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Foods to have before a run?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Dpaterson9, Apr 17, 2020.

  1. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @JamesD17 what type of diabetes do you have? As a T2 I couldn't have what you listed.

    Edited to say Jo beat me to it :)
     
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  2. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Not surprising, since liquids are supposed to be digested faster than solids.
     
  3. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    You can do either something or nothing. Apart from 1 of my pb's in the gym, all were done fasted. None of "us" are Chris Froome (although he went low carb), Arnold Swazenegger etc, so the extremely small percentage (if anything) gain by pre or post workout food or portions is just bro-science.

    There is an adjustment phase for training fasted, where energy levels are low, but this goes in time. Some electrolyte drink is good to drink, I would do water with lo salt; some low carbers put some salt on the tongue and down water.
     
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  4. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    I have a post exercise electrolyte drink of water with juice of half a lime and some pink Himalayan salt added - and plenty of ice!
     
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  5. Rylando88

    Rylando88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Does he want a friend? He sounds like the ideal kind of person I’d like to have as a friend! I love training and all the science behind the food for exercise fascinates me too!! Haha x
     
  6. Marion_C

    Marion_C · Newbie

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    Hi there.. I would find Bananas really good before excerise or whole meal bread. Just takes a while to find whats right for you.
     
  7. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Those things are high in carbohydrates and would cause a sugar spike... Kind of depends on someone's type and whether they can bolus insulin for it.
     
  8. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    My son regularly runs 4 miles without anything to eat first. The only time he bothers to think about having food first is when he does a marathon.
     
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