post workout "empty" calories (aka cheesecake)

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  1. lathrash

    lathrash New Member

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    i was wondering if it hurts to eat high calorie food without much, if any, nutritional benfit, such as cheesecake from the cheesecake factory at 500 cal/slice.

    assuming i am going to eat it sometime throughout the day, is it bad to eat fatty foods after a workout? i eat a proper meal about 45 min later when i get home.
    will this help me gain? or should i stick to healthier foods after my workout?

    i am workout out to gain weight fyi.
     
  2. AaronOC

    AaronOC Guest

    protein and simple carbs are what you want after a workout
     
  3. AaronOC

    AaronOC Guest

    read the stickies
     
  4. Phineas Q Stork

    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    are you talking about doing this after a workout consistently or just a time or two?
     
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    lathrash New Member

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    i get that in my "proper" meal when i get home

    i read the stickies

    it would be 2-3 times a week
     
  6. Chris3G

    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    if you are going to do it, after a workout would be the best time
     
  7. BlinginAssRims

    BlinginAssRims Now I'm blaumped out

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    i thought high fat foods were bad post workout
     
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    thanks. after workout it is.

    mmmm.... cheesecake :drool:
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    in an optimal situation you want to keep you pre and post-workout meals to carbs and protein, yes.

    but we are not talking about optimal here, we are talking about a guy that wants to eat cheesecake. In this case, post-workout is the time when these calories are least likely to be stored as fat.
     
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    lathrash New Member

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    what is this? a disagreement? who's right?

    it seems like it would be better post workout since i'd be burning more calories at that time, maybe?
     
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    BlinginAssRims Now I'm blaumped out

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    thats what i thought, but it sounded to me like he wanted to eat cheesecake after every workout.
     
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    BlinginAssRims Now I'm blaumped out

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    chris is right.
     
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    lathrash New Member

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    thanks guys
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    btw i am not in any way recommending post-workout cheesecake :rofl: but like you said, assuming you are going to be eating it anyway during the day, you might as well place it near your training.
     
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    BlinginAssRims Now I'm blaumped out

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    post workout cheesecake would be a perfect world.
     
  16. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Agreed.. Everything I've read goes with what Chris said..

    I had a scoop of ice cream and a chocolate chip cookie tonight after my PWO meal... mmmmmm. Last time ever. Not only do I feel guilty, but it brought me over the max cals for the day :(
     
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    scent of a wookie OT Supporter

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    I <3 PWO Cheesecake
     
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    blinginassrims is right
     
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    more cheesecake, less working out.
     
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    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    right. have your protein shake immediately after the gym, and if you're gonna cheat, do so about an hour or so after your workout.
     
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    I think that we've just stumbled upon the performance nutririon trifecta. Pepsi - PopTarts - Cheesecake.
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    did someone do a search on cheesecake :wtf:
     
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    I killed one of these once. mmm... so good.

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    :rofl: I love the word "trifecta"
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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