Have you ever considered eating in the middle of your work out? Your body is at a pristine state during a workout and here’s how to make the most of it!  HYLETE Health Advisor Thomas DeLauer introduces 3 Intra foods that are easy to digest and will boost your workout.

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Key Terms:

Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs)-the fatty acid that is in coconut oil. 

About the Author

From 280lbs to the Covers of Magazines... All by living a lifestyle that is honest and real. Thomas DeLauer brings the nutrition expertise along with a unique perspective on health and wellness that is everything HYLETE.



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Forget pre-workout nutrition. Forget post-workout nutrition. Let's talk about them here. Let's talk about the now. Let's live in the moment with the intro, the during workout nutrition. In this video, I'm going to break down the three foods that I recommend you consume during your workout if you're going to consume food at all during your workout. It's very important that you eat the specific foods that I address because your body's in a very, very pristine state during your workout, so you want to be paying close attention.

The first one is consuming rice cakes throughout your workout. You can just stop halfway through your workout, munch on a couple of rice cakes. The reason they're so effective is that they don't take much strain on your digestive system. They're very easy to digest, but the puffed rice actually allows the absorption to occur much faster. You see, rice usually has starch molecules that are all bound together really tight, but through the puffing process like puffed rice in a rice cake, air is injected into the rice allowing the starch molecules to break apart, which means they absorb faster, and more surface area means quicker absorption. So you can absorb the carbs like that, get right back into the gym without a digestive load and nothing but the sheer power, no pun intended, from the actual rice cake.

The next one is cream of rice. This one is one that I always have in my arsenal that I love sharing with people that I'm working with because they never really know of it. Cream of rice is much like cream of wheat except its literally gluten-free and made from rice, very finely ground rice, so what that does is it ends up again giving you more surface area so that you can digest it easier. I add it into my protein shake, shake it on up, sip on that throughout my workout, and I've got a nice, steady flow of carbs that aren't going to affect me in a negative way.

This next one is only if you are on a low carb diet, do not do this if you're on a high carb diet, and that's adding coconut oil into your intra workout drink. That's right, so warm up a little bit of water just to room temperature, put my glutamine or my amino acids together, and then put a little bit of coconut oil like a half a tablespoon into it, and what that does is allows the medium chain triglycerides, which is basically the fatty acid that is in coconut oil, to go through my system and help mobilize fat throughout the course of my workout. You see, MCTs coconut oil is digested entirely different from normal fats. It will help you burn fat, it will help you mobilize fat, and it will give you an instant surge of energy throughout the course of your workout.

So there you have it, rice cakes, cream of rice, and if you're low carbing it, coconut oil in your intra workout drink, so run to the store and grab these things if you don't have them already, because they're something that you are going to definitely get some benefit out of when it comes to consuming these foods during your workout. I will see you in the next video.