Post # 1
What do you eat before you workout?
I can’t eat much beforehand (within about an hour) otherwise I feel sick. I still have to eat, otherwise I get dizzy. Some people seem to have no issues with eating a bunch of pizza or something equally heavy, but not me!
Post # 3
I don’t eat anything before I work out or I feel a bit ill. I usually workout first thing in the morning though so it’s not too much of an issue. If I’m going to the gym in the evenings, I have to stop eating at least 4 hours before working out or I really feel it.
My old flatmate though was like you and had to eat before working out; he usually made a couple of pieces of wholegrain toast and put some honey on it, which gave him the energy he needed without being too heavy in his stomach. I think the key for him was making sure it was a slow burning carb, rather than white bread or anything processed that would be burned up too quickly.
Post # 4
I always have a protein shake (Designer Whey Chocolate flavor) and sometimes I mix it with 1/4 cup of frozen berries or a teaspoon of nut butter.
the shake by itself is 100 calories, if i had nut butter or berries add 60-65 calories more.
It’s a light enough to not make me sick before I go lift and do cardio but filling enough that I don’t get hungry while working out.
Post # 5
An apple, one slice of whole wheat bread with natural peanut butter, or a banana with a glass of milk are my go-to’s. I need to eat/drink something about a half hour to an hour before or else I get very dizzy.
You need something with complex carbs for fuel. Milk is a great choice pre and post workout because of the protein and nutrients.
Post # 6
Usually nothing or a get a stitch in my side
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
I work out in the mornings and MUST eat something beforehand or else I just don’t have the energy. I usually eat some yogurt with fruit and granola, some egg whites on a whole wheat english muffin or some peanut butter on whole wheat toast 45 minutes – 1 hour before a work out.
Post # 8
Milk would be good if I wasn’t lactose intolerant. Yogurt is usually a typical go to for me. I guess I’m lucky, as long as I’ve had something not too long ago (3 hrs) I’m ok. Breakfast is a must, as is some time of snack after lunch if I’m going to workout after work.
Post # 9
Oatmeal, fruit or something high in protien. I have to eat or my blood sugars drop.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2012 - Zama Beach Club, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
I usually workout when I get home from work and I will have a glass of almond milk to tide me over until dinner. It works pretty well 😀
Post # 11
@AB Bride: You shouldn’t be eating anything within the 30-45 minutes before your work out.
When I was playing varsity, our trainers wanted us to eat a full meal 3-4 hours in advance & have a sugar rich snack (like a banana or smoothie) 1hr before a session. Afterwards, we were encouraged to replenish with bit of sugar, electrolytes & protein (so pretty much chocolate milk!
For morning training sessions I’d skip the meal (cause I was sleeping) & just have a smoothie about an hour before I hit the field.
Post # 12
I always have something like a Cliff Bar about and hour before going to the gym.
Post # 13
I have to eat before working out – most of the time it’s half an Eggo Nutrigrain waffle with peanut butter
Post # 14
Protein shake or oatmeal an hour before!
Post # 15
I dont’ eat anything before I work out and I prefer to work out first thing in the morning (I think the metabolism boost from early-morning exercise is great throughout the rest of the day.) I usually make a health breakfast after. My college roomate could eat dinner and then hit the gym a half hour later…I could never understand it!
Post # 16
I dont eat before a workout, but when Im done I have a protein shake with 365 whey protein powder and or a grapefruit!