Nutrition Trainer Tip:
Consume 2 calories of carbohydrates per pound of body weight within 5-60 minutes before exercising.
Morning exercisers have a low blood sugar limiting him/her in length and sometimes intensity of workouts. A snack or healthy breakfast can boost the blood sugar offering fuel for the workout.
Tolerances of amount and type of snack varies among athletes. Experimenting with pre-exercise snacks is important to find the best fuel for your workout.
Some suggested pre-exercising fuel by registered dietitian Nancy Clark are as follows:
2. Bagel and 8oz. Of orange juice
3. Trail mix made with dry fruit and cereal
4. Energy bar and 16oz sports drink
(Four separate snacks or meals- not to be considered to consume all snacks in one meal)