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Eat before or after?

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Is it better to eat before or after a work out?

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red_head_mommy2

Asked by red_head_mommy2 at 12:20 AM on Feb. 17, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • after. preferably a meal high in protein. after a good work , the body absorbs the protein better which helps muscle development.
    gwen20

    Answer by gwen20 at 12:35 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • after
    RentaMom

    Answer by RentaMom at 12:43 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • After. The workout increases your body's metabolism and overall effectiveness, and it stays up for a while afterwards, so you can essentially burn off and use what you're eating immediately without extra effort, if that makes sense.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 12:48 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • It's good to eat something about an hour or two before a workout, but it's definitely good to eat after. Make sure it's a good balance of lean protein and complex carbohydrates (like a chicken wrap on a whole wheat tortilla).
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:05 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • I would say after so that you don't get a stomach ache...maybe eat a little something before but not alot
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 9:31 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • I had also been wondering this same thing. :)
    mama2br00ke

    Answer by mama2br00ke at 10:10 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

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