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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:02 PM

 

If you do morning workouts, what kind of breakfast do you usually eat before?

If you eat a breakfast at all....

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Reply If you do morning workouts, what kind of breakfast do you usually eat before? (Original post)
Taverner Jan 2013 OP
wildeyed Jan 2013 #1
LeftofObama Jan 2013 #2
lizerdbits Jan 2013 #3
stopwastingmymoney Feb 2013 #4
Denninmi Feb 2013 #5
bike man Feb 2013 #6
Denninmi Feb 2013 #7
bike man Feb 2013 #8
womanofthehills Feb 2013 #9
AngryOldDem Feb 2013 #10
Joseph125 Feb 2013 #11
Inkfreak Feb 2013 #12
Joseph125 Feb 2013 #13
sir pball Feb 2013 #14
iloveyoga Apr 2013 #15
maddezmom Jun 2013 #16
coucouza Oct 2013 #17

Response to Taverner (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:32 PM

1. Smoothie

I use a mix of frozen and seasonal fruit, some green leafy stuff, protein powder or yogurt, nut butter and plain water, almond milk or coconut water.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:23 PM

2. None.

I know a lot of people say it's not healthy to skip breakfast, but here's my take:

I'm at the gym around 7:30 every morning. I run for an hour which is +/- 5-6 miles. If I eat then try to run I'll every time. I usually just have a couple of cups of coffee and some water before I go.





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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:27 PM

3. Me too

I'll occasionally have a piece of fruit if I'm really hungry, but more than that and I feel weighed down. Especially with something like running.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:32 PM

4. Coffee with milk and sugar

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:04 PM

5. Something high in protein moderate carb.

My standard is half a cup of cottage cheese and a banana. Some days a 30 gram protein bar or a 60 gram shake.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:43 PM

6. After two cups of coffee, sometimes oatmeal w/ branflakes or blueberries, or

 

protein powder mixed with water. Usually in the gym by 6:30 AM, 5 days a week, resistance work w/ little to no cardio. Cardio comes later in the day on a bicycle.

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Response to bike man (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:03 PM

7. Ah, a guy like me.

I try to be a six day a week guy at the gym, and try to get there by 5 am so I can do about an hour of strength/resistance before my group fitness.

Cardio - cycling and lots of it, when weather permits (which is not this time of year in Michigan for the most part, except during a rare, brief break in the snow and ice conditions on the trails).

I hate the protein shakes, but I do them because I know I don't get enough protein.

I did have oatmeal this morning, but post-workout, and found it really satisfying with a handful of dried cranberries thrown in.

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Response to Denninmi (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:37 PM

8. I use Dymatize Nutrition protein, buy it from the gym, but it can be found on line.

 

I mix mine with water, but have tried it in various combinations of milk. It is 'elite gourmet' from that brand.

I have mixed the vanilla flavor with 6 oz of lo fat yogurt and 5 oz of water in a blender, and it's good. The chocolate is good with nothing but water (so is the vanilla, but the yogurt adds something).

I have no financial or other interest in the product mentioned.

Salmon, tilapia, or chicken mixed with french cut green beans and some cut up onions makes a good meal (I use 3 - 4 oz of the meat and one can of drained beans.)

Grilled chicken breast with grilled mixed vegetables is also good.

My wife buys me canned vegetables by the case, as well as vast quantities of frozen chicken breast, canned tuna, frozen salmon steaks, lots of tilapia filets, and many bags of frozen mixed vegetable. In return I take her out to eat at least twice a week, and cook her whatever she wants the rest of the time.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:27 AM

9. two raw egg yokes

I have a smoothie with egg yokes (I have my own chickens ), Udo's oil, a few strawberries, milk, taurine powder, d'ribose power, kelp and l'arginine.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:40 AM

10. My usual -- cereal and juice at least one hour before.

But I'm rethinking that and am about to post an OP.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:13 AM

11. Morning Workout

 

I do my daily workout at morning time.
I do cardio exercises such as jogging, running, cycling, push ups, and pull ups at morning for at least one hour.
I eat only one apple and drink orange juice before my morning workout.
After the workout I eat protein foods such as yogurt, cheese, milk, eggs, and protein shake etc.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:20 PM

12. Kefir from Lifeway

The stuff is great. I drink a cup of it before every morning workout. About a half hour before. It has about 15grams of protein and about 110 calories.

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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:50 PM

14. Real food!

By that I mean one egg scrambled in about a 1/4 tsp butter on two slices of whole grain toast with just a sprinkling of sharp cheddar. I fuel up in the evening so I need more of a long-term "fill me up" than anything for actual energy. Liquids always leave me rumbling in an hour, not so great on a long run.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 02:27 AM

15. Juice

 

1 Raw egg & fresh juice is what I usually prefer. 20 min warm up exercise before starting heavy workouts.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 11:45 AM

16. Yogurt and a V-8

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 09:14 AM

17. foods before workout, in the morning

lets look at what may be a good eating strategy in the morning.

1. A Banana

The sugar in fruit, otherwise known as fructose is a highly digestible form of carbohydrate. The bonus with a banana is the potassium, which is known to drop during a workout. This is especially good if you only have a very short time between waking and exercising.

Most fruits offer a good choice.

2. Natural Yogurt

Yogurt is a great source of energy for exercise, as it contains some a good mixture of protein and carbohydrates. Yogurt also contains magnesium, which helps to metabolize these macronutrients.

This is great to mix with a banana and some nuts for a more complete but fast digesting breakfast option.

3. Oats or Quinoa and millet porridge

Whole grains contain plenty of fiber which means the carbohydrates you consume will release into the bloodstream more slowly, giving you an even energy through your workout.

If you want a higher protein alternative, go for a quinoa and millet option.

People digest foods at different rates, but it is usually advisable to have some time before exercising on this particular breakfast.

4. Slice of wholegrain toast with cottage cheese and a piece of fruit. (usually an apple)

This is a personal favorite of mine, as it offers a good combination of carbohydrates, a small amount of fat and some slow releasing protein. This breakfast works well when exercising at a high intensity.

It may not be everybody's cup of tea but it gives the energy required to get through a tough routine.

You would need at least an hour after eating this meal before beginning your workout.

5. A berry and orange juice


1 cup of frozen blueberries

1 cup of frozen raspberries

2 Peeled Oranges, cut into chunks

1/2 cup of whole natural yogurt

1 tablespoon of honey

Blend until smooth and drink immediately.

This is another great way of getting some carbohydrates into your system before a morning workout, although it wouldn't be recommended if your training session was too high intensity.

It is important that all the foods you consume are whole, natural and from organic sources. The wholegrain toast is the exception to the rule, but as long as you choose whole foods 90% of the time your body can tolerate 10% variations.

Try these breakfasts before exercising in the morning, then monitor which offers the best all round energy. Often it is a case of trial and error to see which breakfast strategy works for you.


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