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Old 03-10-2014, 06:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've read that you should eat a little something before exercising, like a least an hour beforehand. Something like fruit and yogurt, or a banana. But every time I've tried to do this, I find I can't exercise for as long. It's like I have less energy and get tired really quickly.

I usually start at 5am with core exercises, as I have arthritis in my spine and a slipped disc. I need to strengthen these muscles, especially my lower back, then I'll mix it up on different days, eg, The Biggest Loser on the Wii, Wii Fit Plus, Tae Bo, running, stretch and tone, free weights, whatever. I'm able to exercise for longer on an empty stomach - nearly 2 hours this morning with energy to spare.

Is anyone else the same?

Some experts think this is ok and others don't.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The only time I feel like an empty stomach interferes with exercise is when I find myself distracted because all I can think about is how hungry I am!

It works for you - I'd call that a 'win.'
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I don't exercise for 2 hrs but I do exercise on an empty stomach. I hate the full bloated feeling that I get when I try to workout after eating.

If I have to work out in the evening I usually wait an hour or two after eating but I feel best when I work out as soon as I send hubby off to work in the morning. I have usually had a half glass of water and finish it during my workout. That is how I feel the best.
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I too exercise on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. When I exercise in evening, I try to do it after work and before dinner so my stomach is pretty empty. And you're right, I've read opposing argurments from the 'professionals' but I say do what works for you!
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. I will stick with that. Just feels easier on an empty stomach. Two hours exercise sounds like a lot but the core exercises are anything from 45 to an hour long and they're not exhausting.
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Old 03-31-2014, 04:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Dr. Griffith said It is a good idea to exercise with empty stomach because it can be the harmful for our stomach.

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