better to eat and then go exercise or exercise then eat?

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better to eat and then go exercise or exercise then eat?

Post by Guest » Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:50 pm

wouldn't you burn what you ate by exercising after? or does the exercise up your metabolism so its better to eat after?

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Post by DubDub » Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:44 pm

It depends, there are benefits to eating just before or after. For most people though it would be best to eat a small meal/snack before and after.

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Post by Matt Z » Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:37 am

Depends on how long before, and what type of exercise. I wouldn't want to eat a full meal right before weight training, but if I'm going hiking (low-moderate cardio) then I could.

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Post by VoK » Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:47 pm

I posted a similar question a while back.

The consensus was the more important meal was after excercise, in order te give your body some fuel to recover. But don't take that as meaning you shouldn't eat before exercise. You still need energy to exercise.

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