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When do you like to workout and what do you eat before?

I like waking up early to workout (while the kids are asleep) and I have a coffee and something light before it like a granola bar.If I oversleep, then i workout in their naps. I'm a SAHM.


Asked by fefe87 at 12:16 AM on Mar. 9, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • you never want to eat right before a workout. Generally, you want easily digestible carbs (juice or piece of fruit) between 15-30min before a workout and lean protein after. (I usually drink a glass of skim milk 15 min after a work out.)

    Answer by alinker at 12:18 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • I usually work out on an empty stomach and then eat something high in protein about 15-30 minutes after I've finished.

    Answer by KristyB at 12:28 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • Also, if you workout before the kids wake up, work out before eating.. that way you burn fat instead of what you just ate

    Answer by alinker at 12:19 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • i just started doing p90x last night ... i have to do them when i get off work so around 9pm. i eat protein after since i have pushed my muscles so much, they need those nutrients. all day though i eat well, raw fruits, dried fruits fresh veggies, nuts, salad water etc.

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 12:19 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • I LOVE first thing in the am

    Answer by moe7e at 12:29 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • I usually don't eat before working out because it makes me nautious, right now I'm doing one in the women's health book

    Answer by tirelessefforts at 2:59 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • If i'm hungry or working out in the am I will have a light snack like a piece of fruit.

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 8:52 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • I work out after the kiddo goes to bed, about 8PM. We have dinner around 6, so I don't feel the need to eat anything else before working out.

    Answer by Groovyflor1 at 12:25 PM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • I tend to workout late at night. I know it's not the best, but it's the only time that I have available.

    Answer by sherribeare at 3:33 PM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • I have to have my latte before I can run. Then I have to let it settle! But that's what I have before, then I eat breakfast. Or I go midmorning, after my breakfast has settled, just depends on the day. When I drive to my running trail, I keep a banana in the car for afterward, and then I do my strength training once I get home.

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:01 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

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