Do NOT Mix Thermogenics and an “Empty” Stomach

If you don’t know what I’m doing this week, please read hereNow that you understand my Hell, please know that I made a big mistake last night. So yesterday was Day 2 of this awful protein-shake-only thing I’m doing. And I know I have a tough workout coming up, to be more specific, the Spartacus workout3 circuits of it. So I was thinking…I should probably take a pre-workout so I have enough energy for the workout. Unfortunately, the only thing we had left was little thermogenic sample packs. If you don’t know what a thermogenic is–it’s basically a fat burner. However, it also has energy in it–concentrated caffeine. If any of you know me, you know caffeine tears my body apart.

So I take it. Feeling alright, feel as if I have enough sustenance in my body (because I previously just had my #4 protein shake) and head over to my workout. Now I am proud of myself for this workout. Nobody was watching me, I set up a timer, and did every set, every rep as hard as I could. When I felt like giving up, I would push on and fight harder. So that felt awesome–3 circuits through, 10 stations, 1 minute each. And I did it. Felt shaky by the end, but I was expecting that.

Near the beginning

Near the beginning

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photo 2 (7)Then I get home. And it just hits me–I get the shakes all over and become incredibly nauseous and cold. I really felt like throwing up, but didn’t. All I could do was lay down on the couch, trying to watch the NBA Finals game (boo, Heat!), but feeling so tremendously awful. I have one last protein shake to drink, the one I probably needed the most, but I just couldn’t do it. So I go to bed very early and have a rough night of tossing and turning with the taste of bile in my mouth, but I woke up feeling better and hungry.

How I felt

How I felt

Still feeling a little off today, but it’s Day 3 and I’m hoping it will be easier from here on out. My body is getting accustomed to less food, so I will be less hungry. My body is pretty sore, especially my back and rear delts, but it feels good. I brought an ice cube tray to work to munch on and it feels like I’m eating real food!

My cute ice cubes

My cute ice cubes

Moral of the Story: DO NOT HAVE THERMOGENICS ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. Period.

Cheers! Stay hungry and fit!

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7 Responses to "Do NOT Mix Thermogenics and an “Empty” Stomach"

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  1. Rebecca @ Healthy Intentions

    June 21, 2013 at 10:46 am

    :( that sounds horrible. Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Eva McElwain Tucci

    June 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    prenatal vitamins as well Caffeine does that to me too on an empty stomach :( hope you are feeling better

  3. daveelmore75

    June 21, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Great post! I did the same once and ONLY once. Learned a valuable lesson about thermogenics.

  4. tfortner11

    June 22, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Have you considered making hungryandfit t-shirts? You have great content on your blog and I love the name hungryandfit. I think that’s something people would buy. Just a suggestion :)

    • hungryandfit

      June 22, 2013 at 7:57 am

      We actually have and want to do that! Thank you for the encouragement 😀

  5. devonbrownonline

    June 24, 2013 at 4:35 am

    what program are you doing that requires so many shakes?

    • hungryandfit

      June 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Just the Spartacus diet the actors used to get ripped. It’s not really a program, it’s just a willpower test