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Thursday, January 21, 2010

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Raw veggies and a 140 calorie tub of plain SABRA hummus is the best snack on earth. I'm glad these hummus containers are individual sizes because I would like to eat way more hummus. This keeps the portion size down. Lately I've been eating raw veggies and hummus after working out. I suppose I should eat something with protein though? I'm going to look into protein shakes.


I also love these grapefruit jars for days when I just need a little sweet and sour in my life. But again, is this really the best thing to eat immediately after running?

Onto my big, BURNING question for you all....


So I woke up at 9am today. (I usually get up at 6:30am-7am) I almost skipped breakfast and went straight to the gym to complete my third day of Week One C25k but I remembered Gina's Fueling for Exercise post and decided to eat.

Bananas and dry Crunchy Maple Sunrise. (Nature's Path cereal found in the gluten free aisle of Whole Foods.)


a dab of White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter


And a whole wheat frozen waffle.

I plan on letting this digest and then running at 11ish. My running goal today is 2.5 miles in 30 minutes while listening and participating in the Couch to 5k podcast that I posted about the other day.

So my question to all of you is; how do you fuel before and after exercising?

Keep in mind, I run Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. I strength train (And elliptical) Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I occasionally switch it up but not too often.

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At January 21, 2010 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Mo Diva said...

we have similar routines!
i just did day one of c25k last night. i wanted to die around minute 18! lol and i use the 5 k app.

i love pb and co's flavs. i killed my white chocolate first! (bummer)

i usually grab a chewy bar before a work out. I recently ran out and i ate two pickles and a handful of dried bananas last night- probably not the best person to give advice on this topic LOL.

At January 21, 2010 at 11:23 AM , Blogger chrystad72 said...

Hey!! I love nut butters. SO yum! I eat some everyday. As far as fueling up..I actually workout at 6 am in the morning and im really not hungry that early. So I actually dont eat before I workout. I do tons of cardio and this has never bothered me. After wards though i eat breakfast at work and its usually one serving of oatmeal mixed with a a Fage greek yogurt container and a chopped apple on top. Sounds weird but I love it!! The oatmeal gives the yogurt a cottage cheese texture. If Im really going the distance..endurance ride or something I will usually eat a banana and nut butter or take some bonk blocks with me. Buts thats only on my long rides. Sounds like you are doing awesome girl!!! Take care!

At January 21, 2010 at 11:53 AM , Blogger Mari said...

I normally don't eat anything too heavy right before my workouts because I get naus. IF I do eat something, it is usually very light like a piece of fruit. And after a workout, I usually have protein cookie dough

At January 21, 2010 at 11:56 AM , Anonymous kalin said...

exercise? what's that?

i'm terrible at getting to the gym... but for me, i have blood sugar issues like whoa, so i make sure i have on hand (like, in my bag) fruit or a granola bar so that i don't pass out. and other than that i eat whatever my heart desires. i go with the idea that if i'm craving it, it must have something i need.

apples + peanut butter is a fav if i need something quick though. good carbs + protein + fat. all one can need...

At January 21, 2010 at 12:00 PM , Anonymous Lily @ Lily's Health Pad said...

Those veggies look sooo crisp and colorful. YUM.

I always eat before working out. If I workout in the a.m., I eat my breakfast first. If I workout after work, I will have a substantial snack (~300 calories) before I go. Usually once I'm finished with my workout, I'm starving and ready for dinner!

At January 21, 2010 at 12:09 PM , Blogger Nicci@NiftyEats said...

love raw veggies. okay, are these individual sabra's at? I haven't seen them before. I now make my hummus for that reason: I could/have eaten a whole container in a day! lol seriously though.

At January 21, 2010 at 12:19 PM , Anonymous ashleigh said...

I need to get my hands on some portion controlled hummus because I could easily eat a whole container!! :)

I work out after work and everyday I have either an apple, yogurt, or popcorn. I am going to check back on what other people have to say though because sometimes I think I eat too much fiber before my workout and my stomach starts to bother me!

