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Now there is some insight that I wasn't aware of and explains WHY someone with my blood sugar condition struggles using Xtend as an intra-workout supp. The times I tried to do this, it made me feel terrible. With an already over-active pancreas...it was pushing me over the edge using the Xtend! So I only use Xtend or other BCAA's during other parts of the day when I'm not working out.

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wow, can't imagine working out while your blood sugar is not balanced. Good thing you were able to identify the problem.

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wow, can't imagine working out while your blood sugar is not balanced. Good thing you were able to identify the problem.

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I still have issues, but it was guaranteed to happen if I used Xtend pre or intra workout. And my issues are getting worse as I get more and more lean. I'm at 171.8 lbs as of this morning. But I'm trying to fight through it. Candy in the gym bag helps if I catch it early enough.


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I still have issues, but it was guaranteed to happen if I used Xtend pre or intra workout. And my issues are getting worse as I get more and more lean. I'm at 171.8 lbs as of this morning. But I'm trying to fight through it. Candy in the gym bag helps if I catch it early enough.
Man, sorry to hear that bro. What does it feel like if you don't mind me asking?


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Man, sorry to hear that bro. What does it feel like if you don't mind me asking?
Sometimes get cold, clammy, shake, can't think straight (and I mean dumb), and I've actually been in bad enough shape that I couldn't drive. I'm rarely at the gym by myself and fortunately one time I had my son with me and he drove to the store to get gatorade for me.


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i think i may of had something simular, not in the gym though. i start off feeling like im gona throw up, then i get all shakey, feel weak and crave sugar. it hasnt happend in a few years mind you, but i have an idea of the type of feeling. not pleasent.
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i think i may of had something simular, not in the gym though. i start off feeling like im gona throw up, then i get all shakey, feel weak and crave sugar. it hasnt happend in a few years mind you, but i have an idea of the type of feeling. not pleasent.
It seems it's semi-common at least among the people I know, but they don't have it as frequent as I do. With my type though, I can opt to not have any carbs in my meal #1 & #2 then workout and I won't have a crash. I have no good energy, but at least no crash. Mine is reactive hypoglycemia so it reacts (over-reacts) to carbs. If I have very low GI carbs it helps, but as I get leaner and leaner, it gets tougher for me. Some days I feel like throwing in the towel.


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It seems it's semi-common at least among the people I know, but they don't have it as frequent as I do. With my type though, I can opt to not have any carbs in my meal #1 & #2 then workout and I won't have a crash. I have no good energy, but at least no crash. Mine is reactive hypoglycemia so it reacts (over-reacts) to carbs. If I have very low GI carbs it helps, but as I get leaner and leaner, it gets tougher for me. Some days I feel like throwing in the towel.
could you perhaps benifit from a high fat low carb diet? just play the devils advocate.
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could you perhaps benifit from a high fat low carb diet? just play the devils advocate.
As in Ketosis? I am strongly against that for people that are lifting natural. Carbs are protein sparing.


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As in Ketosis? I am strongly against that for people that are lifting natural. Carbs are protein sparing.
yeah thats the one, never done it for long myself, i wouldnt say im completley against it though, but i cant immagine my life without carbs for very long.
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yeah thats the one, never done it for long myself, i wouldnt say im completley against it though, but i cant immagine my life without carbs for very long.
It ain't for anyone natural who is trying to build and/or maintain muscle....other than the last days before the comp.


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Thanks for sharing Rick! Sounds like the feeling of overdosing Yohimbe. Man that was a terrible feeling for me.

Can't imagine how rough it is to deal with this feeling often. Your a true warrior to keep pushing bro!


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quick question (well after opinion) open to anyone:

ive heard great things about 90% cocao dark chocolate, it contains antioxidants, 50% of the carbs are from fiber, the fat is quite good, and its sugar free. ive just included it in my diet as a food source (not just to fit my macros) and i can see it being a great addition. just to get a point of view, and second opinion would you emeka, rick B etc include it in your diet?
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I do daily for the sole antioxidant benefits. It's also been know to enhance mood and act as a mild stimulant.


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good stuff, how much do you eat typically in a day?
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Default 07-23-2012, 08:13 PM

Good read.

I typically use 1 teaspoon in morning shake and with my pwo. I use Herseys cocoa, but you don't want the Dutch Processed. The way it processed actually damages or has less antioxidants which is misleading by the package label.

http://www.acu-cell.com/choc.html

" Cocoa products also contain pharmacological substances such as n-acylethanolamines that are related to cannabis (marijuana), they contain stimulants such as phenylethylamine, which have an anti-depressant and amphetamine-like effect; and they contain compounds that stimulate the brain to release an opiate-like substance called anandamide. When drugs are used to block the brain's opiate receptors, the desire for chocolate (and other sweet and fatty foods) disappears -- confirming the addictive nature of these types of foods."


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Notice thoe ORAC

http://www.hersheys.com/nutrition-pr...ioxidants.aspx


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I would definately include this super food in my diet. If not for the antioxidants then definately for the fiber.

Many people don't consider the importance of antioxidants and fiber in their daily diet.

Antioxidants can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body.

Fiber:
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  • Lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • Helps control blood sugar levels
  • Aids in weight loss

All very very important factors especially when in contest prep


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I would definately include this super food in my diet. If not for the antioxidants then definately for the fiber.

Many people don't consider the importance of antioxidants and fiber in their daily diet.

Antioxidants can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body.

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  • Helps control blood sugar levels
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All very very important factors especially when in contest prep

Good deal..... I did an article a couple of years ago on the importance of proper fiber in the diet. This was apart of it. Good stuff there guys.


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Good read.

I typically use 1 teaspoon in morning shake and with my pwo. I use Herseys cocoa, but you don't want the Dutch Processed. The way it processed actually damages or has less antioxidants which is misleading by the package label.

http://www.acu-cell.com/choc.html

" Cocoa products also contain pharmacological substances such as n-acylethanolamines that are related to cannabis (marijuana), they contain stimulants such as phenylethylamine, which have an anti-depressant and amphetamine-like effect; and they contain compounds that stimulate the brain to release an opiate-like substance called anandamide. When drugs are used to block the brain's opiate receptors, the desire for chocolate (and other sweet and fatty foods) disappears -- confirming the addictive nature of these types of foods."

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