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Old 06-09-2009, 10:22 AM
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Ok so I am getting serious about losing some major weight now (30-40 lbs) and I am starting to Power walk/Jog and few times a week to start off hoping to increase time and intensity as I progress. But my question is I get up early in the morning before work to walk/jog...so should I eat breakfast first or wait until after I come back in? How about eating something like a banana on my way out the door and a light breakfast when I return? Please help!!!!
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:41 AM
 
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I have always been an advocate of doing early morning cardio workouts on an empty stomach. Since you're carb depleted in the morning, your body will use your fat as its primary source of energy. At the most, you can have maybe half a cup of black coffee before your cardio run/walk.

After your run/walk, you should have half a grapefruit and a bananna or a bowl of quaker oats (not instant) with some blueberries or dried cranberries.

If this is the only time you will be exercising you will need to make sure that you really go for as long and hard as possible. Really up the intensity in your training.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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I don't like to eat before I work out in the morning, either. Food sloshing around while I'm walking/running? No thanks!

Include some protein in your post-walk breakfast. It'll help you stay satisfied throughout the morning. And water, too.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:35 PM
 
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I usually just eat a small sandwich before I do my jog/walk in the morning. Just enough so I don't feel hungry while doing my workout.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:00 PM
 
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I usually just eat a small sandwich before I do my jog/walk in the morning. Just enough so I don't feel hungry while doing my workout.
If you get to the point where you can feel that you "feel hungry" then you are not really working out. What do you do, walk (very slowly)?

Morning cardio on an empty stomach is by far the best method.

What exactly is a "small sandwich" anyway? Bread is almost all the same size. I would think that a almond butter sandwich on whole wheat bread would be a good after workout snack.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Exercising on an empty stomach is a bad idea for more than one reason. I would never recommend that.

Here is what my eating schedule is like on my low carb diet.

Breakfast:
2-4 extra large eggs. 2 if I have meat, 3 or 4 if it's just eggs
1 slice of ham or turkey ham
8oz protein shake if I just have the eggs
1 multivitamin pill
1 flax seed oil gelcap

First snack:
8oz protein shake
1 or 2 cheese sticks

Lunch:
Any kind of lean meat. Chicken, steak, ham, fish...etc.
Maybe another cheese stick or two.

Pre-workout snack:
8oz protein shake
5g of creatine
5g of glutamine

Dinner:
Again, basically any kind of meat or fish, with a serving of green beans or cottage cheese.
1 flax seed oil gelcap
200ml liquid fish oil

Nighttime snack:
8oz protein shake or;
A couple slices of lunch meat and cheese.

Also, if you're looking to lose that kind of weight, I'd stay away from any major cardio and do high intensity weight lifting instead, I.E low weight, 12-20 reps and 3 sets.
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:24 AM
 
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Exercising on an empty stomach is a bad idea for more than one reason. I would never recommend that.

Here is what my eating schedule is like on my low carb diet.

Breakfast:
2-4 extra large eggs. 2 if I have meat, 3 or 4 if it's just eggs
1 slice of ham or turkey ham
8oz protein shake if I just have the eggs
1 multivitamin pill
1 flax seed oil gelcap

First snack:
8oz protein shake
1 or 2 cheese sticks

Lunch:
Any kind of lean meat. Chicken, steak, ham, fish...etc.
Maybe another cheese stick or two.

Pre-workout snack:
8oz protein shake
5g of creatine
5g of glutamine

Dinner:
Again, basically any kind of meat or fish, with a serving of green beans or cottage cheese.
1 flax seed oil gelcap
200ml liquid fish oil

Nighttime snack:
8oz protein shake or;
A couple slices of lunch meat and cheese.

Also, if you're looking to lose that kind of weight, I'd stay away from any major cardio and do high intensity weight lifting instead, I.E low weight, 12-20 reps and 3 sets.
Man, that's intense.

If I follow that diet, I'll probably die.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Originally Posted by Bosco55David View Post
Exercising on an empty stomach is a bad idea for more than one reason. I would never recommend that.

Here is what my eating schedule is like on my low carb diet.

Breakfast:
2-4 extra large eggs. 2 if I have meat, 3 or 4 if it's just eggs
1 slice of ham or turkey ham
8oz protein shake if I just have the eggs
1 multivitamin pill
1 flax seed oil gelcap

First snack:
8oz protein shake
1 or 2 cheese sticks

Lunch:
Any kind of lean meat. Chicken, steak, ham, fish...etc.
Maybe another cheese stick or two.

Pre-workout snack:
8oz protein shake
5g of creatine
5g of glutamine

Dinner:
Again, basically any kind of meat or fish, with a serving of green beans or cottage cheese.
1 flax seed oil gelcap
200ml liquid fish oil

Nighttime snack:
8oz protein shake or;
A couple slices of lunch meat and cheese.

Also, if you're looking to lose that kind of weight, I'd stay away from any major cardio and do high intensity weight lifting instead, I.E low weight, 12-20 reps and 3 sets.
Interesting. Too bad you either didnt read the OP post or you didnt understand her. But thats cool.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Man, that's intense.

If I follow that diet, I'll probably die.
It looks rough on paper, but once you get into the habit of eating every 2-3 hours it's not a big deal.

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Interesting. Too bad you either didnt read the OP post or you didnt understand her. But thats cool.
I read it and understood it just fine. I chose to give her a breakdown of my diet that has been highly successful since the OP seemed to need a little guidance.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:39 AM
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Location: Atlanta, Ga
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Thanks for all the replies. My workouts will most likely always be in the mornings before work and on the weekends. I think that working on an empty stomach worked fine the first day although I was really really drained towards the end of it. On my way back home I felt really worn out (I walked a while then ran for as long as I could then walked again to catch my breath...I am really out of shape so I felt I did the best I could for a beginner) Any other tips you guys have that will be helpful please post em for me!!! Thx
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