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09-05-2008, 03:00 PM
I recently started to get up earlier in the morning to get in a DVD before my DS gets up. I havent been eating anything before and was wondering if I should eat before I do the DVD or if it is okay to wait untill after?

TIA :carrot:

Angel :)

Shannon in ATL
09-05-2008, 03:06 PM
I get up and do 45 minutes of cardio and a ten minute video of some kind every day, then take a bath ad get ready for work, then eat breakfast. I've read that you should eat within one hour of getting up, but I haven't had any problems so far with waiting. I get up at 7:00ish, find myself just getting hungry by 8:45 ish just as I finish drying my hair.

Don't know the right way, but that has worked for me so far.

09-05-2008, 03:50 PM
Many people don't eat before a workout. I used to not eat before a workout but then I started having blood sugar issues and now I have to. If you feel fine throughout your workout, then there should be no reason you need to eat.

09-05-2008, 04:01 PM
I try to have a piece of fruit or some fruit juice before a workout since I know I need the carbs. I ALWAYS have something protein w/in 30-45 mins after working out.

I don't think you *need* to eat before hand - and I certainly wouldn't eat anything heavy - but I do think that some people (me! :) ) just can't go into a workout w/out a little something.


09-05-2008, 04:05 PM
For me it depends on a couple things. What type of workout, and when the last time I ate was.

If I am jogging 3 miles, and the last time I ate was 12 hours earlier, I will eat 1/2 a Zone bar or something so I make it through the workout. If it's a DVD or a walk, then I wait until I am done to eat.

09-05-2008, 04:22 PM
I don't eat before working out in the morning either. I just cannot eat that early. My tummy's not up to it or something. I think working out is what has gotten me eating breakfast now even (working up an appetite?)

09-05-2008, 07:50 PM
Thanks for the info everyone!! I am not hungry when I get up either, but I do try to eat about an hour after I workout!

Thanks again, Angel!! :)

Shannon in ATL
09-05-2008, 11:44 PM
Not the exact question, but just learned this... I just started some strength training on a resistance system a few nights a week, and I have found that I get a little light headed if I go into that on an empty stomach. I thought it was a fluke the last time, but it happened again tonight. So, I'm going to eat a little before that next time and see what happens. I don't get hungry or light headed at all during the cardio in the AM, even when I work myself much harder than I probably should... :)

09-06-2008, 12:29 PM
I don't eat before an early morning workout but I will eat before a late afternoon workout. There is no right or wrong way of doing it...It just depends on whatever works for you...