If you exercise first thing in the morning, it may be a good idea to eat both before and after your workout. Some experts believe that exercising on an empty stomach can compromise the quality of your workout. To help boost your early-morning activity, eat a “mini-meal” providing 25 grams or more of carbohydrates: a banana, a bagel, or bowl of oatmeal, for instance. The carbs will provide the quick burst of energy you need. It’s best to eat 20 to 30 minutes before exercising vigorously. Then, within an hour after your workout, eat a breakfast that combines both protein and carbohydrates — such as eggs and toast, yogurt and fresh fruit, or soy milk and cereal — to help sustain your energy level throughout the morning.
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