Should You Eat Before or After Exercise?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: It is a common question from exercisers: should you eat before a workout, or after?
Air Date: 9/30/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Felicia Stoler , PhD
felicia stoler close upDr. Felicia Stoler is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and expert consultant in disease prevention, wellness and healthful living. She has a bachelors from Tulane University, a masters in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia University and her doctorate in clinical nutrition from UMDNJ. Felicia serves on many local, state and national committees related to health and wellness. Felicia is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a Fellow of the ACSM. Felicia is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is on the House of Delegates.
Dr. Stoler hosted the second season of TLC's groundbreaking series, Honey, We're Killing the Kids!, which took aim at the unhealthy lifestyles of families, across the country, in an effort to motivate them to make positive changes. She is the author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes™: The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great (Pegasus) which was featured in USA Weekend among the top “must have” books in 2011. She has been a contributor for and written several book chapters. Stoler authored the ACSM’s Current Comment on Childhood Obesity.

Felicia has been on many national and local television and radio programs across the U.S. She is one of the most sought-after nutrition/fitness experts for TV, radio, newspapers and magazines. Felicia is passionate about helping people live healthier lives – and practices what she preaches. She maintains a private practice and provides consulting and public speaking. Felicia is the mother of two children and step mom of one – living in NJ.
Should You Eat Before or After Exercise?
 It is a common question from exercisers: should you eat before a workout or after?

The answer may actually surprise you.

It is actually both.

You can eat a little something before you work out to make sure you're hydrated and your blood sugar is stable.

After your workout, you need to replace whatever you lost in the way of nutrients and water.

Dr. Felicia Stoler discusses the breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates and fats you need to eat for the optimal workout and recovery. Some of the suggestions may even give you pause... for instance, chocolate milk?

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