eating before jiu jitsu

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  1. dutchmasterj3

    dutchmasterj3 Blue Belt

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    How much do you guys eat before jiu jitsu? And also how far before class do you eat?

    I try to eat a full meal 3 hours before or so. I'm finding lately however that by the end

    of class I'm starving. I don't know if my stomach can handle eating like 1.5 hrs-2 hrs before

    class. I usually wind up puking for some reason. Anyone have routines that work for them?
     
  2. guardpasser

    guardpasser Tudo Bem Bjj

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    do not eat beans or mexican food before class for the obvious reasons.

    i always drink a lot of water and eat a light meal 2 hours before going when it is possible, utherwise i eat some KFC on the way to class or a whatever chicken i can find
     
  3. Asel1

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    i eat a full meal about 5 hours b4 class and about an hour b4 class i eat a protein bar. plus 2 gallons of water throughout the day
     
  4. John O'Brien

    John O'Brien They call me Barnacle Bill.

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    Eat a small meal about 2 hours before, and then you can eat a banana before class if you feel hungry.
     
  5. John O'Brien

    John O'Brien They call me Barnacle Bill.

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    Oh, and don't drink fizzy drinks, always drink water if your thirsty in training.
     
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    I think it's normal cause after training I'm starving too.
     
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    chips, pot roast weed or whatever it' all good for me,
     
  8. Rip Van Winkle

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    I eat no less then a hour prior...allows my food to digest.

    And I agree, stay away from spicy foods for the meal prior to training....those are best for after training meals :eek:
     
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    I like a meal about 2 hours before then something like a granola before right before class.
     
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    I tend to have something small like a peice of toast before I go and then if i'm still hungry I have a banna on the way - I then eat like a pig when I get back
     
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    I eat every 3-5 hrs, to make up to 5meals a day.
    But generally do not eat less than 2hrs b4 training.
    Plenty of water.

    I find I'm starving sometimes during and after training. I always think it's a good thing, as I wanna stay a heavyweight.
     
  12. guardpasser

    guardpasser Tudo Bem Bjj

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    right now i am eating every two hours
    1. can of tuna and mixed nuts
    2. can of salmon and mixed nuts
    3. 6 oz. chicken breast and salad
    then repeat

    i am doing this for a long time and i mix in some roasted chicken, sausage, 6 egg whites, turkey sandwich meat, and crab meat for a change, i need to drop some serious lbs, at 263 need to be at 225.

    disclaimer *dont try this at home, its not healthy* serious cravings for cakes and pies occur
     
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    I also like a small meal about 1 - 2 hours before. Nothing too heavy. Get some High Glycemic shit into yr system after trainng to replenish yr energy stores. Jelly beans and snakes are the shiznits.
     
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    I eat about 2 and a half hours before my BJJ class and I don't eat a lot of dairy products on my BJJ days because my stomach seems to feel heavy if I have a lot of dairy products.
     
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    Joey Guidice Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    I work all day and usually eat lunch about 5 hours before class, when i get home i down a bannana and a water then grab abother water for class and head out....if i ate before i went to class i'd probly puke to
     
  16. Brandinho

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    I always have a Clif bar around for this very reason.
     
  17. jpark4

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    3 hours before class or else i'll puke everything i ate and never ate...i drink some water before though.
    -Jon
     
  18. Tegelsten

    Tegelsten Team Misstag

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    some of you guys have serious digestionproblems..
    if you eat veggies and fruits, an hour is enough. If you eat meat, fish or anything that is a little harder to digest, an hour and a half or two hours is probably a decent ballpark area. Acai 10 min before is a must tho if you have access to it ;)
     
  19. guardpasser

    guardpasser Tudo Bem Bjj

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    acai is some good stuff
     
  20. mogway

    mogway Blue Belt

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    I have a meal at least 4 hours before training and nothing too heavy. I have often done the mistake of coming to practise having just eaten and it sucks. Not only do I feel heavier, but a knee on belly or some dude locking the figure 4 while in my back would make me puke.
     

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