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Old 04-02-2009, 07:04 PM   #1
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Question Exercise after eating?

How long should you wait to exercise after eating, like running or on the elliptical machines? and what foods are good to eat before a workout? I have an idea but just want to make sure..I can be an anal person! lol

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Old 04-03-2009, 09:09 AM   #2
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Re: Exercise after eating?

I always hear different numbers! I'd be curious to see what most people recommend as well, as I'm not too sure. I often like to eat at least a small snack first if I am very hungry so I don't get lightheaded and weak while exercising. Sometimes I do work out right after I eat due to my schedule, but as long as I eat light, I'm usually okay. If it's a meal with many liquids, like soup, I usually need to wait about 2 hours or so to work out.

Old 04-03-2009, 12:26 PM   #3
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Re: Exercise after eating?

I'm an early riser, so I workout first thing in the morning. I wake up at approximately 4:30am. I do a 20-minute in-bed stretching routine (I have a chronic back condition and my back gets stiff and sore from sleeping). By the time I get into the kitchen, it's roughly 5am. I make my breakfast which ALWAYS consists of either 1) a serving of oatmeal (either regular instant packets or steel cut oats made ahead of time in a large batch) to which I will add a small (1/2tsp) amount of natural peanut butter or some fresh or frozen blueberries...along with that I'll have 1 hard-boiled egg white. Or...2) 1 slice of whole grain toast, spread with a small amount (1/2tsp) of natural peanut butter and a quick drizzle of honey...AND 1 Weight Watchers yogurt cup with 1tsp of ground flaxseed mixed in.

I'm at the gym no later than 6am everyday, so that is roughly a little less than hour or so after I have eaten. I've rarely had issues jumping right into my cardio long as I stick with what I know works for me...and those 2 meals are what suits me the best. Hope this helps!

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