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  1. Frankie99

    Frankie99 Full Member

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    Hi
    Wondering if anyone can advise me on when is the best time to eat relating to exercise?
    For example I have now started a zumba class which begins at 7.45pm and finishes at 8.45pm. Am I better to eat early (around 5.45) before I go or wait until I come home when my metabolism will presumably have been kick started by the exercise?
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    Frankie
     
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    Your body will burn the same amount of energy regardless of whether it was fed before or after a workout.
     
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    I would eat before as you are giving your body more time to digest the food properly
     
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    The day I have a later class, ideally I try to have a bigger lunch that day, and just something light to tea. If I get home early enough to leave a gap of at least 1.5 hours between eating & exercising I eat it before I go, and if not I have it as a supper when I get back.

    It's never good to sleep on a full tummy.
     
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    I'd eat before as it will fuel your workout. If you want something after, then have some lean protein (chicken/turkey slices or similar) and a banana. It will refuel your body and your muscles will have something to work on as they get stronger!
     
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    I'd do the same as alwyn :)
     
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    If I eat before exercise, it gives me an excuse not to push myself, even though I don't really believe it makes any difference when you eat. I tend to prefer eating afterwards though, as I eat a lot slower and therefore stop before I over-indulge xxx
     
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    If I were you, I'd eat a light, early meal before (to give you energy for your workout) and save my pud for after the class. I know that if I go to the gym or for a class when I haven't eaten much that day the quality of my workout suffers because I don't have any energy.
     
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    Thanks guys that's brilliant, i'll try having something light before I go!
     
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