(Closed) Nauseous while working out?!

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Dell79:  Were you doing high intensity?

How long before your workout did you eat?

What did you eat?

What have been your work out habits recently?

Sometimes if you overdo the cardio it can make you nauseous and sometimes vomit.

I hope you feel better!

Post # 4
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

That happened to me before. Now, someone, anyone, correct me if I’m wrong, but I heard it was due to the acid in the stomach just getting turned up and around upsetting the stomach. I heard it happens more with running since that creates such an impact, but I don’t see why it couldn’t happen on an elliptical as well.

Post # 5
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Food before working out? Are you getting enough water?

Post # 6
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s happened to me before and I still can’t figure it out.

Post # 9
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Dell79:  It also might be good to put something in your stomach.

Sometimes stomach acid is worse when your stomach is empty and putting a little something in it will calm it down a fair bit.

Post # 10
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Maybe you should grab a piece of fruit or something you can eat on the go. I’ve read some research that it’s really not good for your body to work out first thing in the morning with nothing in your stomach.

It also sounds like you should ease back into it. You may have been a gym-aholic, but you can’t expect to be away for a while and immediately jump back to your old habits. Give yourself some time to acclimate. I hope you feel better. 

Post # 11
25 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

You’re fine. Just pushed yourself a little too hard.

I’m not a morning person, so when I was waking myself earlier than normal (ie 5 am) to do heavy weight lifting…I was puking every time. 🙁  Having some toast with peanut butter helped alot, and easing into over a two week period worked even better.

Stressing your body that it’s not accustomed to will release all kinds of yummy hormones and what not that will send you running to the porcelain god.  

Just take it easy. Example: 1 min medium intensity, 2 min light intensity for 30 minutes…do that  for about a week to ease your heart and body into the swing of things. Then every week, up the intensity and time your doing the intensity, Example: 3 min medium, 1 min hard for 30 minutes.

Good luck!


Post # 12
823 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Some people swear by working out on an empty stomach, but I can’t do it. I start feeling really sick, break into a cold sweat, feel dizzy, and sometimes feel like I’m going to vomit. Definitely make sure you eat something and have water and take it a little at a time when you are getting back into a workout routine. 

Post # 13
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I get the same thing when I work out first thing in the morning.  Here’s what I’ve found that works for me.  I make sure to get enough sleep (for some reason if I don’t get at least 5 hours the night before I’m way more prone to puke) and I drink a little bit of orange juice before/while I work out.  If I drink a lot of OJ or water or if I eat before I workout first thing in the morning I get nauseated, but the OJ gives me some calories and sugar for the workout which helps.  Then after the workout I have something with lots of protein, like yogurt or a protein shake.  Hope that helps!

Post # 15
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Thats happened to me before!  You need to eat something, its prob from stomach acid.  I tried eating a banana before working out and that wasn’t enough either because bananas don’t absorb stomach acid.  The best thing that I’ve found before a morning workout is cheerios.  I’ll have a few handfuls in the car on the way and then drink a ton of water while i’m working out and that seems to keep the stomach acid at bay.  Hope this helps!

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