In yoga practice refrain from eating 2-3 hrs before class because we twist from side to side, turn upside down, and bend forward and backward. If you have not fully digested your last meal, it may make itself known to you in ways that are not comfortable. If you are a person with a fast-acting digestive system and are afraid you might get hungry or feel weak during yoga class, experiment with a light snack such as yogurt, fruit or a few nuts, about 30 to 60 minutes before class.

Pilates involves moves that are concentrated around your center so big meals are not recommended beforehand—but don’t run on empty either! Try something light at least an hour before your class (2 hours if it’s a big meal) so you’re energised and not lethargic going into your class. You may wish to have a small Snack 30 to 60 mins before your session for a quick energy boost.