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crownroyaltiger
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Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
My dilemma, only time I have to get on the elliptical is 4:30am. I'm one of those people who usually eats within 30min of waking. Tried eating before starting and I felt sluggish. If I don't have anything I get nauseous and light headed. Any advice?


Bmath
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
What about a protein shake?


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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
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. If I don't have anything I get nauseous and light headed. Any advice?



a single sugar cube right before you work out.

should do enough to keep you from getting all light headed...but allow you to workout fasted which boosts HGH.


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TigerLunatik
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
I used to work out in the mornings after only a bowl of oatmeal and had trouble putting on muscle. Started to do the protein shake before and started to see better results.


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SabiDojo
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
Black coffee and a banana
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Lester Earl
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
I eat some PB on a rice cake with a drizzle of honey


Proximo
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
Fasted cardio


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TigerLunatik
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
Shit, Lester, that sounds good.


LSUfan20005
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
Sounds like you have a problem, if you need to eat that early and only for cardio.

You high carb?


Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
I just had a protein shake and preworkout. Bcaa throughout. Had a fantastic workout.


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Adam4848
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
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I'm one of those people who usually eats within 30min of waking.


Because someone told you to eat before working out?

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Tried eating before starting and I felt sluggish. If I don't have anything I get nauseous and light headed. Any advice?


Like someone said a protein shake or a banana is all you need.


TigerLunatik
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
I didn't make this clear earlier, but I have a banana strawberry protein shake before workouts. It fills me up just the right amount. Usually about 30 mins if I workout in the morning, an hour before if I workout in afternoon.


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crownroyaltiger
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
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You high carb

Yes I am, working to cut them down, but damn it's hard!


crownroyaltiger
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
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What about a protein shake?

Tried one this morning. Seems to be the winner so far. Appreciate the help.


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TigerGrl73
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
You really shouldn't need anything, especially that early, for an elliptical workout. Do you drink water when you wake up? It could be a hydration issue, not a food issue.


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BlackPot
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
Fast carbs. Try some fruit. Or try a carb supplement. Something you can sip on as you're walking.


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Lester Earl
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
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Shit, Lester, that sounds good.



i hate feeling full when im working out, and it really doesnt feel like anything is in my stomach but it gives me energy to perform. plus it tastes good


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Maniac979
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
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Any advice?


Yeah, skip the food and you won't miss it after a couple of days.


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632627
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
If you’re just doing cardio, and you’re looking to drop fat, you should exercise on an empty stomach.

If you’re lifting, or training for another purpose besides weight loss, you should eat something before.


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KB375
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re: Early a.m. Exercise-eat before?
It's a mindset. Once you get adapted it's easy because you feel so much better. Been on Keto since January and down 60 lbs. Started fasted cardio 2 weeks ago to break a stall. Riding 5 miles every morning 615-645. Cup of BPC at 8 and some days it's after 12 before I eat. Never before 10 am.
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