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Walk and eating

Discussion in 'Health and Wellness' started by Salty, Apr 11, 2011.

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  1. You should eat first than exercise

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  2. You should first exercise, than eat

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  3. It makes no difference

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  4. I'm not sure

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  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    Do you think it makes a difference when you eat in relationship to your walking (as exercise)

    thoughts!!
     
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    Since I walk for 1 to 3 hours, I usually eat before and after. :D
     
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    Finally something I'm qualified to answer ! :)

    if the goal is weight loss, you should walk first thing in the morning on an empty stomach following an 8 hour fast. Glycogen stores have been depleted and you will tap into fat reserves quicker burning more fat. If you wait at least 1/2 hour to eat after you will also burn further calories while elevating your metabolism further.

    If you are trying to build strength and endurance, a balanced meal 1/2 before you exercise will do the trick. Fruit and cottage cheese or the like.
     
  4. Salty

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    You are not helping.....:BangHead:
     
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    Maybe I would walk if the food was in front of me.
     
  6. webdog

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    Sorry :)

    I will qualify my answer as the "best" approach to burn fat the most efficiently. In actuality either approach will make you healthier. If you muust eat forget the carbs and go protein and moderate fat. Any approach that will get you to just do it as Nike would say is the right approach.
     
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    Generally it is suggested that you don’t fast if on a diet because doing so sends neurological messages to your body to begin storing fat. First, let me say that when I use the word “diet” I am thinking about lifestyle changes which include quality calories and portion control, not starving oneself.

    That said, Salty, I suggest you eat a “little” something healthy before you walk in the morning because you will probably have more energy for a better workout and on a side note, it is better for your brain. (Not saying there is a problem there, just promoting some geriatric brain health.;)) Then, keep in mind that many will think or feel that after exercising that they are especially hungry for the next meal OR that they have "earned” that voracious appetite they "think" they have later, SO remember to think quality and portion control and do that along with the “regular” walking and you will see results.

    P.S. I can’t go without suggesting a little Progressive Exercise pep-talk meaning that you should time your walks, measure your distance and work toward going a little faster and farther.
     
  8. MamaCW

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    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

    I've read what webdog was saying before.. But i've also read that you need to eat within an hour of waking to keep your metabolism up (trust me..i've done allllottt of reading...6 months post partum and working on getting rid of baby weight)...

    It takes 3500 calories burned to lose a pound.. now the ratio of calories burned vs calories consumed determine the results of exercise.. and walking burns between about 180-400 calories per hour.. depending on how fast you are walking AND your own weight..

    Did you know the heavier you are..the more overweight you are.. the more calories you burn? people who are overweight actually have a higher metabolism rate..ironically.. than the average person who is not over weight...i was shocked when i found this out...lol.. i think i even considered gaining an extra 60 lbs to qualify for The Biggest Loser lol.. (jk...)
     
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    Ftr, by fast I meant the 8 hours of sleep, not depriving oneself of food deliberately. 8 ounces of coffee or tea is also suggested (minus the cream and sugar) if there is a morning lag in energy. The real key to losing weight is nutrition, meal planning and experimentation with different approaches while noting what works and what doesn't. For me it is limiting carbs, eating 5x daily and throwing in an evening aerobic session occasionally to go along with my morning one.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
     
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    Id like to loose weight but if I dont eat (I may not make it / I'm Diabetic) so I eat protein with fruit then I walk.
     
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    You also raise a good point, and that is pre-existing conditions and medications need to be taken into consideration (along with the Dr. Ok) when designing a program.
     
  12. Benjamin

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    I see the question marks on my quote but didn't have time to lay out a a whole plan, nor do I know Ole Salty well enough or if he is even looking for one. One thing similar to you that I usually tell people in short is that, "It is about "PERSERVERANCE"! If you keep consistent with doing your workouts & clean eating you WILL succeed! There can be no other result." ~ Candace
     
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