Do you exercise in the morning? Do you eat before exercising or jogging? Is it best to eat before exercising in the morning? These are some great questions, that many have and those are the questions we will be answering in this article.
If you exercise in the morning, you probably want to know if it is a good routine to eat before you jog, correct? Well, a morning meal before running or exercising can contribute to better results. However, you have to be cautious because it can also cause digestive problems.
So is it really good or bad? It is important to note that if you eat before running or exercising, it shouldn’t be too heavy. The food you eat shouldn’t be too hard to digest, but at the same time, the food you intake should provide you with energy. Eating a light, yet healthy meal 45-60 minutes before exercising will help give you energy and prevent you from becoming hypoglycemia (having low glucose levels in your blood) and therefore feeling weak and having no energy.
Examples of what you could eat in the morning are:
- Fruit Smoothies
- Egg whites
- Dried Fruit
- Whole Grain
- Greek Yoghurt
Each of us are different. Eating before exercising for majority of the population is a very good thing. You just have to know your body and be guided by an expert, so no harm is done to your body.
For the most part eating some of the above listed food 45-60 minutes before you workout or exercise in the morning is best!
It’s important to note: some experts recommend not eating, before a morning jog and to eat prior to working out. It’s called training in a fasted state, which encourages you to become more efficient at tapping into those all-important fat stores—the fuel source that’s vital for long races.
This is for advanced users and you should be guided by an expert trainer, if your goal is long distance running/racing.