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How long after eating should you workout/exercise?

Asked by Jude (32198points) March 10th, 2010

I just had some whole wheat pasta/spaghetti sauce for dinner and I want to go for a run before it gets dark. How long should I wait? I really don’t want to be upchucking bits of my dinner (sorry) whilst running.

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silverfly's avatar

I’d wait at least 30 minutes. You definitely don’t want to exercise on a full stomach. Usually something small is best… like a banana. Try 30 minutes and if you still feel “heavy”, wait longer. Definitely avoid soda. I upchucked once. :)

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I know that for bikram yoga, specifically, we’re told not to eat 2 hours before class because we’d probably vomit it all up. With other exersise I don’t eat for at least an hour before.

lilikoi's avatar

Why don’t you run first, then eat. It’s better for you that way.

Sorry, just read the rest.

Just wait till your stomach feels settled then go.

phil196662's avatar

When you want to run don’t eat the whole meal. eat some and go run- rest then finish it.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I have worked out after dinner and have felt nauseous….not a good feeling.Try waiting a half an hour minimum.I would still probably barf if I went running

njnyjobs's avatar

1–2 hours, depending on what you ingested. The heavier, fuller consumption, the longer you should wait…. MHO

Jude's avatar

I ate around an hour ago. I’ll give it a bit more. Heavy meal – za’ pasta.

Cruiser's avatar

Depends how much you ate and how long or hard you plan on running. The sauce might give you more trouble than anything.

philosopher's avatar

At least thirty minutes or more.

Facade's avatar

Wait until you no longer feel full. I can’t give you a time because it’s different for everyone.

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