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CBates
11-29-2001, 12:14 PM
I've been getting mixed information on pre workout meal when I'm on my cutting diet. I do my workouts first thing in the morning because of work my work schedule, if I did it when I got back home, I'd be lifting @ 10pm at night. Well, back to my question, I've heard people say that you want to work out on an empty stomach first thing in the morning because it will help burn fat, but I've heard people say that you need to have fuel to work out so food is needed. I have actually done it both ways, and don't seem to see a difference in my workouts. I feel about the same either way. Since I am trying to cut, would it be better not to eat anything before morning workout or eat something before? Also, what would be the best thing to eat when cutting during pre workout meal? Thanks for any help.

Wizard
11-29-2001, 12:15 PM
Always eat some carbs and some protein as well before working out in the moring.
You can only do cardio on an empty stomach... if you can of course :D

CBates
11-29-2001, 12:35 PM
Originally posted by Wizard
Always eat some carbs and some protein as well before working out in the moring.
You can only do cardio on an empty stomach... if you can of course :D

What kind of carbs would be the best on a cutting diet? Maybe some kind of fruit? Or I believed I have seen somebody referring to sweet potatoes, or maybe just cereal? Also as in the protein, would it be best to take whey protein shake (maybe I could mix something with carbs in a whey shake) or something as in eggs? I've tried using the search option to find out what was best, but had little results.. BTW, one more question, on my bulking diet, would I want the same thing or add some fat to my pre workout meal? Thanks

Wizard
11-29-2001, 12:41 PM
Sweet potatoes=ace and better than cereal..

Fruit would be a very good choice (preworkout).

A whey shake is ok but you could save it for postworkout and have some milk protein or some egg protein too.

If you were bulking u d have to eat bigger portions of carbs+protein preworkout but encore not fat :D

syntekz
11-29-2001, 01:07 PM
I like to eat peanut butter and a protein shake before I workout.

the doc
11-29-2001, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by syntekz
I like to eat peanut butter and a protein shake before I workout.

:nod:
when i am trying to gain weight i do the same