That's just an idea left over from the 1980s. When it comes to weight loss, it’s the total calories in versus out for the day, and you would never deprive yourself of calories (which you will eventually consume anyway) before the one activity in the day that requires the most energy. All athletes eat before they train because you burn more calories by having a better workout and you burn more calories after the workout. So just keep daily calorie total intake below your output and eat something before the workout in order to make sure you have more energy to burn more calories. Using the dotFIT Program, you can design the ideal fat loss menus individualized for you including proper calorie and protein requirements, meal timing and complete food plans.