I usually workout after work, before dinner. So I'll have a bit of cottage cheese or yogurt right when I get home with some water and usually don't workout for 30-45 minutes after that. Then I'll have dinner after my workout.
Rarely, it'll make more sense for me to eat dinner pre workout due to timing. But then I have to wait awhile to exercise and end up doing a lighter cardio workout or ST. I'm not one to be able to do high intensity right after eating.
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1,243 7/6/13 10:37 A
It depends what time I'm working out and what type of workout I'm doing. Apples/bananas/carrots with PB is usually a pretty good go-to for any type of workout. If I'm just doing ST though I'm ok with eating closer to meal-sized portions before since I'm not doing intense cardio.
I like to have a serving of fruit with some Greek yogurt and a little granola on top, usually before working out. And after I like to have a mini whole wheat bagel with either cream cheese or peanut butter, depending on what I'm craving, and maybe some milk. My pre- and post-workout snacks/meals are usually interchangeable though. It tends to be my breakfast, and I just split it into 2 meals. Smoothies are great for this too.
last night I had mini-wheats and milk pre workout, but that was unusual. Normally, I don't eat pre-workout. I just can't. If I'm exercising after work, I'll try to have a snack at about 3pm, usually fruit and meat, but sometimes just a chocolate milk.
Afterwards, I try to do something carb + protein. More often it's 1/2 a smoothie I share with my husband. Or dinner.
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What do you normally eat Pre workout and Post workout?
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