What To Eat Before Going Running?

You have to be prepared when you’re going on any type of run.

 

From warming up correctly to fueling your body so that when it’s time to run you’ll fatigue slower and it will help you speed up with your recovery process afterwards.

 

Here are some tips to fuel you when you run with the right meals and snacks inside you.

 

Pre-Running Meal

Remember it’s all about preparation right?

 

It’s important that you fuel yourself three to four hours before you even think about putting on your running shoes, especially if you’re a distance runner.

 

When I say a distance runner I’m talking about running anywhere between 6.2miles (10-Km) to 26.2 miles (42K..That’s the length of a Marathon if you didn’t know!)

 

So this preparation must begin before the actual day itself because of the amount of time you’ll be running for.

 

Anything else with less time, such as 30, 60 or 90 minutes, of course the Pre-Running meal planning will take less time.

 

The reason you prep before you run is to keep you from feeling hunger before and after you hit the road, also to maintain high levels of blood sugar for your muscles that are in a middle of a workout.

 

Your meal should be high, medium and low in the following..

High= Carbs

Moderate= Proteins

Low= Fat & fibre

 

You must also be sure to drink water before you go running.. Β below, I will give you the correct number of cups you should drink before running, Β depending on what time of day it is.

Morning= 2 to 4 cups

Afternoon= 5 to 7 cups

Evening= 6 to 8 cups

Keynote: If it’s really hot or where you live is hot most of the time, then you’ll have to drink more than the amounts I’ve shown above.

 

 

What Are The Di Nutritional Choices Then?

There are so many foods that are Di Nutritional worthy, but we would be here all day!

Remember though it’s

High= Carbs

Moderate= Proteins

Low= Fat & fibre

 

These examples below will help you start ASAP.. but also look for healthy carbs, Proteins and Fat & fibre beyond these examples to expand your palate which will keep things fresh and not mundane, in the long run.

 

-Scrambled eggs with avocado & brown toast, followed by one whole Banana and a glass of water.

-One brown Bagel with two slices of turkey and a 3X handfuls of grapes and a glass of water.

-Grilled Chicken breast, Jacket Potato (Skin left on.. pretty pleaseee) with one tablespoon of Corn and a glass of water.

-Peanut butter (If you’re not allergic), Cheese on Brown bread, 3X handfuls of Blueberries, One whole Banana with a glass of water. Β Β Β 

 

What Not To Eat

Now a lot of you may be thinking what about all of the energy drinks and energy boosting bars?

 

This is where Di Nutrition differs from Nutrition, if you prepare properly there will be no need for an energy boost via eating or drinking that trash!

 

Be dependent on your preparation and what you eat hours before you run, be dependent on the fluids you have taken in before you run, do not be dependent on failing to prepare and looking for an energy bar or drink to save you.

 

 

It will lead to all kinds of health issues in the long run, not to mention an addiction to Sugar which for most of you reading this, are trying not to be about that life.

 

So it would be counter-productive to even think about going down that road.. and just plain stupid!

 

 

Here below are the foods you should not fuel yourself with before going on a run..

 

-Sports Drinks & Sugar filled trash: (Energy bars,Granola bars, Cereal bars.. any bar to be frank with you) Β Β 

-High fatty foods: Fried foods, Oily foods (Excluding Olive oil & Extra Virgin Oil etc), Margarine, Creams and Sauces. Β Β 

-High fibre Foods: Whole grains, baked beans & Vegetables from the Β Cruciferous family (Broccoli & Cauliflower)

 

THAT’S IT!

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Please do let me know though…

 

Do you feel more confident now that you know exactly what it takes to fuel your body?

 

How has your experience with running been since you started the pre-running meals?

 

How much water are you currently drinking? Β 

 

Are you a fan of the new workout articles I’m making for you?

 

What Did You Make Of All Of This?

 

Of course, Any other questions are always welcome just leave a comment below

 

Until Then, Ciao

We  Look Up 倧 

Karim David

The Healthy One

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Rory Watts
Rory Watts
4 years ago

Best thing that I’ve read in a while; thank you for all the tips.

Sonny Matthews
Sonny Matthews
4 years ago

I believe I can run without worry of hunger whilst running.

Macie Robertson
Macie Robertson
4 years ago

Thanks this helped me out with a lot of questions I’ve had for the longest time.

Nellie Fletcher
Nellie Fletcher
4 years ago

I’m drinking 6 cups a day.

Robyn Johnston
Robyn Johnston
4 years ago

Very good read for myself and my wife, your tips are what we were looking for.

Glenn Wilson
Glenn Wilson
4 years ago

This was fire!!!

Shay Cook
Shay Cook
4 years ago

Loving the new workout videos.

