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Ask A Chick: What Do You Eat Pre-Workout?

Ask A Chick: What Do You Eat Pre-Workout?


Q: I'm looking for ideas on what to eat before my workouts. Hit me, ladies!

Emily Kelly


Emily: If I work out first thing in the morning, I can't eat or I'll get sick. But I will grab one of the "Espresso Love" energy gel from GU to get my caffeine fix.

If I've got an hour or two to digest, I'll do a whole wheat wrap with peanut butter, sliced banana and a little bit of honey—it's a great protein/carb/sugar combo for sustained energy.



Bethany: A banana. OR the clean versions of squeezable baby food pouches of sweet potato and banana. Perfect amount of food/carbs. Beware the hardened plug on the first pull though. Nasty. I buy Plum or Ella's Kitchen. Sometimes, you can even find them in drugstores.



Christine: I don't like working out on a full stomach either. If it's early morning, it's just coffee with a water chaser. Lately, though, I've been doing a lot of noon classes, so it's usually some fruit with greek yogurt or oatmeal at least 2 hours before class. Trying to get more vegetables in so if I have leftover vegetables from the night before, I'll eat those too.

Erin Sian


Erin Sian: If I'm doing a longer run or a race, I'll eat a banana and have a small cup of coffee. Caffeine is a must. But I'm with the girls on the pre-workout eating, I really can't stand a full stomach. Just remember to drink water though!


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