At January 21, 2010 at 1:10 PM , Anonymous homecookedem said...

I usually eat a snack of banana or apple with a piece of toast with PB on it when I get home from work. An hour later I workout. Then it's conveniently time for dinner so I make it quick and then eat as soon as possible b/c I'm usually starving! :)

At January 21, 2010 at 1:34 PM , Blogger Runeatrepeat said...

I've just recently changed up my routine a bit so I have to figure out my eating schedule all over again.

At January 21, 2010 at 1:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

before exercise i usually have greek yogurt (if its weights) and either a PB wrap or apple/pb before a run!! i LOVE WHITE CHOCOLATE WONDERFUL!!

At January 21, 2010 at 1:47 PM , Blogger Erica said...

Hummus rocks! Especially sabra. In terms of protein, I use Jay Robb's Egg White protein and I love it. Before workouts, I usually eat a little bread with nut butter or an apple with nut butter (if I eat much more my tummy goes on strike in the middle of my workouts). Afterwards its usually meal time for me (due to my teaching schedule). Have a good night :)

At January 21, 2010 at 2:20 PM , Blogger Janetha said...

hey love! sorry i have been MIA lately. i had a chance to catch up. love the running plan. LOVE LOVE hummus AND WCW~ two of my favorites. that striped tablecloth is awesome. xoxo

At January 21, 2010 at 4:34 PM , Blogger seussgirl said...

We just started a crazy workout/nutrition program, and they recommend a recovery drink within 30 minutes of an intense workout. My husband did some research and found that Carnation Instant Breakfast is a pretty perfect solution. If you want extra protein, you can add some protein powder into it.

Protein bars are kind of expensive, and some of them are pretty-high calories, but there are some tasty ones out there. I like the muscle milk light, and the clif builder bars.

I hope you find something good!

At January 21, 2010 at 8:11 PM , Blogger emcgreev said...

where can i get that peanut butter? or get me some next time i'm home.

At January 21, 2010 at 9:14 PM , Anonymous sophia said...

Funny thing: I don't get hungry after exercising. In fact, the last thing I want to do is eat. I have to wait an hour, and then, suddenly, I'm all ravenous.

At January 22, 2010 at 5:19 AM , Blogger Gina said...

Thanks for the shout out! And, good for you for properly fueling yourself before your run. Currently I am fueling up with some steel cut oats and a scoop of PB, a cup of coffee, and a small cup of frozen blackberries. I will workout in about 45 minutes. If I was running, I would just have the coffee, the berries, and a couple bites of oats. All that bouncing up and down will make me get cramps if I eat any more!

At January 22, 2010 at 6:09 AM , Anonymous Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Hummus is protein don't forget! :D And the grapefruit would also be providing juice for hydration so I don't really think you are doing anything wrong. :)

Before working out I have a power bar, half usually and ideally it's one I made. If not then a 1/3 of an Odwalla bar. After working out is when I have a big breakfast so oats or grains of some sort.

On Sundays after my long runs when I have to wait on the big breakfast, I have yogurt and granola. Heaven!

And if it's been a really intense workout, I have a glass of chocolate soymilk as a recovery drink. YUM!

At January 22, 2010 at 6:40 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I try to eat a little something an hour before I work out, usually a Larabar or some yogurt with granola.

I usually time my workouts so that right afterwards I am eating a meal, either lunch or dinner, so that way I don't have to worry about planning another snack.

But sometimes that doesn't work out and I have found that a good recovery snack is a smoothie -- add some peanut butter (or protein powder) to it and there ya go for protein :)

If my workout is in the morning, I'll wait for my breakfast to digest (like you did) and then eat a Larabar or smoothie afterwards since it would still be a while before lunch.

Hope that helps!

At January 22, 2010 at 11:44 AM , Blogger Retta said...

It depends on how long of a run I have planned. If my run is anything 4 and under, I usually have an apple or banana. If it's longer, I like to have PB & whole wheat toast. Maybe throw a banana on top.


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