Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts
It can be hard to fuel up properly; eat too much and you’ll risk upsetting your stomach, eat too little and you could run out of energy early in the run.
After a nights rest, your body is in breakdown mode – the muscle cells need replenished with amino acids…. the building blocks of protein.
Help aide in weight control
Folks who eat breakfast maintain a healthier body weight than those who skip a morning meal.
Carbs are vital fuel for the brain. Research has shown for children and adults who skipped breakfast that thinking skills, math , reading and comprehension are affected. Those who do consume breakfast are more attentive.
Improve overall diet
Individuals who consume breakfast have a better diet overall than those those who skip out on breakfast . Breakfast consumers have a greater intake of nutrients like protein, fiber, calcium and iron.
Here are some quick breakfast ideas
Whole wheat toast with natural peanut butter and banana….. a slight drizzle of honey if desired is a great pre- run choice.
Scrambled eggs with veggies and feta cheese, side of sliced sweet potatoes is a wonderful post-run choice.