Eating Before Exercise

suzyq584
on 1/28/16 7:40 am

I walk 2 - 2.5 miles in the morning as soon as I wake up.  Is it important to eat before I walk?  Right now I drink some water while taking my thyroid medicine but don't "eat" (actually light hot chocolate with protein powder****il I head to work which is about 1.5 hours later.

Does it really matter?

Age: 42 | Height: 5'9 | Surgery Date: 10/08/15 | Starting Weight: 279.2 | Surgery Weight: 266 | Goal Weight:165 | Current Weight: 224.8 | WL so far: 54.4 lbs

Gwen M.
on 1/28/16 3:46 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Nope!  It's not important.  Being hydrated is useful and you should definitely hydrate when you get home from your walk.  But it's totally fine to exercise on an empty stomach.  (In fact, that's what my body prefers.)

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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docbad32
on 2/1/16 6:11 am

I do all runs lasting under 2 hours on an empty stomach.  Makes your body better at burning fat as a fuel source. 

VSG:  3/12/15

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