Originally Posted by motiv8edmama
Elizabeth...I think this is a question for you.
Can you explain the difference of eating after working out versus eating before? I have always had a small snack before and dinner afterwards but this week have eaten dinner about 45 minutes before. I think I read somewhere you said this is not a good idea as our blood goes to muscle instead of to our stomaches? Are there any other reasons this is not such a good idea? Thank you!!
Indeed the blood goes to your muscles when you work out and hence digestion stops BUT, if you give it about an hour you should be fine, I'd say eat light though.
After the work out it is very important that you DO eat, within the hour, healthy protein to help recoup the muscles. Working out tears don the muscles and you need the protein to re-build them.