Should I Eat Before Or After Working Out?

The big question of β€œwhen” (it’s a very common question) should I eat before or after working out?

 

As a whole, it’s asked by those that exercise first thing in the morning.

 

Some say before and others say after but which is correct and which is false?

 

Today I will break it all down for you, and then we can get past this old question once and for all!

 

 

What Type Of Workout Are You Actually Doing?

This has to come first. For example, you might be able to Walk for an hour/ Yoga session without Β feeling hungry, but you’re more than likely not going to run 10 miles on an empty stomach without filling up your tank beforehand.

 

 

Exercising On An Empty Stomach

I know well, this will appeal to most of you Di1’s that have weight loss goals. Like I Β said before, so long as your workout is low to medium in terms of intensity it should be fine.

You must be aware though, to check for signs that your body is not feeling great, because of the fact you didn’t eat beforehand.

Lightheadedness or dizziness for example, can occur very soon after you begin and are signs that your body needs fuel, and is finding it difficult to do without having these symptoms.

 

 

Exercising On A Full Stomach

If you’re going to do a more rigorous exercise then you must eat protein and carbs beforehand, as feeling lightheaded and dizzy is the last thing you’ll want to happen whilst doing a more difficult workout.

 

So you’ve eaten, then what? I would suggest you give your body enough time to digest properly before working out.

 

For example it’s well known that endurance workouts such as running, on undigested food in the stomach can lead to gassy tummy issues, which is a bad idea with no toilets around.

 

 

Both Before & After

After a workout, whether you decided to eat before or after make sure you replace lost fluids with water and eat plenty of protein and carbs to make sure your muscles are getting an adequate recovery and repair session.

 

What Works For You Is Best

Everyone is different and it’s really up to you to do the work and find out what works best with you!

Experiment with different pre and post workout foods to find out what your body responds to best.

Of course heed my words about the pros and cons of both depending on what type of exercise you’re doing, but just realize, your personal preference via what works for you should play the biggest role in your deciding.

 

THAT’S IT!

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Please do let me know though…

 

Are You A Before/ After Eater?.. Or Are You In-between?

 

How Do You Feel That I Left The Choice In Your Hands?

 

Have You Switched Sides To Before Or After Since Reading This? Β 

 

What Workouts Are You Doing Currently?

 

What Did You Make Of All Of This?

Of course, Any other questions are always welcome just leave a comment below

 

Until Then Ciao

We  Look Up 倧 

 

Karim David

The Healthy One

 

79 Comments

  1. Dean Carr October 18, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Top draw fella I do eat before a workout because I get really moody without food first thing.

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  2. Harry Davidson October 17, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    I like how you never force feed an agenda for whatever your preferences was.

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    1. Karim October 18, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Yeah that’s not me Harry.. but well spotted πŸ™‚

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  3. Jag Misra October 17, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    For me reading this I was thinking that in my head as I tend to do both to what suits me.

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    1. Karim October 18, 2018 at 3:55 pm

      I did ponder if someone would tell me this.. Jag did! best of both worlds πŸ™‚

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  4. Ted Morone October 18, 2018 at 1:19 am

    I don’t like eating before hand. I felt more in control like I had options when reading this πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim October 18, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      Aha what I was aiming for! thank Ted for letting us know πŸ™‚

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  5. Patrick Dorina October 18, 2018 at 7:45 am

    I’ve been arguments before about this.. debate over lmao!

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    1. Karim October 18, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      Ahaha overrrrrrrrr

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  6. Bryan Lee October 18, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Thanks for the tips Karim.

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    1. Karim October 18, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      You’re Welcome Bryan πŸ™‚

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  7. Abby Jackson October 18, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Everyone say’s one or the other; I like how you’ve give us the choice.

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    1. Karim October 18, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  8. Emma Lynn October 18, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    I’m not sure so I’m giving both a try, I liked your suggestions too.

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    1. Karim October 19, 2018 at 5:01 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  9. Marco Bain October 19, 2018 at 12:24 am

    I’m mainly in the pool but I’m going to be lifting weights from next week.

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    1. Karim October 19, 2018 at 5:02 pm

      Cool all the best with the weights next week Marco πŸ™‚

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  10. Rosa Thanaa October 19, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    I’m going to do both now you’ve given me this advice.

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    1. Karim October 19, 2018 at 5:04 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  11. Darko Frank October 20, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Many thank for your help!

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    1. Karim October 21, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      You’re Welcome Darko πŸ™‚

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  12. Kai Simon October 20, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    I will be eating before I workout.

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    1. Karim October 21, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      Cool thanks for letting us know Kai πŸ™‚

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  13. Lars Wolf October 20, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Great read thanks for the breakdown.

