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  WHAT TO EAT BEFORE WORKING OUT
Monday 5th November 2007 at 8:42:10 PM  

hailey_dn
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Hello guys, I'm just interested to know what you eat before working out? Is it that important to eat fruits specifically? what I normally do is to munch a protein bar then I'm off to the gym. how about you?
 
Monday 5th November 2007 at 8:44:52 PM  

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hailey,

honestly we do the same thing I eat just a bar of protein or cereal, I really don't want to bloat myself so I limit my food intake.
 
Monday 5th November 2007 at 8:56:26 PM  

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15minutes before I work out I usually eat bananas and oranges, it kinda gives me energy.
I read that fruits keep us hydrated but I don't think that we're all required to eat fruits before working out I guess it's really up to us.
 
Monday 5th November 2007 at 9:19:40 PM  

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hailey_dn posted the following on Monday 5th November 2007
Hello guys, I'm just interested to know what you eat before working out? Is it that important to eat fruits specifically? what I normally do is to munch a protein bar then I'm off to the gym. how about you?



I never eat fruits before exercising I just see to it that I am well hydrated! ;-)
 
Tuesday 6th November 2007 at 8:28:05 PM  

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I sometimes eat banana before working out, they say it prevents cramps! try it hailey.
 
Wednesday 21st November 2007 at 3:57:29 PM  

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A Protein bar is ok before you workout but it all depends on a few other factors as well. For example, it depends on the activity and the time of the day that you are working out. If you are doing cardio in the morning then, it is better to do it on an empty stomach. If you are doing a lifting workout then you definitely need some protein and you should have a carb as well. Whenever you eat, you should eat a protein and carbs, protein and veg, or all three. If you are rushing then a protein bar will do. If you are trying to drop weight then, fruit is not the answer before you workout unless it is apples or berries. Oranges and Bananas are high in sugar. If there is no other option, then it is better to have bananas then nothing at all. Hope this will help you.


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Friday 23rd November 2007 at 11:14:53 PM  

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Limit your you food intake before and of course after working out. If you don't limit the amount of food you intake then working out would do you no good. Again it's just a mater of discipline. When you feel that you are already full then stop eating even if you like the dish or other snacks you enjoyed. Being fit is a sacrifice you must take but at the end everything is all about living a healthy life. Good Luck to your work out!
 
Saturday 24th November 2007 at 9:50:41 AM  

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You don't have to limit your food intake before and after working out. Of course you don't want to stuff yourself, but it depends what you are eating. You want to be sure to eat healthy, balanced meals. If you are eatting junk than of course that won't do you any good.

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Sunday 25th November 2007 at 2:43:02 AM  

mlisa
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Agree eating junk foods will only give you more calories to burn. Thus, Making it so hard for you to loose weight . Maybe what S77 means is that if you are in a diet you should not eat more than what makes your stomach full. Eat only what you need and nothing more or lesser than that. But make sure you still have a balance diet so that you get all the nutrients that your body needs.
 
Monday 26th November 2007 at 6:45:52 PM  

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cathQuin posted the following on Tuesday 6th November 2007
I sometimes eat banana before working out, they say it prevents cramps! try it hailey.



Is that true?? Maybe I should try that one also..

But then, since I'm just starting to work out again, I'm just eating some cereal before I work out.
 
Thursday 29th November 2007 at 11:23:01 PM  

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I eat protein bars before I exercise, or if there are no protein bars available I usually settle for oatmeal with no sugar and milk, plus one boiled egg.
 
Wednesday 16th January 2008 at 6:42:47 PM  

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I'm not use too eating before working out but I I really need to eat something I just take some bites of fruits or a bowl of cereals. If you really can't start working out w/o eating make sure that you eat lighter meals so that you can move freely.
 
Wednesday 23rd January 2008 at 6:55:59 PM  

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I suggest not to eat before working out. eating before working out will make you feel so heavy and impedes all your movements. If you really need to eat before the work out then try to eat fruits, cereals or yogurts. This food will make you feel full but not bring heaviness in your tummy.
 
Tuesday 26th February 2008 at 7:14:21 AM  

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I would have to disagree about fasted cardio. I would try and explain it, but ill let a pro do it. http://www.alanaragon.com/myths-under-the-microscope-part-2-false-hopes-for-fasted-cardio.html
Carbs help fuel your energy supply, and help you out in the long run, without hindering fat oxidation. Gobble up them carbs directly after your workout too, replenish your glycogen stores too, and speed up recovery.
 
Tuesday 26th February 2008 at 7:28:12 AM  

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noercarr posted the following on Tuesday 26th February 2008
I would have to disagree about fasted cardio. I would try and explain it, but ill let a pro do it. http://www.alanaragon.com/myths-under-the-microscope-part-2-false-hopes-for-fasted-cardio.html
Carbs help fuel your energy supply, and help you out in the long run, without hindering fat oxidation. Gobble up them carbs directly after your workout too, replenish your glycogen stores too, and speed up recovery.

Our course, you can eat before doing cardio. Carbs will definitely fuel your energy supply because it is the first source of energy. But, if you are trying to loose weight then doing cardio on an empty stomach is a way to burn more calories. If you are doing any lifting then you definitely want to eat some protein and cardio before the workout. When you are trying to drop weight, your ratio of carbs should decrease any ways. Just as, when you want to put on weight, your carbs are increased. Hope you have a better understand where i'm coming from noercarr. I never said you can't eat carbs before working out, i'm just saying it a proven way to burn more fat. I'm not just talking from books and my education back ground. This is the formula that I use when i get ready for a show. On competition day, my body fat is a 5% so it definitely works. So, I was just sharing a little advice. However, everyone can not do this method. There are always a ton of ways to get the same results. This is why research is continually being done in science.  Everything is not for everybody.  So you try different things to see what your body reacts to the best. 

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