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What to consume before a work out??

#1 Postby SaraTonin » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:58 am

I am a runner and I usually run very early in the morning so I do not eat before. Now I feel like at the gym I am doin alot more than running at my own pace and need some fuel. What's good to eat before a work out??
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Re: What to consume before a work out??

#2 Postby Nicholas_Weir » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:58 am

Fruit, lean protein (usually limit fats here as they require your body to work harder on digesting it).

Some meal ideas:

Homemade Hummus and crackers

jam on toast

a couple of apples, bananas or any other fruit that you like.

a protein shake

A glass of low fat vanilla/chocolate soy milk

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Re: What to consume before a work out??

#3 Postby KarakD. » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:22 pm

I go for: handfull of Almonds & dried fruit.

Homemade Hummus sounds like a great option too.

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Re: What to consume before a work out??

#4 Postby ragekill15 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:40 pm

I usually do a smoothie in the morning along with a bowl of oatmeal, but sometimes just the smoothie.

- 1 orange
- 1 banana
- 1 serving hemp protein
- 1 serving rice protein
- Water orange juice or milk substitute to taste

It's pretty tasty and quick and easy especially if you don't feel like eating a meal first thing in the morning.
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Re: What to consume before a work out??

#5 Postby SaraTonin » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:42 am

Good ideas!! Thanks guys!!
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Re: What to consume before a work out??

#6 Postby awaken375 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:43 pm

vega endurance bars, or energy gel if you can afford.
mainly because their main ingredient is dates. you mostly just need a large supply of glucose, which dates contain in large amounts. it wouldn't hurt to have some complex carbs (glucose=simple carb) in addition, because they are for cardiovascular energy so eat some bread or rice or potatoes also.
i think goji berries are a good source of simple carbs too..
everybody so far has the right idea, fruit & toast or whatever. i just wanted to add that dates are the best fruit. bring some to replenish after 60 minutes.
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Re: What to consume before a work out??

#7 Postby mtguy1976 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:51 am

My go to are dates with peanut butter

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#8 Postby travelsofsarah » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:19 pm

Hi there :)
What would a vegan protein shake consist of? I'm a raw vegan but I am pretty curious :) <3
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Re: What to consume before a work out??

#9 Postby ragekill15 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:15 pm

I usually just take an orange and a banana (peeled of course) and blend them with a vegetable protein powder. I have been using rice, pea and hemp protein.

Some brands also make shake mixes like Vega, Jarrow Formulas and Natural Factors which contain a mix of proteins and are usually flavored and sweetened.
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