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Snacks Before and After Late Night Yoga

A Reader Asks: What to Eat Before and After Yoga?

FitSugar reader Syndrla posted this question in the Yoga Stretch and Tell group. Leave your recommendations in the comment section below.

I'm a mom of two toddlers, so I go to yoga class in the evenings after my kids have been put to bed.  I generally don't like to eat for about an hour before class, but I find that I'm famished by the time I get home around 9pm.  Any meal and snack suggestions for before and after class?

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scmeggiry scmeggiry 6 years
I also rely on protein if I'm starving before vinyasa flow classes. I'll eat 30 minutes before class if I have to. Better to eat and go than to be hungry or skip the class altogether. I usually grab a spoonful of peanut butter, almonds, or string cheese. Fruit doesn't quell my hunger. That said, try a bunch of different things to see what works for you and is the right balance of energy and no tummy issues. Since you go at night, have you tried eating half your dinner beforehand and then half afterward?
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
I do hot yoga, so whenever I get out I crave watery foods like watermelon, celery, soup etc (along with a TON of water)! If you're just getting ready for bed though, carbs might help knock you out, so maybe some bread with olive oil or a banana and herbal tea?
onthevedge onthevedge 6 years
I suggest a smoothie because it will keep you hydrated but won't be too much on your stomach prior to practice. If I'm in a rush and need some sustenance I'll grab a handful of nuts and some dried figs or other dried fruit for energy.
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