This week Dave answers a question from follower, Judith Cardinaels.
In the morning when running tempo or short intervals I get hungry. You mentioned in a tip to hold off on eating to burn calories for the morning workout.
What should I eat prior to high intensity morning workouts?
Hunger is fine! However, if your symptomatic of any of the below three:
1. performance dramatically falls off
2. concentration dips and focus mentally is dropping
3. any waves of light headiness
Well, you need calories! Try to eat a small dosage of 60 -100 calories preferably an hour before exercise but this may get pushed closer with a morning wakeup and the onset of your activity.
Having a “mix” or combining the following would give you a pre calorie boost: a. whey protein b. possibly a small dollop or two of yogurt c. a few walnuts d. a third of a banana. One of these items on the LOW end of calories may do the trick. With a higher intensity session, your caloric burn is rapid so depending upon your fitness, meal the night before, length and intensity of your sessions – these all factor into your pre workout fueling.