Eating and exercise go hand in hand. When and what you eat can be important to how you feel when you exercise, whether it’s a casual workout or training for a competition.
Eating too much before you exercise can leave you feeling sluggish. Eating too little might not give you the energy to keep you feeling strong throughout your workout. Most of the energy you got from dinner the previous night is used up by morning, and your blood sugar might be low. Don’t forget to drink fluids. You need adequate fluids before, during and after exercise to help prevent dehydration.
When it comes to eating and exercise, everyone is different. So pay attention to how you feel during your workout and to your overall performance. Let your experience guide you on which pre- and post-exercise eating habits work best for you. Here’s a great article from Bicycling magazine on the importance of breakfast. Check out the table on “How to Fuel for Your Ride” for excellent tips on making wise breakfast choices. Eat, Ride, Enjoy!