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


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