You have seen in the last two months how to take care of your nutrition during and after sport with our two previous articles. So you must suspect that something can also be done before.
First, you should know that eating is not always mandatory just before a workout. In fact, it might become an option if:
On the other hand, I often hear people say to me, “I don’t eat before training because I get a stomach ache if I do.” The truth in there is that your discomfort is not due to the fact that you are eating, but rather to what you are eating at the moment. Indeed, some foods can be more difficult to digest during exercise and this usually gets worse when the effort becomes more and more intense.
But what should you eat then? It all depends on how much time you have ahead of you! Here is a small general summary:
Sache qu’on peut entraîner notre système digestif à devenir meilleur à digérer pendant l’effort, et donc, s’éloigner légèrement de ces règles générales. Par contre, on te conseille de consulter un nutritionniste pour accomplir cette évolution!
Sources: Manuel de nutrition clinique. Athlètes. [Consulted on October 5th 2021]. www.opdq.org
Joanie Séguin, Dt. P.
Nutristionnist at AXiO Sport Medicine Clinic