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Evening: when to train and when to eat?

kevin_stephenskevin_stephens Posts: 184
so finish work and time for turbo session (or gym for that matter)

Is it best (or worst) to eat first and train on a full stomach, or train hungry and leave eating until after training, ie 9:30 -10:00 and go to bed on a full stomach, when your bod will convert all those calories to fat?

Am I being paranoid?
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  • so finish work and time for turbo session (or gym for that matter)

    Is it best (or worst) to eat first and train on a full stomach, or train hungry and leave eating until after training, ie 9:30 -10:00 and go to bed on a full stomach, when your bod will convert all those calories to fat?

    Am I being paranoid?

    can you not eat something mid-afternoon, when you're at work/college/whatever? most people find it uncomfortable to exercise on a full stomach (i know i do). On the other hand exercising on an empty stomach when you may not have eaten for 6 or 7 hours (or whatever) may mean that you won't be able to exercise as hard as you wanted to as your glycogen stores maybe diminishing.

    Lastly, your body does *not* convert food to fat just because you ate late at night.

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