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    neither.
    Cos I'm a lazy sod

    (well I do get out for a walk occasionally but it tends to be when I have the energy and Dh is around to watch the kids, so its really hit & miss)

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    Default Re: Do you exercise before or after a meal?

    Any time except the hour after a huge meal. I have to exercise when I have time and can fit it in.

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    Default Do you exercise before or after a meal?

    Before. I hit the gym at 5.30am & eat breakfast when I get home. I feel really lethargic & "heavy" if I work out after eating.

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    Default Do you exercise before or after a meal?

    Both.

    Why do you ask?

    I always eat about an hour before vigorous exercise (usually something like oats, berries & almonds or eggs on toast)

    And within 30min afterwards something high in protein.

    Why?

    Before= so I have some fuel to fuel the workout.

    After= to help rebuild/grow lean muscle.

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    I feel like I have more energy after a meal so usually after. I think its just psychological though. I think you are 'supposed' to wait an hour or 2 after eating for your meal to digest.

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    Default Do you exercise before or after a meal?

    I eat after. I think it's better.

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    Default Do you exercise before or after a meal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gothel View Post
    neither.
    Cos I'm a lazy sod

    (well I do get out for a walk occasionally but it tends to be when I have the energy and Dh is around to watch the kids, so its really hit & miss)
    This

    But seriously, I think I would feel sick exercising after eating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewTheEmu View Post
    Both.

    Why do you ask?

    I always eat about an hour before vigorous exercise (usually something like oats, berries & almonds or eggs on toast)

    And within 30min afterwards something high in protein.

    Why?

    Before= so I have some fuel to fuel the workout.

    After= to help rebuild/grow lean muscle.
    ^^This is how it should be done. You need carbs or fat to fuel your workout which should be consumed 1 hour prior. Then a diet type meal an hour after finishing. (This also depends on what you are working towards of course - you would have this to build muscle and lose weight). A protein shake straight after your workout also helps to repair muscles.

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    Because I am doing the Zumba Fitness challenge and want optimise my workout.


 

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