I’ve been struggling with this for a while now. When I work out in the morning, I get up so early (4:30) that my stomach just does not want to eat. Lately, I’ve been doing intense workouts with nothing in my stomach. Needless to say, my workout suffers because by the time I’m done, I’m weak and even more nauseated. I carry a honey stinger gel to take when it get’s to be too bad. My blood sugar levels are usually in the 110’s –120’s when I first wake up. However, after a workout, I’m dropping in the 60s.
I’ve been reading on what the numerous experts say about pre-workout nutrition. The general consensus seems to be higher carb foods before a workout and higher protein after a workout for muscle recovery.
Most advice says to eat at least 30 minutes before working out. That makes sense.
But when I get up, I seriously think if I eat something, it will come right back up. And I don’t know what to do about it. I’m not eating my oatmeal because I know that won’t stay down and I go straight to school after the gym shower. I miss my oatmeal. I guess I could take a bowl with the stuff in it and just add water and milk at school and nuke it. I could also make my protein mocha shake before I leave home and start drinking it after I shower so the protein can get busy.
But what about before I work out?? Before I go to bed, I think about what I’m going to eat when I first get up. By 4:30 am, I can’t force myself to even drink much water.
I’m out of ideas.