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      Default Pre-workout nutrition/digestion early AM

      I've tried searching but I'm not finding an answer, so sorry if this has been covered before.

      Anyway, if you workout early AM have and have a meal (Gatorade & whey, oats and eggs, etc.) does that food digest in time to "fuel" your workout?

      I know "fasted" cardio or weights is not a good thing. I've done both and I've run out of steam so i don't do it anymore. But am I using that pre-workout food for fuel?

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      If I workout very early, I have just half of my first meal (egg whites and oatmeal) about 30 minutes before I go to the gym. Right after training, I have my PWO meal. Then, about an hour or so after that, I finish the rest of my first meal.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Swiss
      If I workout very early, I have just half of my first meal (egg whites and oatmeal) about 30 minutes before I go to the gym. Right after training, I have my PWO meal. Then, about an hour or so after that, I finish the rest of my first meal.
      Nice. I suggest this to clients quite often.
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      If I workout very early, I have just half of my first meal (egg whites and oatmeal) about 30 minutes before I go to the gym. Right after training, I have my PWO meal. Then, about an hour or so after that, I finish the rest of my first meal.
      I'm going to try this. I have a hard time gagging down that first meal.

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      great suggestion.

      another suggestion- you could sip a diluted (1 L ) mix of maltodextrin/dextrose and whey isolate during your workout.

      then have PWO meal and regular meals planned from there out.

      depends on diet plan though- and if you are working with a trainer you'd need to cross it by them.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Swiss
      If I workout very early, I have just half of my first meal (egg whites and oatmeal) about 30 minutes before I go to the gym. Right after training, I have my PWO meal. Then, about an hour or so after that, I finish the rest of my first meal.
      Good idea. I have never thought about this but that is a great idea. I usually have half of my third meal - some carbs/protein - but this might work better

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      Quote Originally Posted by Thunder
      Nice. I suggest this to clients quite often.
      I know...you're the one who suggested it to me.

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      Yup, I cut my meal in half. Works best for me and I don't hurl at the gym.

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      I'm weird. I NEED to have all of Meal 1 before training or else I start to crash - I have issues w/ my blood sugar (undiagnosed, my dad has same issues, we just know how to deal w/ them properly).....for instance, for Bikram Yoga class they say to eat a "light" meal of like fruit and something else about 2-3 hrs BEFORE class...I tried that, felt like hurling....instead, I usually have a bowl of oatmeal and fruit about an hour before class and its perfect....diffn't strokes for diffn't folks I believe.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sarawithanh2000
      I'm weird. I NEED to have all of Meal 1 before training or else I start to crash - I have issues w/ my blood sugar (undiagnosed, my dad has same issues, we just know how to deal w/ them properly).....for instance, for Bikram Yoga class they say to eat a "light" meal of like fruit and something else about 2-3 hrs BEFORE class...I tried that, felt like hurling....instead, I usually have a bowl of oatmeal and fruit about an hour before class and its perfect....diffn't strokes for diffn't folks I believe.
      I'm the same way. I can eat a fullsized meal, drive to the gym 10-15 minutes away, and work out immediately without a problem. (Well, it wasn't great the time I OD'd on guacamole and turkey burgers pre-workout but that was a one time thing).

      Waiting even an hour after eating before an intense workout is often too long for me. Which is actually kind of irritating as it can make logistics a bit trickier.

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