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6/24/13 6:48 P

I sometimes do fasted cardio or just eat a small 90 calorie granola bar 20-30 min before I workout. Main reason? I work at 4:30am ! I cannot stomach fruit or yogurt or any of that stuff before a run. It cramps me up and makes me sick. I usually eat 30-45 mins after my workout (when I get out of the shower). My biggest meal of the day is breakfast. Then the rest of the day my food intake tapers off and I end up eating a snack or very small dinner. But you have to find what works for you. It might take some tinkering with to find out what you react best to.

Edited by: ANGELZBABE100 at: 6/24/2013 (18:48)

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6/20/13 11:39 A

I like to split my breakfast into 2 mini meals when I work out in the morning. I get nauseous if I work out on an empty stomach, AND if I don't eat after a workout. Usually I'll have a mini bagel (or half of a regular-size bagel) with either cream cheese, peanut butter, or preserves, depending on what I'm craving, or if I feel I need added protein, etc. I usually have a serving or two of fruit with this, like a banana (the ones around here are always huge and measure out at about a cup of slices, so 2 servings of fruit), or an individual applesauce and a half cup of grapes or something. After I work out, I'll have a Greek yogurt and perhaps an egg or a mini salad. I do try to make sure to get a good amount of protein after I work out.

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6/20/13 11:07 A

I agree you should have something substantial to eat but would opt for something a little lighter on carbs - such as a fruit salad with cottage cheese or a protein shake and a banana or two. The sugar from fruit is a good source of quick energy.

Edited by: GDBEAR65 at: 6/20/2013 (11:09)

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6/20/13 10:55 A

Try to get around 400 calories and get a little protein but have most of your carbs in breakfast, It should give you energy enough for the workout.

whole grain tortilla
tomato & bell pepper
2 slice of whole grain toast
Tablespoon of preserves
440 calories, 71 carbs, 10 fat, 18 protein

hope this helps!

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6/20/13 10:37 A

My schedule has recently changed and I am now doing distance running in the morning. The problem is I can't seem to eat enough, and the SP generateed plans don't seem to be giving my body what it needs. Any suggestions on what I can do/where I can look for help? Thanks!

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