Fitness Minutes: (4,253)
885 1/28/13 1:35 P
It depends on the time of day I'm working out.
When I take a 6am class, I don't eat before as my tummy isn't awake yet. On the weekends I get up around 7am and have breakfast, then go workout around 9-10am. In the evenings I don't eat before my workout at 5:30
You have to do what feels right for your body
Life should be a little nuts. Otherwise it's just a bunch of Thursdays strung together.
I work out at 4:30-5:00 am, so I typically don't eat. If I'm feeling extra hungry, I'll have something small, usually a protein shake. I do not like working out on a full, or even semi-full, stomach. You could try eating something small before and something smaller afer, or eat before if that works for you and have some chocolate milk and/or a banana after and see how you feel then. Just experiment, there's no reason you can't eat before and after if you need it.
I am 5'4". Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6 First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011 Lowest weight: 116 Gained back 40 or so pounds and now getting back to it.
Fitness Minutes: (70,287)
1/28/13 1:26 P
if I'm actually hungry, I will eat a little something before I workout. I do a morning workout at home most days. Saturdays I may go to the gym or for a run in the morning.
If I feel rumbly in my tumbly late in the afternoon, I'll eat something around 3:30 or 4 (I go to the gym after work).
I also keep something in the car for when I leave the gym. Many times I am ravenous after I exercise, so I'll eat something on the way home to keep me from grabbing everything in sight when I get to the house.
some of my favorites: apples, pears, sweet potato, KIND bars, trail mix (I make my own with walnuts, raisins, and pumpkin seeds)
Edited by: OBIESMOM2 at: 1/28/2013 (14:16)
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1/28/13 1:12 P
I will have something small (like some almonds, dark chocolate, half a banana, even a glass of orange juice) before then eat breakfast (or the appropriate meal) afterwards.
There are no elevators in the house of success. H. H. Vreeland
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Fitness Minutes: (408)
1/28/13 1:06 P
I eat before, and I'm ravished after I'm done...if I eat afterwards...I feel like I don't have strength to work out...which works better for you? What are some good energy refills/boosters?
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