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JENTRY07
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4/16/13 6:32 P

I agree there is no benefit to waiting, you should eat and replenish your body! I actually read an awesome article on what to eat before and after workouts, great examples if you're interested: www.shawncanblog.com/2012/05/what-you-shou
ld-eat-before-and-after.html




DRAGONCHILDE
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4/16/13 6:11 P

There's no benefit at all to waiting. Go ahead and eat. :)



REGINA_PHALANGE
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4/16/13 5:47 P

Is it possible to snack in your class? Maybe have a piece of fruit, some yogurt, nuts, or cheese on your way to class, and then eat another snack during your class. After intense exercise, I find that it can be difficult to eat heavy foods without hurting my stomach, and snacking like this helps my body get the energy it needs. Either way, you probably shouldn't wait until after your class to eat.



KAB7801
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4/16/13 10:23 A

I try to eat ASAP after I wake up maybe a bananna, then do cardio, then eat breakfast



BLUENOSE63
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4/16/13 5:35 A

I agree with the other posters, you have to eat when you get up as exercising on an empty stomach can put your body into starvation mode



SP_COACH_NANCY
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4/15/13 10:14 P

Hi,

The sooner you can eat, the better--the reason is your body's insulin sensitivity is at an all-time high so that the glucose can be ushered into the cells at at much faster rate and the protein can begin the repair and recovery process. Many health experts say that after breakfast, eating after an intense workout is the second best time to eat.

Coach Nancy



FITNESS386
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4/15/13 10:11 P

I'm a college student and I usually go to spinning classes early in the morning on an empty stomach (I can still work at my max on an empty stomach) but after spinning I have to go straight to my morning class. My question is: should I eat breakfast right after my cardio workout or should I wait at least 30 minutes to eat? Right now I'm trying to lose weight, but mainly my body fat percentage. Any comments or suggestions? Thanks.



 
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