What should I eat before and after morning swim? Good pre-swim foods that supply energy include porridge oats, wholegrain bread, pasta, sweet potatoes, peas and beans. For our swimmers who just want to feel energised and are after more exciting meals, then we recommend trying foods such as bagels, smoothies, yogurt, eggs and bananas.
What should I eat before my pool workout?
- Wholegrain pasta.
- Wholegrain bread.
- Brown rice.
- Sweet potatoes.
- Peas and beans.
- Unsalted nuts.
- Porridge oats.
When should I eat before a swim workout? In general, allow 2-4 hours before your swim, following a larger meal to allow for digestion, and 30 minutes – two hours for a smaller snack. In general, main meals should include foods with low-GI carbohydrates and be moderate in protein and fats.
What foods to avoid before swimming? What should you avoid eating before swimming? “You should avoid any foods that are known to cause gastrointestinal distress, including foods that contain excess fibre, fat, spices, alcohol, and caffeine,” says Dr Norton, as these foods are not conducive to exercise and may cause stomach upset, diarrhoea and sickness.