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    Giving Blood

    I gave blood again last night, and I'm wondering what effect that would have on my current diet.
    How many calories do I burn regenerating a pint of blood?
    I noticed my heart rate was a lot faster today than normal (hitting 160 instead of 145 on the exercise bike). Is this to be expected?
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    Yeah you are low on red blood cells they are the transportaion for oxygen in your body. Less transportation mean they have to go faster. Most people I know take a rest day after giving blood. You could faint.

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    Eat a steak or two.

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    Drink water as well, unless you've got good habits on that front already.

    Did you get a free cookie? For some reason, the cookies they have always taste awesome after you give blood.

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    You'll be fine in a couple days, no reason to really alter your diet. Have some red meat or other source of iron(which you should have already) and you should be swell.

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    Here is a novel idea:
    STOP GIVING BLOOD AS A PART TIME JOB !!!

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    Originally posted by Phrost
    Drink water as well, unless you've got good habits on that front already.

    Did you get a free cookie? For some reason, the cookies they have always taste awesome after you give blood.
    They did taste good. Too bad I didn't give blood. I raped the free food for all it was worth though.

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    Mmmm... cookies.... they're the main reason I go of course.
    I drink 2 or 3 pints of water a day while at work, and get through about half a pint while training.

    I'd love to have a steak or two to eat, but I've got crappy low calorie microwave meals in the freezer and no time to go shopping for anything until the weekend.
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    you dont get paid for that kind of stuff here

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    I used to give blood twice a week when I was in college. I used to make $40 a week doing it.

    Actually I gave plasma, they would take out the blood, seperate the red from the plasma and then put the red back in. Kinda gross now that I think about it.

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