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A 34-year-old female asked:

Idealy for how much period of time we should not eat before going gym and after workout.

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Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 17 years experience
30 minutes or more: Although this is very individualized, some people experience gastrointestinal distress when eating 30 minute prior to exercise. Especially with high protein or high fat meals for various reasons. There is some evidence that ingesting protein in the first thirty minutes immediately after exercise improves muscle growth.

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Last updated Apr 21, 2013

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