Why do I feel nauseous after training?

Question

Good morning Lisa, I just kicked into the habit of exercising (it’s my second consecutive week at the gym) all is going well my fitness is building up gradually but sometimes if I go in real hard I feel nauseous. What is the cause? Could it be my diet? Yesterday the last meal I had was a piece of steak, green salad and sweet potato ( also had a packet of popcorn later) but I had to throw up, also it was not lactic acid.

Submitted by Andream on 3 September 2015

Answer

Hi there! It’s not uncommon for those are newbies to feel nauseous, especially if you are working with an experienced trainer who is likely to push you! That said, it’s not ideal, and you could simply be exercising beyond your means for your first two weeks. Do you eat a reasonable amount of time beforehand? If it’s a big meal, it needs to be roughly an hour and a half before, and if it’s a snack, aim for at least 30 minutes before. Hard exercise immediately after eating often ends in disaster! Water is also a big one – whether you feel thirsty or not,  you need to sip on water throughout a strenuous workout.

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