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SWEETMAHA
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2/7/13 11:49 A

before and after



ROKIAS
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2/7/13 6:46 A

After



ANGIE8975
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2/6/13 7:47 P

I eat after a workout



FOXMOON
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2/6/13 4:14 P

I work out when I get home from work. I have a small snack 15-30 minutes before leaving work (been loving pistachios lately!), then start my workout when I get home.

Depending on my workout, sometimes afterward I will have a glass of vanilla soy milk, or possibly a slice of multigrain toast with peanut butter -- or I'll just jump straight into starting to cook dinner or heading out to go get dinner.



BARBANNA
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2/6/13 3:11 P

Eating when you need to is best but eat something that gives you an energy boost. Bananas and peanut butter are great, Greek yogurt, raisins and almonds.



ARMYWIFE0703
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2/6/13 2:39 P

small meal with carbs and protein before (1/2 peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread), meal after (dinner).



MZNAYLUV
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2/6/13 2:28 P

I eat after.



MOM4TWO1
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2/6/13 7:45 A

both



JENNILACEY
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2/6/13 6:13 A

Both. Breakfast at around 6-7am. Start my workout at around 8-9am. Post workout snack at 10:30-11am.



LEHIA13
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2/6/13 4:50 A

I eat afterwords or I get really sick.



TACDGB
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2/6/13 12:14 A

I drink my whey protein shake while I lift. I usually eat after my cardio workout or after I lift.



EXPOGIRL50
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2/5/13 5:11 P

Usually after



SP_COACH_NANCY
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2/5/13 5:03 P

Hi WNT2BFITAGAIN,

It really depends on the length of time of your workouts and/or intensity. For any runs longer than an hour I will come in and have a snack of carbs and some protein. However, if I am doing a more intense run, such as a tempo or intervals, even if just for 30 minutes I will have a protein shake or Greek yogurt. As for strength training, it depends--

Coach Nancy



MOM4TWO1
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2/5/13 4:14 P

both



JENMC14
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2/5/13 4:07 P

This question gets asked a lot, you might want to do a quick search of the message boards.

I workout inthe am, I do not eat because I don't like to workout on a full stomach. Once a week or so I do workout after dinner, but I try not to eat too much. If you want a shake or a snack after you work out, why not? Especially if you feel like you need the fuel. Just make sure it fits in your range for the day.

Edited by: JENMC14 at: 2/5/2013 (16:08)


WNT2BFITAGAIN
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2/5/13 4:02 P

I would like to know if you eat before working out? I can only do my workouts at night and I wait about 2 hours after I eat dinner. But I wonder if after I workout if I can have a protein shake or something to feed my muscles??



 
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