Must I Eat Before My Morning Workout

 

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Should I eat BEFORE or AFTER working out?

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Morning Pre-Workout Combinations Rice Cakes and Whey Protein Icing: Mix 1 scoop of whey protein with a drizzle of water and stir until viscous. Spread Lean Deli Meat Wrap: Place 6-8 slices of your favorite lean deli meat (chicken breast, turkey breast, ham, roast beef) Breakfast Sandwic. Here are a few great post-workout breakfast ideas: A yogurt parfait with granola, fruit, and a sprinkle of nuts or seeds A smoothie made with yogurt, fresh or frozen fruit, and some avocado, peanut butter, flax, or chia seeds for a dose of Oatmeal (made with milk for added protein), topped with. Chin explains, “For strength [or] resistance training, the ideal time to eat is about an hour before the workout, with at least 30-40 grams of. Try these smart post-workout foods: Chocolate milk Nuts, like almonds, cashews, or pistachios Cottage cheese Greek yogurt A hard-boiled egg and fruit A smoothie with a full scoop of protein A protein bar like Rx One serving of turkey Cheese with a piece of fruit.

If you exercise at a high intensity, such as CrossFit, circuit training, or weight lifting for strength, hypertrophy, or performance, you need to eat before your workout. Generally, small meals or snacks should be eaten one to two hours before exercising, so this may be your best bet for your pre-workout meal. While these guidelines are helpful, everyone’s digestion system is different. You may find that you need to eat earlier or later. Not eating before a morning workout is unhealthy.

You need food to be able to carry out your daily workout schedules. You should eat the right food 30 to 45 minutes before workout to have a successful bodybuilding. So as a general rule, you need to ask yourself whether you will feel better if you eat something before or after a workout. “If you are eating something before a workout, I recommend eating 30. If You Don’t Eat Before Working Out, You Should Eat Afterwards While the importance of eating before a workout may vary based on the situation, most scientists agree that it’s beneficial to eat.

Yes, you will burn more fat while working out if you are in a fasted state, but if you cannot fit a morning workout into your routine, don’t stress! It is also important to consider the amount of time our bodies take to get into a fasted state. You cannot eat your last meal at 5pm and workout at 8pm in a ‘fasted state.’.

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Try to eat a meal or snack that features low­glycemic carbohydrates, is low in fat, and contains a moderate amount of protein two to four hours before a workout or event in order to keep your system well fueled.

“The Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies” by Meri Raffetto, RD, LDN
from The Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies
by Meri Raffetto, RD, LDN
John Wiley & Sons, 2010

The best timing recommendations for eating before exercise is to eat a small meal of carbohydrate and protein one and a half to two hours before working out (for building).

“Power Eating-4th Edition” by Susan Kleiner, Maggie Greenwood-Robinson
from Power Eating-4th Edition
by Susan Kleiner, Maggie Greenwood-Robinson
Human Kinetics, 2013

You want carbohydrates to provide the majority of the fuel for your workouts, so if you’re someone who works out later in the day, just make sure that lunch contained some sort of healthy carbs. and I definitely try to eat as soon after a workout as possible—within 30 minutes.

“The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates: The Essential Guide to Total-Body Fitness” by Brooke Siler, Editors of Women's Health
from The Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates: The Essential Guide to Total-Body Fitness
by Brooke Siler, Editors of Women’s Health
Rodale Books, 2013

How much people should eat before a morning workout varies from person to person, ranging from a few crackers to a slice of toast, a swig of juice, or a bowl of cereal.

“Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook” by Nancy Clark
from Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook
by Nancy Clark
Human Kinetics, 2019

If you do, eat a light, carb-rich snack after waking and then eat a full breakfast within an hour after completing your workout.

“Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes” by Matt Fitzgerald, Georgie Fear
from Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes
by Matt Fitzgerald, Georgie Fear
VeloPress, 2014

Eating 3–4 Hours Before Exercise: Food Choices If you decide to eat a large meal or snack 4 hours before a long run or hard training ride, 2 grams of carbohydrates per pound (4 g/kg) for a 160-pound (73 kg) athlete would translate to 320 grams of carbohydrates.

“Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd Ed.” by Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
from Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd Ed.
by Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
VeloPress, 2012

Research shows that the best thing to eat before a workout is carbohydrate, not protein, because carbohydrate provides glucose to the muscle cells.

“Discovering Nutrition” by Paul M. Insel, R. Elaine Turner, Don Ross
from Discovering Nutrition
by Paul M. Insel, R. Elaine Turner, Don Ross
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2006

However, a breakfast that includes eggs, meat, or cheese—all high in both protein and fats—will take longer to digest, so you would do better not to eat foods like these before you train.

“The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis” by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Dobbins
from The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis
by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Dobbins
Simon & Schuster, 2012

So, if you eat a meal two hours before your workout, that food is still being digested and absorbed, meaning you don’t have to eat again post-workout to maximize protein synthesis.

“Glute Lab: The Art and Science of Strength and Physique Training” by Bret Contreras, Glen Cordoza
from Glute Lab: The Art and Science of Strength and Physique Training
by Bret Contreras, Glen Cordoza
Victory Belt Publishing, 2019

You can just eat after your workout.

“Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body” by Michael Matthews
from Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body
by Michael Matthews
Waterbury Publishers, Incorporated, 2019

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  • I am intermittent fasting 10hours then working out waiting an hour then eating. If you work out before you eat you burn your excess fat stored in your body. If you work out after you eat, you burn it will take longer to burn the excess fat you have stored because of what you recently consumed. Muscle mass does diminish, but only if you don’t eat right.

  • I definitely belong to the second group. If I work out without eating beforehand I get sick (very dizzy + very nautious). Also, I have to have breakfast every single day before I do anything else. If I skip it, I always end up feeling miserable dizzy, nautious and with no energy whatsoever. Mainly this is the reason why I always schedule my workouts to the afternoon  evening hours, that works the best for me.

  • Hello sir I really like your videos can you advice me how to loss weight my weight is 85kg because of my weight I’m having a problem hair loss or more problem I really don’t understand what to do with my weight

  • I dont like working out after eating since it wakes me up, but after I eat and workout. It hurts my stomach since im still digesting it. Like your forcing your body to digest faster. I usually just drink smoothie before workout

  • Thanks for the ������ content as always!!

    If you are a mesomorph (female), and looking to cut and lose body fat, how far ahead of your workout should you pause from eating before your workout?

  • I suffer with migraines, I get at least one a week, probably closer to every other day. The doctors have said that exercise helps with this but whenever I work out even if for only ten minutes, it gives me a really bad headache. I was told that it was due to dehydration but I’ve been really conscious of my water intake and I don’t think that it is the issue. I don’t know what to do I want to be active and healthy but I get so dizzy and migraine-y after a workout it’s really difficult. I’m on beta-blockers which lower heart rate and blood pressure, could this make a difference? @jessicasmithtv  Please help, I feel completely helpless!

  • hi sir, i like the way you workout and your muscles. meri problem ye he ki me kitna bhi kha lu me bohot salo se patla hu. And jabbhi gym join karta hu toh bimar ho jata hu. khana bhi bohot khaleta hu but no effect. And me sal bharme bohot kam bimar padta hu nake barabar but gym join karne ke kuchh month bad bimar ho jata hu bohot kamjor mehsus kartahu, pata nhi diet me galti he ya workout me help me out. ye mere sath 2-3 barho chuka he. es issue ke bajah se gym jana hi chhod diya he mene. aap kuchh advice ya guidence doge toh bohot madat hogi. please reply sir. and abhi mera work from home chalu he toh home workout kaise start karu and kya khau ye bhi guide karna. Thanks in advance.

  • Mera wet 70kg hai 169hight hai body shirt pehenane ke baad skiny lagti hai but fat body mai bhoto hai pet bahot bada hua hai mai 2011 se gym krta hoo but sal mai 4 mahine hi krta hoo usme bhi gyaap nahoto hota haiso ab mai ek mahinese ghar per dumbel se workout shuru kiya hai muze aap jaisi body banani hai so mai kya karu?

  • I struggle to choose between taking carbs and BCAAs for fuel before my workout. I’m up at 4am and workout at 5am. Don’t know which is the best way to go.

  • While it does break down muscle it does also break more fat and after the work out your body is able to build up protein better so as long as you eat something protein rich after your should build back up

  • hey Marc I have a question for you. where do you source your bcaa’s for machine fuel? I know that about 90% of companies source leucine from china (dead cat hair) and I’d gladly pay more for a product that isn’t sourced In that way because for some reason it doesn’t bother me as much if it’s sourced from human hair

  • Great video once again ���� I’m 30 and currently 118kg and desperate to lose weight prior to my police fitness test. I workout 4-5 times a week doing cardio (bleep test) and weight training. I don’t take any supplements or shakes etc because I just don’t know what is really best for me and I would love any advice you could give please?

  • I ate a toast with peanut butter, also milk with oat 30 minutes before workout, that was horrible I almost throw it out all over the mirror in the gym

  • brilliant video Dana, love your comments about ”listen to your body”, love your enthusiasm on all your videos, thank you yet again:)

  • I am a mesomorph body type (female)trying to put on muscle. What are some of your recommendations for pre and post workout meals/snacks?

  • I always workout after 20 hours of fasting. Many studies confirm that working out on an empty stomach forces the body to tap into fat cells for energy when the insulin level is at its baseline.
    Personally ive been doing this for about 3 months and ive lost about 20+ lbs, coulda been more but i lift weights.

  • Loading up on some carbs before bed if you are going to train at 5AM isn’t a bad idea. Your glycogen stores will be completely filled still in the AM so you can just have a protein shake or some eggs upon waking and go to the gym.

  • I go for a 5 mile walk in my house (since my house has a literal circle that’s perfect for walking laps) and it usually takes an hour. It makes me feel really strong and then when I pick up something to eat I don’t feel guilty.

  • I’ve been following your content in the shadows for years and years (all the way back to before the SWEET POTATO RECIPE BOOK) and I gotta say, brother, I am truly proud of what you’ve accomplished over these years. Watching you grow on youtube, instagram and pretty much everywhere else right before my eyes has been an immense inspiration to myself and to everyone who follows you too… Keep doing you, Michael. You havent changed from the start, but you have truly changed this industry! ❤️��

  • Absolutely he got great ideas amazing and i did tried what he said and it worked for me.Personally i use to hate earlly morning workout but actually its the best time to workout and ur day is gena be great spirit day