Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Eating Before Exercise
If you eat a large, protein, fiber and fat filled meal, wait about four hours to exercise. If you eat a light meal, you only have to wait about two hours to work out. Your body prefers to use carbohydrates as fuel, so your pre-workout meal should include plenty of carbohydrates from bread, pasta, fruits and vegetables. You don't need to avoid protein and fat, however don't overdo either of these nutrients if you will be exercising in an hour or two.
If your timing is off and you feel hungry when it is time to exercise, pick a small snack like piece of fruit, a sports beverage or some fruit juice.