(Closed) What Do You Eat Before/After the Gym?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

oh god. Christmas Tree Snack Cakes….

I’m not dreaming of a white christmas…I’m dreaming of tree cakes….

yuuummm.

I eat crackers before the gym/after. Can’t have heavy stuff. Totally stay away from soup.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I eat a high protein snack before, like Greek yogurt, triscuits/hummus, apple with PB, etc.  I don’t usually feel OMG starving after a workout. 

ETA: I’m a marathon runner.  Depending on the length of your run, you shouldn’t need tooo much replenishment, or you’ll negate all the calories you burned.  I’ve run half marathons on an Odwalla bar with no issues.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve read that before working out you should eat carbs for quick energy. After, you should eat protein to build muscle. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I work out first thing in the morning, so it might be different for you. I also get bored with food so I switch it up a lot. Some of the things I’ll eat about an hour before a workout are:

  • greek yogurt with berries and granola
  • toast with peanut butter
  • english muffin with cheese and egg whites (if I’m really hungry)
  • Protein shakes (I can give you some recipes if you want, but a quick google search will give you tons of ideas. I usually put some whey protein in mine.)
  • a luna bar (if i’m strapped for time)

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have a nonfat yogart for breakfast before hitting the gym in the morning. I can’t eat a full meal before, otherwise I’ll feel sick.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Lindsay: Or you could be dehydrated?  Or it could be your high metabolism.  I have a super-slow metabolism.

Also, for quick “recovery” stuff, Gatorade has these new recovery “shakes” that I think are like 120 some-odd calories.  Also, a Gu could kill that omg so hungry feeling and has pottasium and such for recovery.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I usually do a bran muffin or peanut butter toast before the gym. And I always have a green tea, and a vitamin. It gives me a bit of an energy boost, at least I think it does. After the gym, it depends on how hungry I am. I’ll do a yogurt, a protien shake, a sandwich, or a wrap usually.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

i work out in the morning generally on an empty stomach, but when i go later, i’ll have an apple or banana with peanut butter or a bar or some nuts and dried cranberries…if it’s after dinner time, i’ll have a sweet potato or something – they tend to fill me up without making me obsessively full.  After the gym for some reason i crave dairy – usually granola and milk or ice cream 🙂 

I don’t get hungry after the gym if i go late in the day, so i usually wait an hour or so after my run, and then i can eat anything and feel fine (except maybe xmas tree cakes, lol)

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I used to eat 4 fig newtons before an intense workout. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

I have heard that drinking a glass of chocolate milk within an hour of your workout is very beneficial to you. I know that won’t fill you up though 😉

I like to eat some form of fruit after my work out and some rice cakes. I feel like rice cakes are a little more substantial so they fill the void better then many other things.

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