Hi, I'm doing 80/10/10 while at a t'ai chi academy. I train about six hours every day, 1 hour from 6:30 to 7:30, two hours from 9:00 to 11:00, two hours from 3:00 to 5:00, and another hour in the evening from 7:00 to 8:00. Between training, I usually relax and have some fruit, a lot of fruit, and of course a lot of salad with various kinds of greens.
I don't move around right after I consume my meals, since I am famished right after training, and by the time my meal is done, there are still a couple hours before I train again. So, I have sugar entering my blood. What happens with a stomach full of fruit, sitting around? I would like some answers that speak to the science of what might be negative about this. I do not see myself always exercising after eating, but sitting around with fruit in my stomach does not feel too good. Thanks.
It gets digested.
I believe that it is better NOT to exercise after eating. I feel much better exercising on an empty stomach and then relaxing or doing light activity after a meal. If I do vigorous activity after eating, I get stomach cramps and feel nauseous.
If your stomach does not feel good after eating, there might be several factors. If you are eating mono meals or properly combined meals, and you do not have any prior digestive problems that you are healing, then the most likely culprit is that your stomach is not yet used to eating high water content, high volume meals yet. Over time, your stomach will regain elasticity and it will not be uncomfortable.
So no need to worry about pleomorphic protits or feeding bad organisms, stuff like that?
No way man!
Doug Graham actually suggests eating after you exercise, rather than before, since that's the way humans (and all animals, for that matter) would obtain food naturally. After exercise is when the body is most ready to accept food. You're doing it right. It takes time to convert the food into glycogen to replenish your stores. There are many bodily processes that get fed by the sugar.. not the least of which is brain activity. Don't succumb to the mentality that you need to run around after eating to "burn off the sugar." Just relax and recover.
Great. I don't want to succumb to any mentality-- I just want to increase my understanding of what happens, the science of it, and make a decision based off of that, and faith in the direction of that science. Thanks for the answers, I will keep going as I have been.
Haha, if you wanna go HCRV by backing up everything with science, you'll have a hard fun time, leh.
No, I didn't say that. I said I want to increase my understanding of the science involved in raw nutrition, and put faith in the direction of that science. I eat HCRV because it feels best, and I want to understand as much as I can about it.
And if you can't understand the science, or if it's contradictory, unverified or being challenged by mainstream science, whadcha gonna do? Just curious, is all.
I told you, I eat HCRV because it feels best, not because it of how much I understand about nutrition. If HCRV is challenged by mainstream science, I will look into whichever subject is gaining attention.
So basically, the science behind it is irrelevant to your decision. And that's what I was getting at :)
No, the purpose of my post was to investigate the consequences of relaxing with a belly of fruit. The science is always relevant, and sometimes it changes what I do or how I do it. I am always interested in learning more of what is happening.