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October 18, 2011 1:14 AM
After coming home and having dinner and putting my little girl to bed, I got out my 30DS DVD and was getting ready to do my workout for today when a friend called. I told her I had to call her back as I was about to do my workout (didnt want to risk losing my motivation) and she said there is no point exercising after dinner because your not really burning fat......is that true??

Kinda zapped my motivation! :(
October 18, 2011 1:17 AM
I've never heard that and it sounds like your friend just wanted you to talk to her rather than work out. It sounds ridiculous actually.
October 18, 2011 1:17 AM
Don't let her bring you down!

Exercise will make your body feel and look so much better!

I am super impressed - I have to work out in the morning because I am too zonked at night LOL!

Go get it!!
  8335252
October 18, 2011 1:18 AM
People like to believe in all sorts of odd rules as it makes them feel better about themselves, physics says if you move it costs energy, no exceptions.

You would probably give yourself indigestion jumping around straight after a meal though :)
  1371824
October 18, 2011 1:18 AM
QUOTE:

After coming home and having dinner and putting my little girl to bed, I got out my 30DS DVD and was getting ready to do my workout for today when a friend called. I told her I had to call her back as I was about to do my workout (didnt want to risk losing my motivation) and she said there is no point exercising after dinner because your not really burning fat......is that true??

Kinda zapped my motivation! :(


Any excerise anytime would be good, but I think you would have to burn off dinner before you get to the fat..I excerise on a empty stomach much as possible..
  10430883
October 18, 2011 1:18 AM
I often go for my walk after dinner and I am still losing weight so I think your friend is talking rubbish.
October 18, 2011 1:21 AM
Well, right after a dinner is not good. I would wait at least 30 min to 2 hours to exercise after eating a meal. It also depends how big the meal is.
October 18, 2011 1:21 AM
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QUOTE:

After coming home and having dinner and putting my little girl to bed, I got out my 30DS DVD and was getting ready to do my workout for today when a friend called. I told her I had to call her back as I was about to do my workout (didnt want to risk losing my motivation) and she said there is no point exercising after dinner because your not really burning fat......is that true??

Kinda zapped my motivation! :(


Any excerise anytime would be good, but I think you would have to burn off dinner before you get to the fat..I excerise on a empty stomach much as possible..


I admit my ignorance on the fine details of these things but i would guess its actually the other way round, unless your dinner was some form of sugar the stored fat would be in a more useable state than an undigested meal?
  1371824
October 18, 2011 1:24 AM
I had two tacos (made with meat free mince since Im a vego). Total calories 383 and finished dinner about an hour ago.
October 18, 2011 1:27 AM
As long as you don't vomit. Gooooooo
October 18, 2011 1:27 AM
Sounds like a bit of nonsense..... you will be burning calories - some might be from the dinner you have just had - some from your fat stores.....

In the end of the day - don't let people sabotage you - there will always be someone with some weird theory - you will feel better for exercising - and you will burn calories - go do it!!
Edited by Elleinnz On October 18, 2011 1:28 AM
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October 18, 2011 1:29 AM
No matter when you exercise, you're burning calories by doing so. Hardly matters whether you've had dinner or not. Might be a little uncomfortable if you exercise right after dinner, but other than that it's fine.

Any exercise is better than no exercise, and when I exercised after dinner I found that I was the most successful at losing weight.. but that's just a personal thing I guess.
October 18, 2011 1:29 AM
I find the best time to workout is whenever I can fit it in!!

Working out > sitting on the couch!!

Go get it !! :)
  1923323
October 18, 2011 1:40 AM
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you would have to burn off dinner before you get to the fat..I excerise on a empty stomach much as possible..


you don't "burn off" undigested food.
Working out on an empty stomach is just going to make you slower and weaker during that workout than if you had fueled properly.
October 18, 2011 1:40 AM
People who have been taught different ideas (obviously) believe and say different things... My personal trainer at the beginning of the year would say DON'T eat half an hour before or after eating - because that exercise would just burn off the recent food... And then other people believe working out in the morning burns more calories for whatever reason?

However when it comes down to it it's your daily calorie intake vs however much your body needs/how much you burn.

And what I think? Exercise is good no matter what time it is! Better some than nothing!
  11465155
October 18, 2011 1:58 AM
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People who have been taught different ideas (obviously) believe and say different things... My personal trainer at the beginning of the year would say DON'T eat half an hour before or after eating - because that exercise would just burn off the recent food...


It's not "believing", it's basic science. You DO NOT "burn off" what is sitting in your stomach. It is IN YOUR STOMACH!
Personal trainers do not take nutrition classes. Anyone can be come a trainer with a quick course, and those courses usually don't teach anything about food. At all.
October 18, 2011 2:06 AM
Thanks guys - I got up and did it and I feel awsome!!! :) :)
October 18, 2011 2:50 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

you would have to burn off dinner before you get to the fat..I excerise on a empty stomach much as possible..


you don't "burn off" undigested food.
Working out on an empty stomach is just going to make you slower and weaker during that workout than if you had fueled properly.


this. personally i like to eat something about an hour or so before a work out, because i can't work out on an empty stomach. i feel like i'm going to vomit, and without anything in my belly... ugh.
October 25, 2011 1:33 AM
Yes, I agree with what you're saying about personal trainers - that's why I started with people believe different things, thus the variety of replies this initial post got. I was just saying what someone had told me, and then at the end I had my input.
  11465155
October 25, 2011 2:01 AM
Tried that the other day, ate dinner and then went on the treadmill - couldn't do it! Was out of breath pretty fast and couldn't get in the "swing" at all. Exercising on an empty stomach works much better for me. Not sure about the calorie burn......
October 25, 2011 2:58 AM
I usually workout at night after dinner, it's the only time I have free. If I'm doing some sort of cardio or HIIT I try to wait at least an hour, preferably 90 minutes, mainly to avoid vomiting. If I'm lifting weights, I usually wait at least 30-45 minutes. I can't workout on an empty stomach, I feel like I don't have enough energy to really push and give it my all.
October 25, 2011 3:05 AM
Yeah personally I prefer working out on an empty stomach first thing in the morning, because I don't feel great working out on a full stomach and don't sleep great if I work out too late in the evening (adrenaline at the wrong time!). It's a personal preference really, exercise on an empty stomach (although I do drink fruit juice for an energy boost just before) works better for some, not others.
October 25, 2011 5:11 AM
That's ridiculous, do what works for you. All exercise is good exercise.

I have to eat dinner before going to the gym or else I faint. Plus I wouldn't be eating dinner till 10 or 11 at night as I usually go to the gym soon after work and en route to somewhere else. So I end up eating dinner at 5pm or even earlier some days. Not the best but needs must so I do it.
October 25, 2011 6:34 AM
I always exercise after dinner ;) Well a couple of hours after dinner
  5139654
October 25, 2011 6:35 AM
No, of course it's not true.

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