I am not a performance athlete, so I take what the experts say with a grain of salt...or not, I keep a pretty close eye on my sodium intake. Having said that, I do eat before I exercise or I get light-headed, nauseous, and have no energy. Sometimes when I have a long workout day, I need to eat between events. I always carry some raisins and almonds in my gym bag.
I think we each need to find what works for us. Recently, since I've been eating more and more raw foods, I find that I'm having to adjust what I have in the morning depending on what I plan to do for exercise. For example, I had my green smoothie for breakfast yesterday, then did an aerobics class and from there spent a bit of time in the sauna and went on to yoga. The green smoothie and yoga was not a good combination, evem though a couple of hours had elapsed, so I will need to keep that in mind and make adjustments when yoga is on the schedule.
Good topic, Michele!
If it comes from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't. Michael Pollan
What you do to yourself, you do to the world.
What you do to the world, you do to yourself.
It just goes to show you, it's always something--if it ain't one thing, it's another
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