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October 12, 2009 / mybodynbalance

When do you eat??

People used to think it was best to train on an empty stomach in order to burn more fat, but studies have shown that isn’t the best idea…. In fact, your body needs some glucose (blood sugar) for fuel in addition to what it can use from fat stores when you’re working out.
If you don’t have any blood sugar available, your body will eat the muscles’   stored glucose, causing muscle breakdown as well as making you feel tired and sluggish during your workout.
I suggest you eat something 45 minutes to an hour before training — you’ll have more energy and improve your muscle tone.  A good choice is yogurt and 1/3 cup oatmeal,  due to the fact the protein is slower digesting than that of eggs or meat.  After training,  (45 to 60 minutes after a workout), it is crucial to eat as well! Muscles absorb the most nutrients then and glycogen is replaced the most efficiently. You don’t have to eat a full meal.  Just make sure it contains both carbs and protein.

1. It is very important to “graze” throughout the day.   (small meals every few hrs.)
2. Try and eat 3 sensible meals with 2 snacks.
3. Eat every 3 hours when possible
4. Eat your starchy carbs earlier in the day (i.e. oats, bread, rice etc.) saving later in the day for veggies.
Like I always say :  LEAN (protein) & GREEN (veggies) AFTER 6PM!!
Hope this helps!
Luv & Muscles, Lisa


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  1. Melissa / Oct 13 2009 3:51 am

    Thanks for posting. I struggle with what and when to eat daily! Very useful information.

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