Sports Nutrition: 5 foods to eat before training in the morning

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People who exercise really early often do not eat anything beforehand. This can be due to time, or not tolerating food when they exercise. The problem is that if you don’t fuel your body after the hours of fasting overnight, you will not get as much out of the training session, and it can be even more difficult to reach your goals!

This is a list of five foods which are convenient, mostly well tolerated and will give you enough energy to fuel your workout:

  1. Fruit
  2. Flavoured yoghurt (you want there to be some carbs in there)
  3. Sports/cereal bar (check the label for adequate carb, but not too high in fat or fibre)
  4. Low fibre cereal and milk (too much fibre can cause tummy upset)
  5. Protein smoothie/ fruit smoothie

Everyone is a little different with what they can handle before training, so give a couple a try and see what works best for you!