Is it better to eat before or after a workout?
I am trying to build muscle and tone the muscle I already have. I have trouble eating due to a lack of appetite and I'm wondering when I really should be focusing on eating for the best result. And also, what should I be eating during these times (before or after workout). Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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I actually have only tried eating before a workout a few times and I always got sick to my stomach even if I waited over an hour. I find it best for me to wait until after I'm done at the gym. I would just make sure your intaking enough protein throughout your day and just eat healthy overall.
It really depends on your goals. If you were really into building mass, I'd say both before and after (thats considering you have a serious workout). But since it seems like your overall goal is to tone and build just a little bit (which will happen naturally), so I'd say eat after to make sure that you get proper nutrients to your muscles and not starve them. It will be easier to eat after the workout too if you don't eat very much.