(Closed) What do you eat before you workout?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
78 posts
Worker bee

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
574 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Usually nothing or a get a stitch in my side

Post # 7
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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 # 9
1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oatmeal, fruit or something high in protien. I have to eat or my blood sugars drop.

Post # 10
352 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@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
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I always have something like a Cliff Bar about and hour before going to the gym.

Post # 13
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have to eat before working out – most of the time it’s half an Eggo Nutrigrain waffle with peanut butter

Post # 14
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Protein shake or oatmeal an hour before!

Post # 15
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I dont eat before a workout, but when Im done I have a protein shake with 365 whey protein powder and or a grapefruit!

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