Eat a carb-loaded snack about 20 minutes before your workout. Between 75 and 100 percent of your snack should be composed of carbs. If you plan on exercising for more than 40 minutes, add some protein to your snack and give yourself at least an hour to digest it.
Besides, is it OK to exercise after eating?
The best time to work out, Vigil said, is before you eat. A post-exercise nutrition program helps recovery and minimizes muscle damage, Virgil said. However, if your schedule demands you eat first, Vigil suggestsed waiting an hour or two after your meal before exercising. That will allow the stomach to empty out.
Is it better to do cardio before or after eating?
Whether you decide to eat before or not, always eat a combination of carbs and protein after any workout. I eat an hour or two before to give my body the energy for the cardio workout, if you go too long without eating before a workout your body does not have the glucose and energy to push your workout to the fullest.
How long do you have to wait to run after eating?
Wait Time and Meal Size. How long you should wait to run depends on how much you've eaten and your own digestive system. As a general rule, give yourself at least an hour after a small snack, two to three hours after a small meal and three to four hours after a large meal.