Q: I like to run in the morning, but if I eat breakfast first, I usually feel nauseous. Any advice?
A: A small pre-workout meal will keep you energized and focused for your run so it's important to experiment to see what foods will fuel your training without upsetting your stomach. Try liquid or bland food, and aim for 30-60 grams of carbohydrate. Here are a few suggestions:
- 8oz of smoothie – vanilla whey protein, berries, a little orange juice and ice
- Yogurt with 1/2c cereal
- 16 oz sports drink
- Slice of toast with natural peanut butter
- ½ to a whole bar of choice
Wash it all down with water and don't forget to refuel within 30 minutes after your run. Go for a larger breakfast or enjoy a post-workout shake.
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