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Pre-workout and Post-workout for Yoga practice

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I wake up at 5am and then practice yoga at 6am. For pre-workout I'm planning on having a fried egg or almonds. I need ideas for light post-workouts. I don't like sweet potatoes, besides I don't think I need starchy foods for post workout since yoga is not as intense as crossfit. Please correct me if I'm wrong.  :P  Can my post-workout be a coconut water (while I'm driving to the office)? And at around 8:30am I will be eating my egg muffins (w/veggies and chicken sausage) with some steamed broccolli.

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^ What he said.

Also, coconut water is a light fruit juice and is really only recommend for endurance events, or for people whose work makes them more prone to dehydration. I think you're safe enough rehydrating with water here.

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The issue with your schedule is eating breakfast 3.5 hours after waking. We strongly recommend eating within one hour of waking because doing so is the most powerful way to induce your hormones to get into a good rhythm that supports being sleepy at night and hungry in the morning and other good things. I appreciate not wanting to eat a full breakfast before yoga, but eating some protein and fat before 6 AM would be valuable for you. So basically, even though a pre-workout meal is not necessary for a session of yoga, you do need to eat during that first hour for other important reasons. 

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Thank you (all) for your reply.

 

Here's my plan:

5.30am eat a fried egg with cocnout oil

6.00am practice yoga

8.00-8.15am breakfast (the time I get to my office)

 

I usually start feeling hungry after yoga. Should I include something like a banana in between 7 and 8am?

 

Please let me know if this looks good B) Thank you!

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8 hours ago, eleni said:

hey @Tom Denham, would a mactha latte pre workout be a good meal? I love drinking my matcha in the morning one hour upon waking before I practice my yoga. thanks!

Tom Denham won't see this post as he is no longer an active moderator. Matcha is not a meal, it's a beverage and if it's a "latte", it would have to be dairy free, right? The pre workout meal recommendation is protein and fat. Some people prefer to do morning workouts fasted which is fine, just pay attention to how you're feeling before, during and after.

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