Should you eat before a swim workout? You should eat where possible before your morning swim; especially if it’s a longer (one hour in duration) or a high-intensity session. The body uses carbohydrate stores for high-intensity work, and if training on an empty stomach you might find you tire quickly.
What should I eat before my pool workout?
- Wholegrain pasta.
- Wholegrain bread.
- Brown rice.
- Sweet potatoes.
- Peas and beans.
- Unsalted nuts.
- Porridge oats.
What not to eat 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.
What should I eat or drink before and after swimming? Easy-to-digest foods include: fruits, steamed vegetables, greens, lean red meat, fish and low-fat dairy products. Avoid products of large grains and bread. Be sure to stay hydrated as well with liquids such as: juices, nut milk and plenty of water.