ask a yogi: what to eat before yoga class



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I was wondering what is the best thing to eat before a power class. And how long before class it is safe to eat. - Jodi

what to eat before yoga - lululemon

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Ideally, I suggest not eating for at least a couple of hours before practice but there are those days when you might have skipped a meal and need a little energy. On those days, I suggest either drinking a glass of water (which can subdue hunger), eating a piece of fruit, such as an apple or banana, or drinking a small glass of juice. If you feel you need a little more substance and can handle a little bit more (which I cannot), then I have known some yogis who like to eat a little peanut butter or almond butter along with a piece fruit. However, if you eat even just a little bit too much or too close to class, you might feel heavy and experience some stomach discomfort, especially in all the twisting poses.
Hope this helps!

Danielle

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Thank for answering my question Danielle! See you on the mat.

Comment by Jodi — April 13, 2010 @ 6:29 pm


I find that I can tolerate a few pieces of dried fruit (dates are my favorite) if I need energy but it’s too close to class to eat something more substantial. Thanks for the tips!

Comment by Kristine — April 13, 2010 @ 9:01 pm


Love this post – thank you for the great advice :)

Comment by Yolie — March 20, 2012 @ 4:13 am


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