It does not matter whether you eat before, after, or either.
In your own words.. you are fat. Therefore while your exercise may feel strenuous, it most likely not be enough to require you to replace calories from a workout. If you were doing something long term, like playing a basketball game for an hour, or running 10 miles, that may be necessary.
You should just eat your regular meals, and if you like working out an hour before, or after a meal, then do that. Whatever makes you feel best. There is no secret plan on eating at a certain time to optimize results. Other than not feeling poorly when working out, timing of meals won't be an issue for most exercisers. We have taken an idea from marathoner, and triathletes, and tried to implement it into workouts where we don't burn 500 calories.
Hydration is a lot more important.
"We can't solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them "
- Albert Einstein
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”
- Henry Ford
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