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Meals and exercise

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Some people have particular foods they eat before working out. For example, my hubby loves to eat sweet potatoes the evening before a morning race and needs a banana the morning of...
I just know I can't skip breakfast and that I need my protein to start the day. It may come in the form of yogurt with almonds and raisins mixed in or a couple of fried eggs, and I always eat those with a piece of fruit.

I've tried to stay away from breakfast cereals because they usually contain too much sugar and not enough protein and fiber for me.
Also, I tend to work out 1-3 hours after eating whether it's in the morning or evening.

How about you? Do you have a go-to meal before your exercise routine?

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EDDYMEESE 2/26/2014 10:53PM

    Not yet, since I'm not exercising yet (starting March 1).

I have been thinking a lot about how I'm going to fuel myself. I know that generally speaking, we don't *really* need to fuel for regular exercise...not like for marathons. But I also know that I do better a few hours after I've eaten a small, healthy snack.

Right now, I'm thinking a few nuts, 1/2 an apple and an ounce of cheese. We'll see. I've found that the apples and cheese have become a binge item this past week, so I may have to rethink that. Maybe berries, instead. Dates would be a great choice, I think. Yeah...Dates and a few almonds?

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CHALLENGER15 2/26/2014 1:49PM

    I don't like cold foods in the morning, so I will usually choose steel cut oatmeal with some peanut butter for the protein or eggs. If I am in a hurry, I will dig out some cheese, but it has to go on a slice of toast just out of the toaster. LOL!

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