(Closed) What to eat before working out?

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

If I work out in the morning, I have my usual bowl of Kashi cereal beforehand. If it’s later in the day, for a quick pre-workout snack I either have a banana or a Luna bar, I like something that I can eat quickly & has some protein.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would stick to fresh fruit, like cantalopes, kiwi or another type of melon.  Enough to get your blood sugar up but nothing too heavy to make you sick (like I can’t have anything with milk in it before I work out!)

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I like to eat yogurt before working out. It’s light and very quick! If you feel like you need some carbohydrates though, I’d suggest a piece of whole grain toast. Bananas are good as well.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

One of the trainers at the gym told me something simple like a a couple of pieces of toast with peanut butter and a banana. I think some kind of carb, a bit of protein and some kind of fruit would be helpful. I did not eat last week and worked with a trainer and I almost died. I ate something this week, and it made the difference.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I never have dairy or fruit in the mornings.  Just toast with some Earth Balance (I prefer it to butter) or some light cereal (e.g. no Grape Nuts – doesn’t sit well) with soy milk.  This worked for me throughout marathon training and to this day!

Post # 8
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Worker bee

I need to eat something small if I work out int he mornings otherwise I feel winded soon thereafter.  My snacks of choice are fruit yogurt, a fiber one bar, or one of those smoothie-like yogurt drinks that you can get in the grocery store (the one I get has 80 calories per bottle – made with splenda).  I try to keep it filling but low enough in calories so that I’m burning fat more efficiently.  For me, dairy or fiber based products meet that requisite amount of feeling satiated.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I work out in the am with a trainer at 6am.  He told me I need to eat at least an hour and a 1/2 beforehand (430????) because if I don’t I get sick when we work out hard.  I manage to get up at 430, eat a granola bar or Protein shake, and go back to bed until it’s time for the work out.  I’ve noticed it really helps me push myself harder and do more.  The protein shake is a better breakfast, but the granola bar is easier since I don’t even have to get out of bed 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

A banana and/or a clif bar are whar work best for me, especially if I want to eat something more substantial afterwards, but I opt for cereal sometimes.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I usually have an apple, or a graham cracker or two. Drinking plenty of water the night before and having a piece of toast before bed helps too.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Ralston Hall Mansion

I like Larabars before workouts. Or a banana. But Larabars are easier to keep around–and there’s no temptation to make them into banana bread! Yes, this probably explains why I need extra workout time…

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