I have finally tried again to eat something very light at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours before my lap swimming, since I have heard from numerous sources that if I am not eating something light with a little protein and carbs prior to my workout, that I am burning muscles instead of fat. I have a really hard time being up earlier in order to eat at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours prior to my swim, but I am trying. I often am still finding that I am belching alot, even to the point of feeling like I will throw up during my swim. I haven't noticed anything better during this month trial, so I don't know if it is worth continuing on with my trial. sighh,,,
When I go swimming at 7 a.m. in the morning I eat a slice of whole wheat bread with a little chicken breast. That keeps my stomack satisfied for the 75 minutes swimming session. Once I get back I have a big bowl of greek yoghurt, plain yoghurt, milk, fruits and some uncooked oatmeal all mixed together.
When swimming in the evenings I don't eat before exercising for at least 90 minutes prior to swimming. Once I get back I usually eat right away. Today I am meeting friends for dinner later so I just drank a protein shake.
I have been swimming laps for years now, and for me, I can't eat before swimming. I swim about 2 - 3 times a week for almost an hour each time. Since I get up less than an hour before I'm in the pool, and due to the fact that when I do try to eat something, even something light, it sits on my stomach like a lead brick and I end up belching all the time I am in the pool, almost throwing up at times, so for me, it isn't worth trying to eat something before my swim, even though everything I have read says that I should eat beforehand. I do eat as soon as I get home though and drink probably a good 2 or 3 glasses of water. Don't know if this will be right for you - only saying what works for me. hugs, Cheryl
I swim most days (usually mid morning) but before I go, I have a small yogurt with some berries or granola ... try not to make it something that will tax my gut to digest as i want more of my blood flow going to the muscles I am working. Just works for me.
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I swim several days a week at 5 am. When I was doing strength training that early, I always ate before working out. I have tried having something light, like some dried fruit and nuts on the way to the pool. I find that some days it doesn't sit well. When do you eat if you are swimming? And what do you eat?
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