What foods to eat before going for a run

Currently, the so-called running is very fashionable and thousands of people practice it throughout the Spanish territory. If you go out for a run for a few minutes or are preparing more seriously for a marathon, your body’s diet becomes paramount since not all foods are the same and there are some that you should eat and others that you should avoid at all costs. A poor diet can cause everything from stomach problems to dizziness and vomiting. Below I list those foods that you should eat before a race.

What foods to eat before running

  • What to eat two hours before a race

The most advisable thing is to eat about 300 to 400 calories that contain carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats. These nutrients are found in the following foods.

Quinoa; whole wheat pasta with cheese and vegetables; oatmeal with fruits and nuts; tofu; jam; Greek yogurt with fruit, nuts, and granola; grilled fish; Vegetable omelette with toast and assorted fruit.

  • What to eat an hour before going for a run 

If you have an hour left to go out and do some running, it is best to have a snack of approximately 150 calories that contain easily digestible carbohydrates and some protein. Pay close attention to this list of foods.

Whole wheat toast with a little butter; banana along with a handful of nuts; whole grain crackers; hummus; a small bowl of cereal; a fruit energy bar; a stick of cheese and carrot.

  • What to eat half an hour before a race 

If you only have about 30 minutes left to start your run, it is advisable to eat a small portion of carbohydrates that are very easy to digest. Some examples of foods that you can eat are the following.

Half a banana; a little applesauce; some crackers or a handful of raisins.

These foods will help your body react perfectly to the energy expenditure of running and doing a little physical activity. Another thing that you should not forget is to be perfectly hydrated before starting to run.

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