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2/14/13 12:13 P

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Thanks everyone for the input. I will keep trying different things. If I eat breakfast early then I am really hungry by the time I run, so I feel like I need something to keep me going. Maybe I will try not eating anything if I eat breakfast late like today. I usually run about 1:00 or 1:30. It's hard to run early since I am running inside and sometimes there are people still in bed by noon or so. My husband works shifts so some days it's pretty late when I run because he is still in bed. I will keep experimenting and see what happens.

Thanks, Kim

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2/14/13 11:50 A

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Hi Kim,

Why do you feel you need a pre-run snack? Most runners will do just fine with a small piece of fruit or something easily digested such as a small 1/2 bagel. The food you eat prior to a run is just to help stabilize your blood sugar level--you want something that can exit the tummy quickly which is why you want to avoid high fiber, protein and fats--that is a generality, mind you as some runners, such as myself, can pretty much run on a full tummy without any issues.

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2/14/13 11:46 A

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Ezekiel Toast with coconut peanut butter, chia seeds and a drizzle of molasses. I can eat it 30 minutes before and I'm good. Everything else I've tried gives me cramps. Even if I just switch to normal peanut butter. I think it is a trial and error thing as everyone is so different.

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2/14/13 11:45 A

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I usually eat 2 cups of oatmeal 2 hours before. If I feel I need more just before the run I may eat a FiberOne bar.

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2/14/13 11:36 A

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It could be the timing of your snack. You may need to move it out further to around 1 1/2 - 2 hours before you run or eat a small snack like a banana shortly before you run, maybe about 20 minutes before. I personally can't eat anything closer to 2 hours before. It's all like a big experiment but you will eventually figure out what foods work for you and at what point you can eat them.

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2/14/13 11:16 A

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I have been searching for a pre-run snack that doesn't make me feel heavy or give me a stomach problem. I have tried yogurt and oatmeal and cereal bars, but I just can't seem to find one that works. I usually have them 45 minutes to an hour before my run. Any suggestions on some other things I can try.

Thanks, Kim

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