Q&A: Eat Before Morning Run
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 carbohydrates. Here are a few suggestions:
- 8 oz smoothie: vanilla whey protein, berries, orange juice and ice
- 1/2 cup of cereal and yogurt
- 16 oz sports drink
- Toast with natural peanut butter
- 1/2 of an energy bar
About The Author
Amanda Carlson-Phillips – Amanda Carlson-Phillips is the Vice President of Nutrition and Research of Athletes' Performance. As a registered dietitian, she has provided educational seminars and individual counseling to a variety of professional and elite sports organizations.