What should you not eat before running?
- Broccoli, artichokes, or other high-fiber veggies.
- Apples, pears, or other high-fiber fruits.
- Cheese, red meat, bacon, or other high-fiber foods.
- Caffeine (in large amounts)
- Spicy foods.
Is it best to run on an empty stomach? In general, it’s recommended to eat before running. This gives your body the fuel it needs to exercise safely and efficiently. If you prefer to run on an empty stomach, stick to light to moderate running. Take a break if you start to feel lightheaded.
What to eat before running to run faster?
- Coffee. Runners who had caffeine one hour before an eight-mile run improved their times by an average of 23.8 seconds, in a study reported in the Journal of Sports Science.
- White button mushrooms.
- Bran flakes.
How do I get energy before a run? Fuel up on high-carb, moderate-protein meals 3–4 hours before a long-distance training run or event. In the 30–60 minutes leading up to a run, stick with a light, high-carb snack. For runs lasting longer than 90 minutes, make sure to fuel up with sports drinks or other snacks during the race.