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KEELY128 SparkPoints: (280,174)
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3/1/12 7:39 P

usually after

JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (74,274)
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3/1/12 7:22 P

Eat first. Save some time and then go exercise.

CAVEPRINCESS65 SparkPoints: (71,521)
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2/29/12 9:29 P

eat 2 hours before workout

2/29/12 9:12 P

I like to eat 1-2 hours before working out.

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2/11/12 3:06 P

I like to eat about 3 hours before a workout, and then have some good protein right after a workout. Of all the workouts I do if I eat too soon before a Yoga class I regret it every time. My 3 hour bike rides or my 2 mile swims aren't so critical, and sometimes the meals actually get me though the workout.

Edited by: 45AQUA-MAN at: 2/11/2012 (15:14)
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AEGISHOT Posts: 3,903
2/11/12 1:19 P

I workout before eating most times, I normally feel heavy if I eat before exercise, even if its a glass of water.

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2/11/12 12:13 P


CASSIOEPIA Posts: 18,103
2/4/12 8:45 P

One of our Spark Coach's favorite sayings goes like this:

"We are all an experiment of one"
(thanks Coach Nancy)

So in your question, I do believe you just need to experiment with different combinations and times til you find the one that works for you. Personally, I work out before eating breakfast, but many people need to eat something prior to a workout.

This is one of those instances where we can't give you a definitive answer!


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2/4/12 4:27 P

I was told to eat something before going to physical therapy.

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ELLSKI85 Posts: 4,095
2/4/12 2:38 P

Before I eat is always best for me, as long as it's not to far after I eat and I'm hungry.

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JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (74,274)
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2/4/12 1:38 P

I eat first so I don't get dizzy when exercising. I wait for an hour then I walk or exercise.

BLOND_KIRA Posts: 80
2/4/12 12:36 P

That depends on each person and condition. It is always good to have a light something a half our or so before (even just some orange juice) if you are hyperglycemia but if you are not it is really up to you and how you feel.

JOANIEBUG46 Posts: 4,214
2/2/12 10:44 A

I can't eat before yoga, unless it's a very small amount. Otherwise, I get into down dog and feel like I'll be wearing my supper!!

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2/2/12 10:01 A

I would not work out just after i ate...i would lose it!!! here is something i found when i googoled the question. I would post it to the exercise forum and see what the experts say, though!!

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2/1/12 9:44 A

I would say after. But I would leave some time after eating b/f u exercise

NIGHTOWL87 SparkPoints: (3,882)
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1/31/12 3:51 P

I do it after. About 15 minutes after my workout I head to the kitchen. If I have to head to work I go right away, prepare the food, and take a quick shower before I eat.

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1/19/12 8:52 P


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1/19/12 8:38 P

I have never known if its better to workout before you eat or after you eat? Which is better?

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