Post # 1
Does anyone else get nauseous to the point of throwing up after a workout?
I have a free session with a trainer tonight, and I’m terrified.
Last time I had a session with a trainer, I almost threw up. I kept having to take breaks and sit down and let my stomach rest before I kept going. I hadn’t had anything to eat 2 hours prior to going, so I have no idea what was going on.
I felt stupid, like I was wasting her time. She kept asking me questions like “When’s the last time you ate?” “What did you eat?” and saying sh*t to scare me like, “You should go to the doctor because something else must be going on.”
My anxiety is through the roof. Should I take a Zofran before going?
Am I the only one who gets nauseous from working out?
Post # 3
@AquaGrey8962: I would tell the trainer about what happened last time and that you’re nervous about getting sick.
I think it was probably a one-off.
I know that the people on the Biggest Loser throw up often but that’s because they work them like crazy for the cameras and they probably have never worked out like that in their lives.
Post # 4
I do sometimes, when I have pushed too hard. I usually will eat a banana, does the trick asap.
Post # 5
I have thrown up from working out a bunch of times, and it’s usually from either not eating enough, eating too much, or eating the wrong thing.
What do you eat before a workout?
Post # 6
I used to, but that’s because I hadn’t worked out in a very long time and I was working out early mornings.. like 5am. I could never do something as heavy as a banana. I would try some crackers and water 🙂
Post # 7
@AquaGrey8962: A trainer that I used to work out with said that it’s a normal physiological reaction when your body is being pushed really hard. He said that he worked at a gym where trainers would brag about making people throw up. I never actually puked when I was working out with him, but I would get really nauseous! I guess you can just take it as a sign that your body is working hard.
Post # 8
i’ve never thrown up, but i have gotten very nauseous. it’s only happened a few times and was usually the result of the heat and pushing myself too hard.
Post # 9
@AquaGrey8962: I sometimes get sick, but it’s always my fault. I’ve finally learned that I just can’t eat for 2+ hours before I work out. Some people say to have a snack 30 minutes before, but I just can’t.
My guess is you ate too soon before, and your body freaked out. Or perhaps you ate something that didnt agree with you in combination with working out. For example, I love bananas, but god help me if I eat them before hitting them gym. Nausea city. Same for cashews and high-fiber granola bars. Potassium definitely has the ability to induce sick feelings in some people, and the granola bars are filled with slow-digesting fiber which also causes bloating/gas. AWESOME when you’re working out.