If I have much protein or fat in my stomach when I start my workout, I'll immediately feel really sick to my stomach. But I often skip dinner so I can't get started without a little food to raise my blood sugar. My morning routine is a very small serving of carbs - half an apple, couple handfuls of granola, piece of toast - washed down with water. In the winter, especially, when the air in the house is dry, if I don't drink at the start of the day I'll run out of steam quickly, and I can't drink during my workout (this will be why I'll never run a marathon - putting anything into my stomach while I'm exerting myself makes me immediately nauseous).
I laughed my butt off at the first Fellowship of the Ring movie, 'cause I eat like a Hobbit. Snack before workout; first breakfast before 6; second breakfast before 8; lunch at 10:30; snack at 3:00; maybe dinner 7:00ish.
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I like to make sure I get healthy protein in me before I take off for exercise. I don't like any feeling of fullness when I exercise so I eat no less than 2 hours before. Raw milk, raw egg, grass-fed, organic whey concentrate powder made into a yummy eggnog does the trick for me. It's digested quickly and gives me the protein punch my muscles like. I get up very early (between 5 & 5:30) to make this happen. My exercise is yoga class twice a week.
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It really depends on what you eat and how you personally function. I know I can't eat before exercising so I'l have a fruit when I get up so by the time I am dressed and ready to workout it's been digested. Then post workout I have the rest of my breakfast
It depends on your diet. I eat a very low-carb diet and my body is used to burning fat as fuel so I don't eat before I exercise in the morning. People who eat a higher carb diet like the one recommended by Spark will do better eating some carbs and some proteins before exercise so they have enough energy because their body relies more on glucose to feed the cells. Birgit
I hope it's OK to ask this question here; getting up early can be seen as kind of crunchy, right? OK, I am training myself to get up early and hit the gym first thing. have heard that eating an hour or two before exercising is optimal. But what do you early morning exercisers do? Eat first and then work out, eat after, snack first ....?
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