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Should I eat before working out or after?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends on activity.
Answer depends a lot on the type of activity you're doing, how much you plan on eating, fitness level and exercise goals.
For aerobic activities - eating right before a workout is a recipe for cramps and limited performance. But you do want some sort of meal w/ carbs in the hours prior. If you're weight lifting, you'll want to have protein in your system in the hours after you finish.

In brief: Depends on activity.
Answer depends a lot on the type of activity you're doing, how much you plan on eating, fitness level and exercise goals.
For aerobic activities - eating right before a workout is a recipe for cramps and limited performance. But you do want some sort of meal w/ carbs in the hours prior. If you're weight lifting, you'll want to have protein in your system in the hours after you finish.
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