So I just completed my 10th TR SSBILV workout, specifically Geiger, and I did something a little different as far as nutrition is concerned. I’ve been struggling with feeling weak and hungry on the latter half of SSB workouts, sometimes I’ll end up getting the shakes close to the end.
I get nighttime cravings and will usually eat something with a lot of protein and fat like cheese. In the morning I’ll have coffee with whole milk and an ABC bar from Trader Joe’s. This time I had a bowl of TJ’s Neapolitan Puffs Cereal (27g carbs / 10g sugars) a couple hours before bed, in the morning I had my brew but traded the ABC bar with 2 ripe bananas. An hour later I did my Geiger workout and it was night and day. I didn’t get hungry at all and I actually felt good after the workout, like it didn’t wipe me out and I felt like I got something out of it.
I assumed my performance was due to carbo loading, but my understanding is that SSB workouts use fat and not carbs as an energy source, am I wrong?
Thanks in advance!