As a dietitian and sports nutritionist, I’m often asked, “What should I eat before my workout?” The answer is not that simple, because what works for one person doesn’t always for someone else.
Whether you work up a sweat in the morning or evening, a snack before you work out helps give you energy and stamina to go the distance. As a general rule, pre-exercise snacks should be 150-300 calories (more for men or those doing long duration or high intensity exercise for more than 30 minutes) and rich in carbohydrates, such as whole grain cereals and breads, low-fat milk or yogurt and fruit.Read the whole article
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