Go into any supplement store and you will see tons of sports drinks, bars, gels, powders and pills. Do you really need to eat or drink one of these before workint out? According to the Huffington Post “There’s certainly no harm in eating — and it might help you meet your fitness goals by giving you more energy during the actual workout.”
According to Barbara Lewin, R.D., L.D., a sports nutritionist “The calories are what’s enabling you to work out at your best. If you’re not well-fueled, you’re not going to work out as hard.” Eating before a workout guarantees that the body starts with a full tank of glycogen (energy.) This applies to anyone who is planning on exercising morning, day or night. According to the Huffington Post, the body can store approximately 2,000 calories of glycogen. If you plan to go over that you could begin to get light-headed, weak or dizzy.
You don’t have to buy expensive supplements, bars, gels, powders or pills to get the energy you need before your workout. Try having a glass of water and a banana, coconut water, raisins or nuts at least thirty minutes before your workout. This will prevent any dizziness and keep you energized for your entire workout.