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Do you drink the recovery while you work out or after?

I bought a bunch of stuff last month per your recommendation and I really like it! I love that they put an emphasis on women! The Fuel is great for my 10 mile rucks. We have some crazy incline trails out here, trails named Cardiac and training hill that get you 0- 1,100 elevation gain for a straight mile😂 So Fuel has been a game changer.

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My husband and I are really loving your posts (we have started rucking!), however this one was disappointing. Calories in, calories out is old school and we know much more now about the affects of insulin and how it really drives weight loss. Also, working out in a fasted state encourages autophagy. The days of needing pre-workout fuel are no longer. Check out Dr.Jason Fung and Megan Ramos for more on this and their clinical work with professional athletes.

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There was a time in my early physical training where I’d find myself less hungry on training days, and able to eat more on the one or 2 rest days. As my capacity for intensity and volume has increased, eating more on training days for the purpose of being properly fueled has been a game changer. And I’m happy to eat less on rest days because there is less internal sensation of hunger when at rest.

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Great post again. I have always struggled with this, the maths is bonkers and, as a casual exerciser, have typically over eaten. This is clear and simple to use. Thank you for sharing this gem.

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I might have missed it but what about intermittent fasting paired with eating less for weight loss? Or smarter just to stick to eating less calories? Also wondering if something like LMNT with a heavy dose of sodium retains water weight even when I am dumping a ton of fluid rucking especially now that temps are climbing. Finally, really appreciate the notes on tracing your weight over a month instead of worrying that it goes up/down on any given day. I measure what I've lost month to month and check my weight a few times a week.

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Was there an audio reading of todays post?

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I eat Wild Protein bars and 2 hard boiled ebbs for breakfast. The eggs, well, always good protein there. The bars have a great Protein to calorie ratio. I stay full all AM.

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