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    1. Karim October 21, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      No problem Lars πŸ™‚

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  14. Hermann Hennig October 21, 2018 at 10:26 am

    I like the open ending πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim October 21, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      I’m glad you do πŸ™‚

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  15. Spencer McGhie October 22, 2018 at 2:47 am

    That I got to make a decision for once! but it’s not a big thing.

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    1. Karim October 22, 2018 at 1:02 pm

      For sure don’t be afraid to make a decision now Spencer πŸ™‚

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  16. Isiah Somerset October 22, 2018 at 6:26 am

    I love doing compound workouts every week so I always eat before I workout.

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    1. Karim October 22, 2018 at 1:02 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  17. Luisa Montini October 22, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Great content and I’m going to do both depending on what I’m doing.

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    1. Karim October 22, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you Luisa.. cool πŸ™‚

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  18. Lisa Burton October 22, 2018 at 9:48 am

    I’m doing hot Yoga and jogging.

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    1. Karim October 22, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      Ah nice to read you’re doing these activity’s πŸ™‚

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  19. Ray Watson October 23, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    I eat after I only do sprinting.

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    1. Karim October 24, 2018 at 5:34 pm

      Cool thanks for sharing that with us Ray πŸ™‚

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  20. Victor Richardson October 23, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    I thought I would have to comment with a complaint but you said we could pick πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim October 24, 2018 at 5:35 pm

      Ahahaa πŸ™‚

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  21. Carina Ravn October 23, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Mostly running and jogging.

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    1. Karim October 24, 2018 at 5:35 pm

      Nice Carina πŸ™‚

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  22. Robin Villa October 23, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Wow I did not expect I’d have to pick. I think the message is to do both, well at least in my mind Ha!

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    1. Karim October 24, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      Nah don’t doubt yourself Robin.. it’s a smart conclusion you’ve come to πŸ™‚

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  23. Pedro Davidsen October 23, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    I do cross fit workouts at my gym.

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    1. Karim October 24, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      Nice Pedro πŸ™‚

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  24. Miska Lajos October 23, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    I now do both.

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    1. Karim October 24, 2018 at 5:38 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  25. Ronald Fisher October 24, 2018 at 5:55 am

    Thanks for clearing that one up for us πŸ™‚

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  26. Tia Satti October 24, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Thank you I will store this for my next argument in class

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  27. Chris Wusthuis October 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Fantastic I can choose πŸ™‚

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  28. Ryan Pirzada October 24, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Epic content bro!

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  29. Mira Paula October 24, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    I play water polo for my workouts

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    1. Karim October 25, 2018 at 2:41 pm

      Nice Mira πŸ™‚

      Reply
  30. Bo Seng October 24, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    I’m now eating before, I don’t like how I feel when I don’t eat before a workout.

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    1. Karim October 25, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      Ok do what you feel is best Bo.. thank you sharing that with us πŸ™‚

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  31. Nkiru Jelanie October 24, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    This was really good thanks for the tips.

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    1. Karim October 25, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      You’re welcome Nkiru πŸ™‚

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  32. Rick North October 25, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Karim nice job here mate πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim October 25, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      Cheers Rick πŸ™‚

      Reply
  33. Jo Makariou October 25, 2018 at 8:38 am

    I’m not eating before I run, I tend to get sick when I do.

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    1. Karim October 25, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      Ok Jo listen to your body πŸ™‚

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  34. Mo Rudolf October 26, 2018 at 9:39 am

    I’m switching to eating before running.

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    1. Karim October 26, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      Cool go for it Mo!

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  35. Tej Sarai October 26, 2018 at 10:48 am

    I’m on both of them at the same time.

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    1. Karim October 26, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  36. Melek Akyol October 26, 2018 at 11:25 am

    In between both since reading this. To me it depends on what I’m doing.

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    1. Karim October 26, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      Nothing wrong with that Melek πŸ™‚

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  37. Jeff Norman October 26, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    That’s cool with me that I’ve got the choice. I’m choosing both! thanks for your help.

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    1. Karim October 26, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      You’re welcome Jeff πŸ™‚

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  38. Paul Evelin October 26, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    I do treadmill at the gym.

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    1. Karim October 26, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      Cool πŸ™‚

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  39. Ayben Sahi October 26, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Both ok done πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim October 26, 2018 at 8:10 pm

      aha DONE.

      Reply
  40. Tony Foster October 26, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Thanks for making this my man.

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    1. Karim October 26, 2018 at 8:10 pm

      No worries Tony πŸ™‚

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  41. Nilay Soomro October 26, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    I do squats and dips mainly.

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    1. Karim October 26, 2018 at 8:10 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  42. Hale Ataseven October 26, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    I don’t like eating before running and I’m fine as I am.

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    1. Karim October 26, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      Well that’s ok then Hale πŸ™‚

      Reply

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