Is weight training (about 15 min) in the morning after bulletproof coffee a good idea? (coffee with butter and mct oil, sometimes with a bit of protein)
When i drank regular coffee, did my workout, then i always had a smoothie after workout (basic ingredient was a half a banana and a cup of full fat coconut milk, pluss somekind of superfood, protein powder etc) I always felt a bit hungry and felt good after my smoothie.
But now, when i drink my bulletproof coffee and do my workout, i’m not hungy at all, like for hours. But you should eat after workout, right? I’m not very bright when it comes to workout and eating and how they go together. I just do my little weight training just to feel good and get a great start in the morning. But started to wonder if i might do harm to myself when i don’t eat hours after workout…
Thanks for your answers! 🙂
I don’t weight train, but I do practice intermittent fasting, so I, too, drink a bulletproof-like coffee first thing in the morning since there are so few carbs that won’t hinder my fast. Then I go for a walk/jog or do yoga or do calisthenics, THEN eat. There is a chart i recently saw which shows how much protein you should eat after a workout based on the intensity, time, and your weight. I’m sorry I can’t for the life of me remember where I saw that so maybe you can do a google search. Maybe for now just start off with a couple of eggs or at least just the yolks or a couple ounces of cheese if you’re doing dairy. Or my new favorite: 1/4c almond butter with 1/4c blueberries! 🙂
I haven’t started keto yet but I do have a protein shake w/ almond butter and a spoonful of coconut oil in it before working out – usually an hr of cardio combined w/ strength training. (I think according to keto I’m having too much protein though, but not sure?). but I don’t have any stomach issues with it, but I do if I just have the protein plain. About half an hr to an hour after my morning workout I’m starving and usually have eggs, plain or with veggies, or any leftovers, like today a piece of salmon with guac on it.
I think part of the Keto diet is learning to listen to your body. Eat when you’re hungry and not because you’ve been taught to eat at certain times. If you don’t feel hungry after drinking BPC and working out and you aren’t noticing any problems (shaking, confusion, weakness, etc.), then don’t eat and don’t worry about it. Your body will tell you when you need something.