Ashton White
Ashton White
4 years ago

I like the way you laid this out.. I’m going to be prepared the next time I go for my run now, thank you for sharing this.

Rudy Evans
Rudy Evans
4 years ago

Thanks bud!

Aaron Griffiths
Aaron Griffiths
4 years ago

Yeah I’ve been looking for more workout advice and videos on here.

Zagros Biradost
Zagros Biradost
4 years ago

I feel more informed until I begin I cannot know for sure. I drink 2 liters.

Joe Barrett
Joe Barrett
4 years ago

Thank you for the advice πŸ™‚

Brad Nembhard
Brad Nembhard
4 years ago

Tough ask but I think I can do this.

Charlotte Pasco
Charlotte Pasco
4 years ago

This was mint. thank you.

Lateica Fennil
Lateica Fennil
4 years ago

Finally going to start running as you’ve inspired me to start.

Koyana Ascue
Koyana Ascue
4 years ago

The workout content was a good idea for me.

Javan Moody
Javan Moody
4 years ago

Pure gold here my run was much better now thank you so much.

Tyrek Pickening
Tyrek Pickening
4 years ago

Great tips here thanks a bunch.

Virginia Graziani
Virginia Graziani
4 years ago

I don’t feel zapped anymore thanks.

Silvia Cangiano
Silvia Cangiano
4 years ago

I thought beans was good for you?

Timmy Gianniou
Timmy Gianniou
4 years ago

This was lit Karim, keep it up dude.

Caleb Colia
Caleb Colia
4 years ago

I feel confident but also respect what it takes to fuel my body, It’s a real process to this.

Olive Brahmana
Olive Brahmana
4 years ago

I’ve started drinking two liters since August, thanks for helping me with that πŸ™‚

Ruth Sitio
Ruth Sitio
4 years ago

I like the new articles it’s something new.

Tate Johnson
Tate Johnson
4 years ago

Yes keep the workout articles.

Gemma Viviano
Gemma Viviano
4 years ago

Yes I feel a bit more aware of myself and what I eat now.

Mark Chandra
Mark Chandra
4 years ago

I normal don’t finish my runs, and feel hungry so I’m going to give your foods a try.

Bhavin Jeet
Bhavin Jeet
4 years ago

The best advice that I was looking for thank you very much!!!!!!!!!

Megh Sabnis
Megh Sabnis
4 years ago

I drink 6 glasses a day.

Terry Marwah
Terry Marwah
4 years ago

I switched Tea for Water and my skin has cleared up so much now,
it was because of your articles that I’ve become more healthy.

Amar Panja
Amar Panja
4 years ago

Making all kinds of notes before I run, going to test them all out soon.

Tina Burns
Tina Burns
4 years ago

More than I expected wow! So much detail into running with the right amount of energy.

Deaven Duffus
Deaven Duffus
4 years ago

This has improved my running time since I started prepping properly, that along with my log I’ve kept since January first just like you said, I’m just happy that it actually working out for me, thank you.

Wayan Lewelling
Wayan Lewelling
4 years ago

Thank you for the low-down brother.

Daevin Wilcox
Daevin Wilcox
4 years ago

No more beans for me then ☺️

Donna East
Donna East
4 years ago

Bless you for blessing me with this information, I nearly gave up looking.

Jay Morrice
Jay Morrice
4 years ago

I needed this boost today from you, I really like this new section you’ve added for the workout tips and videos.

Tawanda Crosse
Tawanda Crosse
4 years ago

I’m not drinking any at all, I know very bad.

Shantaya Brook
Shantaya Brook
4 years ago

Ye some more videos would be great for these articles too.

Nima Mehrnia
Nima Mehrnia
4 years ago

I drink about a liter a day.

Vahid Raad
Vahid Raad
4 years ago

This just got you a sub.

Bren Dirbaz
Bren Dirbaz
4 years ago

Thank you so much for helping me out here.

Cindy Shariati
Cindy Shariati
4 years ago

The food you’ve suggest has really helped me fight against the hunger, I’m still testing it out but so far so good!

Tanesa Wyatt
Tanesa Wyatt
4 years ago

My new fav site πŸ™‚

Melea Nembhard
Melea Nembhard
4 years ago

I liked the article on running a lot.

Wesley Stone
Wesley Stone
4 years ago

I’m drinking 8 glasses now but before only 3 a day.

BirΓ³ Szabina
BirΓ³ Szabina
4 years ago

I find this quite helpful thanks.

NΓ©meth Endre
NΓ©meth Endre
4 years ago

It has given me the confidence i need to start running again, as I quit four years ago.

Mark Secada
Mark Secada
4 years ago

I’ve just got lots more energy since I started eating properly.

Hector Bullock
Hector Bullock
4 years ago

I’m drinking more 2 and half liters.