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Is it better to workout before you eat or after?



 
 
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KEELY128
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3/1/12 7:39 P

usually after



JILLITA55
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3/1/12 7:22 P

Eat first. Save some time and then go exercise.



CAVEPRINCESS65
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2/29/12 9:29 P

eat 2 hours before workout



PITTSBURGHLOVE
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2/29/12 9:12 P

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



45AQUA-MAN
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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)


AEGISHOT
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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.



JILLITA55
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2/11/12 12:13 P

before



CASSIOEPIA
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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!

Judi



IAMAGEMLOVER
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2/4/12 4:27 P

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



ELLSKI85
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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.



JILLITA55
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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
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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
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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!!



NIGHTSKYSTAR
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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!!

wiki.answers.com/Q/Should_you_eat_before_o
r_after_you_exercise




JILLITA55
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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
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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.



DWROBERGE
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1/19/12 8:52 P

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ANNAMARTINEZ1
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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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