Numerous studies agree that you should eat before any type of exercise. Eating breakfast each morning is not only ideal for fueling your exercise routine but also aids in weight control and brain function. However, you need to time your meal correctly, so you don’t head to the gym or outdoor park immediately after eating. Remember that you want to give your body at least an hour to digest. Also, you should skip the hearty breakfast with all your favorite fixings. Heavy foods lead to feel bloating or even nauseousness during a workout.
When deciding what to eat before a morning workout, there are a few factors to consider: the type of food, digestion, and time. To ensure you get the sustained energy you need for those more intense workouts, combine simple carbohydrates with a small amount of fat and protein. The size of your meal has a lot to do with your workout longevity. The longer your workout lasts, the more energy-dense meal you’ll want to have. The same goes for shorter workouts!
Here's a list of ten foods and food combinations that you can enjoy before your cardio or strength-building routine. Each is highly sustainable and will leave you feeling fueled and motivated to tackle your workout.
• Fresh Fruit, like a Banana
• Greek or Plain Yogurt with Granola
• Avocado on Whole Grain Toast
• Rice Cakes with Nut Butter or Turkey
• Veggie Omelet
• Protein Smoothie
• Hardboiled Eggs
• High Fiber Cereal with Soy Milk
• Low Sugar Protein or Granola Bar
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