Should You Eat Before or After Exercise?

United States
October 7, 2006 2:00am CST
Is it better to eat before or after exercising?
39 responses
• Malaysia
7 Oct 06
i think better eat before exercise,coz u have an energy when u exercise
• United States
7 Oct 06
But if you eat before , won't your stomach feel heavy while your working out?
• Malaysia
8 Oct 06
don't eat very much,u can eat for ur energy
• United States
2 Nov 06
I guess, I just think I might end up with a cramp.
@LaGitana (278)
• United States
8 Oct 06
I don't guess it's a good idea to eat within the hour or so before exercising. Not only do people sometimes get nauseous, but the autonomic nervous system actually stops digesting for a bit when the body goes into stress, which at least, fairly heavy exercising is.
• United States
2 Nov 06
I've been excerising lately and im eating after I work out. I can actual get through my workout without feeling sick or having a stomach cramp. Thanks for that advice.
@joi1313 (193)
• United States
8 Oct 06
you need energy to exercise so maybe some fruit or something like a energy bar one hour before you exercise might be good.
• United States
2 Nov 06
Ok, thanks.
@kelz784 (975)
• Australia
7 Oct 06
Its better to have a glass of water before exercising and eating about half hour afterwards otherwise you get cramps
• United States
7 Oct 06
Thanks for the advice.
• India
7 Oct 06
i think it is better to exercise before eating. i dont know the reason but all people including gym instructors say to have food after exercise.but then again you should not have food immediately after exercise,should wait for some time and then only have food.it may be because if you eat before exercising that food will be burnt up completely and you will be left with bo energy.
• United States
7 Oct 06
Thank you for that information, I was wondering if I should eat before or after. Now I know.
@chryss (658)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
much better to eat after exercise coz its very hard to do execise if your stomach is full.you might get serious illnes if you eat before execise.pls dont do that i''l suggest it!
@shikoo (102)
• United Arab Emirates
7 Jan 07
Well take ur Light meal b4 half an hour of ur Exercise it will give u power for u exercise . ... exercise not recommended with empty stomic
@ownado (1680)
• Portugal
6 Jan 07
It depends on the exercise you're going to do but I think it's better to eat after exercise because if you're going to jogging or do push-ups or sit-ups for example you'll feel the food boucing on your stomach and that's not pleasant and you even can get sick with it.
• Bangladesh
30 Dec 06
Yes, but it has a condition. It is better to eat at least 3 hours before or after exercising. Otherwise, the full stomach will tigger to vomit food material during exercise.
@musha_ali (392)
• Pakistan
30 Dec 06
it is better after not before..........
• India
28 Dec 06
No its not good to eat before or after exercise. if u want u can eat half an hour before or after exercise
• India
27 Dec 06
its not advisable to eat before exercise. there shold be atleast 1 hopur gap between your food and exercise. there should be something in ur stomach but not too heavy. also after exercising you can eat very well. oily foods should be avoided anyways. you should also be carefull while drinking water between doing exercises. dont drink too much of water while doing exercises.
@anonvenu (401)
• India
23 Dec 06
You should always exercise on am empty stomach, even after finishing your exercise routine, you should let your body cool down compleatly before consuming heavy food.
• India
17 Dec 06
I dont go for any types of exersice ...
@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
17 Dec 06
i think it is better to do so before you eat. they say exerting too much effort after eating can make you throw up.,
• Philippines
17 Dec 06
i dont exercise but, i think you should exercise before eating. i dont think i could ever exercise with my stomach full..
@sobeit (57)
• United States
17 Dec 06
I have polycystic ovarian syndrom and during my search to cope with it I learned about food and exercise.. Normally people should eat first. Sumo wrestlers work out on empty stomachs as a way to keep fit but stay fat. For me with my problems if I eat first my food turns to surgar during exercise and I dont use it all so its turned right to fat. Its something interesting I never knew.
@Xrated (3766)
• Pakistan
4 Dec 06
i think its better to eat after exercise
@srini46 (100)
• India
3 Dec 06
u gotta eat aftr u r done wid ur exercises.....cos u gotta hav an empty tummy while sweatin out or evn swimmin
@shyam221 (519)
• India
28 Nov 06
No ,you should eat at least half hr. before and after only