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Which is better? Eat dinner followed by a 20-25 minute walk OR walk for 20-25 minutes then have dinner.

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  • Lounmoun
    Lounmoun Posts: 8,427 Member
    I don't think it matters unless walking right after you eat makes you vomit.
  • Alatariel75
    Alatariel75 Posts: 17,640 Member
    edited April 2017
    Whichever suits you at the time. There is no other appreciable difference.
  • leanjogreen18
    leanjogreen18 Posts: 2,492 Member
    Walk first. I don't like walking on a full stomach and sometimes it can be an appetite suppressant and you may not want as much.
  • RoxieDawn
    RoxieDawn Posts: 15,491 Member
    Personal preference. But for me its a walk after dinner
  • jemhh
    jemhh Posts: 14,273 Member
    It does not matter.

  • angej2
    angej2 Posts: 25 Member
    It depends what time the sunsets, I don't really like walking in the dark so if it's still light then I'll walk first and eat later but if the sun will be up for a little longer and I'm hungry I'd eat dinner first.
  • Ready2Rock206
    Ready2Rock206 Posts: 9,490 Member
    Depends on the dog walking conditions. If its raining and I don't want to go out we go after dinner. If it is half way decent out we might go before. If he's driving me crazy we might go before. Tuesdays and Thursdays he's been at home all day alone and dinner isn't until at least 9:30 so he gets walked before.
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,103 Member
    I walk first then have dinner, but it really doesn't matter. That's just what works for my schedule.
  • PaulaWallaDingDong
    PaulaWallaDingDong Posts: 4,635 Member
    Calorie-wise, it doesn't matter. I personally like to walk after. I hate sitting around with a full stomach.
  • courtneyfabulous
    courtneyfabulous Posts: 1,863 Member
    Makes no difference- whatever fits your schedule better.
  • AnvilHead
    AnvilHead Posts: 18,360 Member
    Calorie-wise, it doesn't matter. I personally like to walk after. I hate sitting around with a full stomach.

    Same. I love a walk after dinner. But in terms of effect upon weight loss, it makes absolutely no difference.
  • JaydedMiss
    JaydedMiss Posts: 4,288 Member
    id walk first i like to put off food as long as i can so i have more calories for the entire day. cant stand running out early :p id be more likely to walk further
  • RaphaBianchi
    RaphaBianchi Posts: 51 Member
    Personnally I'd do the walk first, then have dinner. Reason being that by the time I've made dinner then eaten it I might not feel light walking anymore. Doing the walk first means you've already got the calories "banked" to eat straight after rather than eating the calories first and being in debt.
  • crb426
    crb426 Posts: 592 Member
    I'd either walk first or wait an hour before walking after I ate. There have been occassions where my dinner makes it uncomfortable while walking, especially if it's something like fish.
  • PKM0515
    PKM0515 Posts: 2,379 Member
    As a Type 2 diabetic, I prefer walking after a meal. I've found it helps with my blood sugar.
  • amusedmonkey
    amusedmonkey Posts: 10,331 Member
    I walk first because I don't like walking on a full stomach, but that's just a personal preference. There is little difference.
  • Francl27
    Francl27 Posts: 26,373 Member
    JaydedMiss wrote: »
    id walk first i like to put off food as long as i can so i have more calories for the entire day. cant stand running out early :p id be more likely to walk further

    Same here but it's dinner, so... really wouldn't matter to me. For me it all depends on timing and if I'm hungry or not anyway.

    I very rarely have a full stomach so it's not really an issue for me, lol.