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BG5150
05-13-2008, 10:24 AM
Bottom line: I need some more energy. My sleep amount is ok (not great, but ok). I would like more energy throughout the day (especially late afternoon when I work out.

I tried caffeine, but when I use it in the morning, I crash in the afternoon. If I use it in the afternoon, I get to sleep at night.

What kind of foods might give me some natural energy? Would it be stuff with lots of b-12?

getfit
05-13-2008, 10:31 AM
Korean Ginseng.

mickyjune26
05-13-2008, 10:57 AM
i'm in the same boat...need to get some bloodwork done to make sure I'm not hyperglycemic or something.

I switched to eating mostly protein and healthy fats during the day, until 90 minutes before my workout, when i eat 1 cup raw oatmeal in a blender. After the workout I eat whatever carbs I want.

This has helped some, but I'm still feeling tired during my lower body workouts!

bjohnso
05-13-2008, 11:06 AM
Do you eat fast food?

BG5150
05-13-2008, 02:13 PM
Do you eat fast food?

On occasion, but not on a regular basis.

Slim Schaedle
05-13-2008, 04:22 PM
Bottom line: I need some more energy. My sleep amount is ok (not great, but ok). I would like more energy throughout the day (especially late afternoon when I work out.

I tried caffeine, but when I use it in the morning, I crash in the afternoon. If I use it in the afternoon, I get to sleep at night.

What kind of foods might give me some natural energy? Would it be stuff with lots of b-12?

I am using something right now which has tons of stuff in it with no stimulants.

Rather than list everything, I will just post the supplement facts...

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll94/SlimJRS/NOS_ETHER_sup_facts_NEW_April_2008_.jpg

Chickenlegs
05-13-2008, 05:43 PM
I always feel energetic the day after doing cardio.

BG5150
05-14-2008, 08:22 AM
I wasn't thinking of using a supplement, but rather regular food. Maybe more fruits & veggies?

Szust
05-14-2008, 09:18 AM
Cocaine.

Slim Schaedle
05-14-2008, 10:17 AM
I wasn't thinking of using a supplement, but rather regular food. Maybe more fruits & veggies?

Well, food is energy. And that's about it.

Caffeine and stimulants aren't even energy.

Neither are vitamins.

They are precursors or intermediates in pathways, however. So as long as you aren't deficient, you should be fine.

Insane
05-14-2008, 10:25 AM
Cocaine.

that could be expensive ... lol