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7/19/19 2:24 A

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I try to adjust my excercises so that I can have my normal meal right after



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7/17/19 9:23 A

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fruit- banana, orange, tangerine



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7/17/19 2:39 A

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no snacks, just normal food



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7/16/19 6:56 P

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My post work-out recovery drink after a heavy workout is chocolate milk.

1 cup of skim milk powder
2 tablespoons of ovaltine
2 tablespoons of Fry's Cocoa

mix with water to make 3 cups

I have the dry ingredients in my gym bag so I always have it with me

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7/16/19 12:44 P

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Nothing; I don't believe in pre- and post-workout snacks; instead, I eat three well-balanced meals plus two small 100-calorie snacks each day.

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7/16/19 10:49 A

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it depends on when i'm working out, these days i often have a small protein shake 1-2 hours before my workout and then i have dinner within an hour of my workout.

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7/16/19 9:10 A

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Since I feed my body nutritious food at meals, I really don't snack before and after exercise. I try to drink 8 oz of water beforehand and after.

I don't fall into that protein hype BS, so don't feel I have to feed my body anything. PS: all that protein is hitting your kidneys in a bad way.

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7/14/19 12:43 P

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I workout in the morning and never eat beforehand, just drink some coffee. My favorite post-workout snack is a banana and then I make a bowl of oatmeal.

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(1) I prepare very nutritious (and delicious!) meals. But I need to be more mindful about portion control, dessert, and alcohol.
(2) I want to do more hiking! (short-term)
(3) I want to be one of those people that compete in track and field when they're in their 80's, 90's and 100's (long-term)


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7/2/19 4:08 P

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I usually have a banana pre-workout.
Post-workout it's either breakfast (usually eggs and porridge) if I go for a run in the morning or a protein shake/dinner (high protein) if I go to the gym after work.



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6/15/19 5:08 P

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A chocolate protein shake. Lots of protein and low carbs.



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6/4/19 9:35 A

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Since I work out in the morning, breakfast is my pre workout meal. After working out I love a carrot w/hummus or yogurt dip. And water!

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6/2/19 1:14 A

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Protein shakes

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5/25/19 12:52 P

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i only drink water before and water after

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5/17/19 6:20 P

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No pre-snack. Don't need one. Post snack is usually lemon water and my next meal.

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5/17/19 3:29 P

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Grapes are my current favorite pre-workout snack. So full of water and quick carbs, and low in fiber. If I have a little more time before I work out I might have something a little heavier like oatmeal.

If I've just done some cardio I usually just wait until the next meal....if I've been weight training I usually have a mix of carb and protein like a shake.







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Thank you so much!! These are things I can use!!

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5/9/19 9:29 A

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I lift weights , and have found for me, always a carb WITH a protein AND lots of water!
A carb alone won't satisfy and I'll be hungry later.
A protein alone won't be enough since your body NEEDS carbs after that kind of workout.
Water helps EVERYTHING ~the joints , hydration,muscles,etc.
So~Pre: Peanut butter on Italian bread {best low cals for bread and I get sick of eating wheat bread that tastes like cardboard all the time]};water to wash it down.
Post: Banana[for the potassium] and string cheese or cottage cheese doubles or Greek yogurt with KIND granola ~ cinnamon or ~you guessed it ~peanut butter!

Edited by: MOMWANTSNOWAIST at: 5/9/2019 (09:30)
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5/7/19 10:03 P

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When I was cycling for 2+ hours, I always felt better afterwards if I had a small carby-snack before if breakfast was more than 2 hrs prior ( choose one: 1/2 banana, 1/2 English muffin, fruit/yogurt); and then during my exercise I drank --diluted--sports drink. Afterwards, perhaps the other half of that banana, etc...

But that's "just me" and MY metabolism: my partner can go for 3 hours on just water and feel fine. We are ALL different!! Try things out to discover what makes you feel the best.
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5/7/19 5:19 P

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same as Kriszta … emoticon water

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4/27/19 3:17 A

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water

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4/16/19 7:34 A

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@LUANN_IN_PA I'm just trying to be smart about exercise and get the most out of my time. As a former powerlifter, I know nutrition can aid or hinder a workout. I tend to workout for 60 minutes over my lunch so I want to make the most of that time as it may be all I get that day. So, to say (type) it out loud, I would like to get back to powerlifting eventually but I have a lot of foundation work before I'm going to be ready for that.

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No schedule for pre but I like a banana. It seems to help with soreness later.

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4/15/19 9:52 A

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For regular workouts of 90 minutes or less:
I typically exercise on an empty stomach, maybe a little plain coffee if I'm having trouble waking up. "After" is just my normal breakfast.

For longer workouts, like a 40-mile bike ride (2.5+ hours):
Pre: oatmeal with some nuts and yogurt (no coffee, as it will make me want to pee too early in the ride)
During: diluted gatorade unless I'll be out longer than 3 hours, then I'll pack a little snack like half a PB&J or a banana
Post: just a normal lunch.

Eating for performance isn't necessary for most people. Normal nutrition will give you adequate fuel and recovery. A little caffeine before can help you warm up faster, though it tends to make you sweat more and may make you need to pee sooner.

Take life one day at a time - enjoy today before you worry about tomorrow.


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4/15/19 6:39 A

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Oh..yes...Beer is a great post run snack.

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4/14/19 5:21 P

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pre: breakfast
post: beer

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4/13/19 1:03 P

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I am just a regular person, exercising to keep fit.
There is no need for pre- or post- performance foods in my case.

What are you training for?

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
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4/13/19 9:36 A

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I drink lots of water and just try to make healthy choices throughout the day. I hear things like peanut butter and fruit or vegetable with it are good recovery foods.

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I drink lots of water. emoticon



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4/13/19 7:17 A

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I don't eat performance driven snacks at all. I make healthy choices for my meals and snacks through out the day which aid in having a good workout. Since I gave up consuming copious amounts of desserts for Lent, I have actually felt a lot better when exercising.

If I have a run scheduled, I actually avoid certain foods to avoid having issues. Things like broccoli can be scary. If I have a run scheduled where I know I'll be out for an hour or more, I bring fruit leather to help keep my energy levels going. I used to use those gels but they are icky, expensive, and can cause gastric distress.

Edited by: MLAN613 at: 4/13/2019 (09:31)
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4/12/19 8:26 A

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Interested in how everyone eats for performance before and after workouts. Thank you in advance and GO!

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