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should you eat before you work out

Posted by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 6:37 AM
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The only time I have time to work out is early morning. I.don't eat before but I am wandering of I should be.
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iamcafemom83
by Bronze Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 6:49 AM
I do. I just feel weak if I haven't eaten anything at least an hour before I work out.

How do you feel if you don't eat before hand?
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mcginnisc
by Claire on Mar. 21, 2013 at 6:59 AM
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It is something that you will need to play with as each person is different. There is evidence supporting both methods- eating before and not eating. 

Personally, I cannot workout less than 2 hours after I eat, so I typically eat breakfast around 5:15-5:30 if I'm hitting the gym as I get to the gym at 7:45 and start my workout by 8 am. Some ladies like Darby, need something to eat in a shorter period of time. I will get sick if I workout with food in my system so close to a workout, which is why I either workout empty or 2+ hours before. 

Claire


" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13 

JerseyAirGurl
by *Ada* on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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Personally... I go for empty stomach...and eat right after. 


krystaldawn_21
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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I eat before.

mama91605
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:45 AM
Most days I feel great, but some times I feel like I need to eat. I get up at 5:20 and have been doing a walk at home thing on YouTube then I shower and my first daycare kids are here. I am just getting back.in to a work out routine so I am starting simple. I think if I was doing a harder work out I would need to eat first. I am also 7 weeks pregnant and I think farther along I will need to eat first.


Quoting iamcafemom83:

I do. I just feel weak if I haven't eaten anything at least an hour before I work out.



How do you feel if you don't eat before hand?

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Crissy2424
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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I have been working out after I eat. However, it has to be at least 2 hours before or I will get cramps. If I don't eat I don't feel good, but I don't get sick, just shakey. So I have a snack after I eat; something healthy of course.

chrisnjoesmom
by Adrienne on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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I have to eat before or I feel weak. For me I prefer 30 mins before
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charlotsomtimes
by Gold Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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I do.  I seem to feel sick if I don't

dizzydreamer
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:17 PM

If I don't eat before my walk, I get extra hungry and make bad choices.  That's just me though.

Pna1Dra6on
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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I feel I have less energy to get through the workout if I don't eat before.  Particularly morning workouts

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