If you normally eat a healthy diet and are getting enough calories to support your activity level, you can probably rely on your own appetite, energy levels, and experience to tell you whether you need to eat anything before or after exercise and what it should be. However, morning workouts are a little different. After sleeping the body needs to be refueled and given nutrients to start the day. Choose your pre-workout meals carefully. Even the best foods can have an adverse effect on your workout if not properly digested, so it’s best to eat 45 minutes to an hour before you work out. Exercising on a full stomach can still make you feel sluggish and can it can cause stomach cramps.
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