Is it okay to eat breakfast after exercise?

Jennifer N.
It is mandatory to eat breakfast after exercise but only after 20 minutes. 20 minutes prior exercise you can take a banana or a cup of black coffee without sugar, you can add honey to it. After workout you must wait 20 minutes before you take your bath or eat enything.

Grace X.
I personally prefer to eat after exercise because there is a lower chance of getting stomach cramps during your workout.

Emy A.
Absolutely. That's what I do. Also in case your stomach is a little upset in the mornings during exercise (like mine is) eating a Graham cracker or two is the perfect food to quell the nausea a little without making you feel overly full

Cecily W.
Yes! After a workout is the best time to eat a meal since your body will still be burning calories after the fact! It’s important to maybe consume a small bit of calories before the workout though to give you energy to complete it.

Linda N.
When people fast overnight, they have lower insulin levels during exercise, allowing their body to use up more fat. But it may not be for everyone.

Keep in mind that finding what works best for you in terms of timing, quantity, and type of food may take some trial and error.

Make some wise foods choices after exercising. Protein is necessary to rebuild muscles, while carbs will re-stock glycogen, or energy stores, in your muscles. Eating within 15 to 30 minutes post-workout is ideal, but if this isn’t possible, aim for within 60 minutes. A turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread or a banana and plain yogurt are good, easy options.

Christian G.
Yes! Eating after exercise is actually ideal because after exercise, your body is still actively looking for calories to burn. Eating within 30-45 minutes exercise will help your body refuel and absorb the calories that you ingest.

Michelle Z.
Hmmmm… I have done it before but it didnt do any harm to me but ifvyou do ot the other way around (eating then exercise) thats not good so the answer to that question is Yes.

Olga N.
I eat meals before I exercise because I have energy from the food and I can burn the calories. I definitely walk after dinner. I started back in April of this year counting my steps with the fit app. I was walking 10,000 steps a day. As of last week I increased to 12,000 a day and some day I hit 15,000 to 17, 000. I walk up stairs instead of catching the elevator or escalator.

Arthur E.
If it is a small breakfast i think it is fine . You’re still burning calories so that is in your favor. Just make sure it is protein based and relatively light.

Brooke W.
There are pros and cons. Working out before eating, also nicknamed fasted cardio, can possibly help you burn more fat and reduce caloric intake. (However, not everyone's fitness goal is to lose weight!) Eating before working out can make you feel energized, but it might also make you feel a little queasy. Personally, I think there's no right or wrong answer in this situation. Do what feels right for you!

Melanie S.
It depends. I usually eat my breakfast an hour before I exercise, so that I don't get any stomachaches. If you want to eat breakfast after, I would wait about 15 minutes and then eat something with high-protein because it will build your strength and help you recover.