapid weight loss, have their clients get results, post those feedback comments that we always see on the web sites such as "I lost 670 pounds on the EAS starvation diet!"
I was thinking that there might actually be a reason for this that people had for it being effective for long term weight loss. I think I'm going to write to them and comment on this to see what they say.

Oh, and I have good news. I saved 15% on my car insurance by switching to Geico.
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If you have an MS in sports nutrition, why do you need to ask? I learned that stuff is BS in my undergrad nutrition course....

Those "rules" have minimal effect if any, and is complete crap for anyone training for performance, not just quick weight loss.
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If you have an MS in sports nutrition, why do you need to ask? I learned that stuff is BS in my undergrad nutrition course....

Those "rules" have minimal effect if any, and is complete crap for anyone training for performance, not just quick weight loss.
Just because I have my MS in Nutrition doesn't mean I know everything there is to know about this field. There are many recommendations that come from other professionals who have their own reasoning behind things. I like to ask fellow colleagues if I'm not sure about something - it can open up new doors. (that's the difference between getting an MS in this field and taking one undergrad course in nutrition...you learn to appreciate the opinions of others and look for a discussion to ensue. Then we can all learn from one another).
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Those are a couple of the most common "myths" that can be found in any fitness mag on the news stand. If you wanna discuss current scholarship in your field, bike forums doesn't strike me as the best place.
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