Eating and workouts

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    Aug 30, 2011 11:05 PM GMT
    Hi guys... just a scenario to explain and looking for advice on what I did wrong/ what to do better next time.

    So today I woke up a fair bit later than usual at 11:30am. I needed to get my day started and get to the pool for my workout before it closed (it opens and closes at intervals throughout the day.)

    On my way I realized I should probably eat something since I had slept in and not eaten. I grabbed a banana from a small grocer on my way and ate most of it on my walk to the pool.

    I then had one of the best swims in ages.... I felt great. Swam for an hour. When I left I ate an almond protein bar and some almonds... basically it was made up of almonds and a bit of honey or something sweet.

    Since the moment I finished my workout I've felt "zoned out", lightheaded, a tiny bit dizzy, and just overall quite tired and in my head very disoriented and glazed-over. Hypoglycemia symptoms, in a sense.

    What did I do wrong? All I did differently from previous workouts was to eat the banana right before. Was this a bad idea? I don't know much about blood sugar or eating for a workout, so any help is appreciated.



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    Aug 30, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
    Banana before a workout or cardio = good.
    After the workout, you need a real meal.
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    Aug 31, 2011 5:09 AM GMT
    I think a lot of it would depend on what your regular diet is like. You ate some okay carbs before your workout and then fat/sugar afterwards. If you're not used to eating sugars, the almond/sugar bar could have made you feel funny. If that's normal, perhaps you were just light headed from a hard workout after a good swim with not enough food in your system. It's hard to tell not knowing how you eat on a normal day.
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    Aug 31, 2011 12:01 PM GMT
    Okay, thanks guys. Appreciate the responses! icon_smile.gif