Eating proper foods before physical activity can give you the energy and strength you need to finish strong. Look for options high in carbohydrates, adequate in protein and moderate in fat and fiber. These foods are good choices for a pre-activity meal.
You should eat a larger meal three or four hours before exercise. Closer to the activity, have a small snack such as fruit. This will give you the last-minute bump your body needs.
Provided by Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition, a dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Reviewed January 2013