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What to Eat Before You Work Out

Eating Before Exercise for Maximum Results


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Excellent suggestions to help start the day and process right... thanks! Report
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Find activities that you love doing and you'll enjoy exercising. Report
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I recently took a free online course from the olympic commitee on what to eat before and after exercise if it is around 60 minutes. For regular exercise,after the exercise not intense training what they advise is a peanut butter and jam sandwich after with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and 2 tablespoons of jam or something with 50g carbohydrate and 20g of protein, before exercise it also advised to have a small amount of fast carbs.something with sugar if possible. I can not drink a lot of water before exercise as it will go through my body in 30 minutes. I drink a bottle of Gatorade before exercise,advised through this commitee and pharmacy to do this. I add some extra salt to it. The salt will help to keep the water in your system while you exercise. After and during I drink water.My electrolytes are low,sugar and salt in it helped raise my blood pressure to 100/65 so I can exercise. Without it it is 80/50 and can not exercise. I half to add at least a tsp. of salt daily to my foods to keep my blood pressure around 100. Report
This article gives you great ideas on what you eat before you workout! Report
The one time where I made very conscious choices to put in some calories before a workout was when I was training to do a half marathon. When my mileage during training increased, I found I really needed to give my body some quick-burn fuel to use. Usually my pre-training meal was 1/3 cup oatmeal with half a banana, some honey and peanut butter. I followed my longer mileage days with an electrolyte drink right after, then a normal breakfast when I got home.

On a regular day-to-day basis, however, I don't go to extra lengths to make sure I've eaten something specific before doing a workout, as the exercise just isn't quite so lengthy nor intense.

The only other time I make sure I'm good and fueled up is before long on a long hike - but then I also make sure I pack healthy snacks with me, too. Report
Wow.. Great article. Love all the awesome things to eat before a workout! Wish I could still run, ride and swim!! Report
See, right now. I am kinda wanting to build my body up! I see other guys and they are built up and i feel insecure. With what you said about calories maintainance, i think i will watching out on this. Thank you so much! I am Lamynn From I really like your motivational articles more. Report
Thanks some good tips and ideas to relieve eating boredom. Report
Since most of the time I exercise after work, I need a little snack to keep me from focusing on dinner! I find I do well with a little bit of protein and a little bit of complex carbs about 1 hours before. My favorite pre-workout snack is a small Fuji apple and a stick of string cheese.

On Sundays, I do yoga/stretching in the morning and usually do that before breakfast. Report

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