For years it’s been thought that eating before a workout is a bad idea for many reasons. The main reason being that your body would burn the calories and fat from the meal before actually burning the fat and calories in your body. Apparently this thought process has been proven wrong. Not only is working out on a full stomach not bad for you, it’s actually encouraged. The following article on Jillian Michael’s website is very informative and brings the science of this situation into the light.
The types of foods you choose to eat before working out definitely will have an effect on how well you perform. Lots of processed foods and simple sugars will only give you limited energy stores while eating fruit, vegetables, and good fats and proteins will give you the energy you need to sustain a workout and allow your muscles to grow.
Take a look at the article and next time you decide to workout remember to make a healthy eating choice and get the most out of your workout.