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    hsd4f is offline Member
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    Default Bonking on WD

    Hello,

    I'm a laborer of sorts in the country (moved home when I got fired and dumped) and practice the WD. I love the freedom and have lost 80 lbs, but today I was out in the garden digging and shoveling all day and completely ran out of steam around 6:00 PM, which means I didn't get my second workout in (my first was 18 swings on the minute for 24 minutes, followed by a cup of raw milk and 2 scoops of whey). The only other thing I had was my "Green": spinach, spring water, borage, parsley, basil, turmeric, bibb lettuce all blended into a noxious but healthy sludge.

    After dinner I felt much better and awake. Anyone have tips for knowing when they need a little more food during the day before it happens?

    Hans

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    For me it is a case of knowing what i am doing in the day and being sensitive to my bodies needs. Digging and shoveling all day i would have made sure i consumed more food to get through the day. Nuts and eggs would have been my friend! Then a hearty evening meal.

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    Does it happen often?

    Might just have been that one instance...maybe you were tired or didnt sleep well?

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    While the topic of Gardening on WD is well fascinating, you did call your topic Bonking on WD... So how is that going?

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    I am just an interloper here, since I do not practice WD...but if you are not getting enough kcals to support your activities, is not that something which should be addressed at the evening meal. What I mean is: if you poop out in the afternoon, does not that mean that your feast on the previous evening was too small?

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    Dont know how you could expect to sustain on that. I had two large yams last night and my 2.5 hour outrigger trip when well.

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    Sorry for the confusion. My dinner the night before the bonk was a post-workout shake (1 c full-fat local yogurt, 1 c raw local milk, 1 c OJ, 2 scoops whey, 1 tbsp honey, cinnamon, 1.5 apple, flaxseed meal), 3 sandwhiches (potato bread, lebanon bologna, spinach, mayo, tomato), broccoli salad (broccoli, bacon dressing, raisins, some other stuff).

    I'm going to start eating more almonds and eggs on days I'm working harder. Thoughts on raw milk during the day? I'll take any excuse to drink it now that I've found a local cremery (they have raw goat milk too, but I haven't tried it yet).

    Thanks

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    er, why when bonking are you guys going all egg/nut stuff?

    A bonk - the energy dip - is not about fat. It's about glycemic depletion. Your bod is craving a fast easy starchy carb boost. Why not let it have it?

    really - that's just a question - since your egg is mainly protein - not a fuel source - and almonds are mainly fat/protein, and fat is slow to release energy.

    so just a question, humbly asked?

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    Comrade hsd4f, it happens to everyone from time to time, WD or not - don't worry about it, just try to plan better next time.

    Comrade mc: there are some carbs in nuts, varies by the variety - just took a quick look at three varieties I have open on my kitchen shelf, and each is roughly 1/2 fat, 1/4 protein, and 1/4 carbs according to the package label. My favorite daytime food lately is homemade nut butter, which I make from almonds, peanuts, and cashews - yum!

    Here's a label I found online:

    Nutritional Breakdown: Almonds

    [Edit] - that's percentages by grams, not by calories. Ah, math ...
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    Ori recommends to eat a bowl of oatmeal an hour before exercise if you haven't been taking in many carbs before that. I just drink a smoothy with protein powder before I workout when I get home from work.

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