Exercise! - Snacks .. before & after Working Out




P H A T
04-08-2011, 01:09 PM
Just curious; which snacks are the best to eat before & after a workout? Or simply, what do you like to eat before/after working out? I'd like a few ideas. :)

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MusicalJess
04-08-2011, 01:17 PM
I normally eat something light (piece of fruit/veggies...)an hour or so before I do my workout. If I'm hungry I just wanna stuff my face after I've finished and can't move if I've just eaten a meal.

Have a banana after, makes the hunger go away and also its not loaded with cals/fat so I feel satisfied without feeling guilty :D Always good.

I remember reading an article saying the best thing to have after a workout is chocolate milk!!!! Sounds crazy, do a little googling and you'll be able to see for yourself!

mel23
04-08-2011, 01:36 PM
if i feel like i need to eat before, i usually eat a half of a banana or a granola bar. i only like to eat before a workout if i am feeling light headed or "hungry" nauseous (anyone else get like that?) i'm def more cognizant of what i eat prior to bikram vs. spinning or other types of cardio, the heat can make you nauseous, and a full stomach + nausea = bad news.


P H A T
04-08-2011, 09:22 PM
I normally eat something light (piece of fruit/veggies...)an hour or so before I do my workout. If I'm hungry I just wanna stuff my face after I've finished and can't move if I've just eaten a meal.

Have a banana after, makes the hunger go away and also its not loaded with cals/fat so I feel satisfied without feeling guilty :D Always good.

I remember reading an article saying the best thing to have after a workout is chocolate milk!!!! Sounds crazy, do a little googling and you'll be able to see for yourself!
mmmm chocolate milk is a great idea :p

thanks for replying guys

MaddiesMom
04-08-2011, 10:36 PM
I go and workout after work, so I grab a bit of white meat rotisserie chicken to help fill me up a little (don't want to eat too much before), it's enough to take the edge off while not sloshing around in your stomach when you workout.

After, I have a small dinner (fish or chicken with veggies). Since I worked out, I'm not super hungry, so I don't eat a ton - it's a win/win.

fatferretfanatic
04-08-2011, 11:29 PM
I eat something with some protein. I love vegetarian refried beans, so I might eat a half a serving of that-or a stick of string cheese-or toast with a bit of feta, or some tuna-or a boiled egg. Protein fills me up and keeps me going for longer. But, I love a good carrot or celery stick when I'm feeling peckish between meals

Mercee
04-12-2011, 12:21 PM
I tried the lowfat chocolate milk last nighy after I worked out 8 oz. and I wasn't hungry and usually I crave chocolate so it worked well for me.

Mercee
04-12-2011, 12:22 PM
I read this in one of the fitness magazines at the gym about the chocolate milk.

Columba
04-16-2011, 11:41 PM
I LOVE chocolate almond or soy milk. The stuff is surprisingly dense, protein-packed and way lower on the fat and sugar (usually - read the labels!) than their dairy-born counterparts. Whenever I've got the hunger pains gnawing at my stomach, one good glass of that knocks it right out of the way, and it's my favorite recovery snack.

Rainbowgirl
04-19-2011, 04:20 AM
When I was doing the personal training route for a local media contest way back in 2006 called Fitness Fantasy (I won, too, by the way; it was awesome!) I was working in the gym with fantastic personal trainers for an hour 3 times a week. After my work outs, I'd stop by the grocery store across the street and I'd grab a good protein shake and some fruit.

Right now, when I'm doing any exercise, I usually try to have something with some protein in it - a piece of cheese, an egg, or a piece of chicken breast - afterwards, along with water.

Bananas (as mentioned) are also good b/c they're filling but not loaded with calories, and that potassium really helps too.

hatethesweatpants
04-19-2011, 08:02 AM
About an hour before I workout, I eat a small meal of protein/fat/carb (an egg, slice of toast, cup of skim milk). After, I try to eat a heavier protein because it rebuilds the muscle tissue. My favorite is a homemade protein shake (1c almond milk, 1c frozen berries, 1 scoop protein powder). I try to avoid processed protein shakes and chocolate milk because of the added sugar. I know everyone says that chocolate milk is the "best recovery drink," but check out the labels...the g's of sugar are outrageous and it's all just SUGAR. I think you're better off getting your cals in another way unless you're an ultra marathoner or biker. My husband does 3-4 hour uphill mountain bike climbs and burns a couple of thousand calories in a workout and drinks his chocolate milk guilt free. If I'm burning 300-500 calories, there's no way I'm drinking it! ;)

yhahmd
04-19-2011, 01:45 PM
I eat before and after, because I tend to get really dizzy and light headed. I usually have a glass of milk before, and a piece of cheese or two after.