Eat and Drink Right
Watch what you eat to avoid an energy crash. “Foods to avoid would be anything that is high in fat content, oils, processed foods, or anything that bothers your stomach,” he says. Avoid carbonated sodas, doughnuts, and hamburgers. The overarching rule: Take something that you know won’t cause gastrointestinal distress, like bloating, heartburn, constipation, and indigestion.
Mosher recommends fresh fruit as a good option. He also notes that a cup of coffee isn’t a terrible idea before a workout since caffeine has also been shown to help with training sessions for a myriad of reasons: It helps to stall fatigue, stimulate the nervous system, and possibly speed recovery.
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