This week, I’ve been getting up about 2 hours earlier than normal so I can attend Tuscaloosa Boot Camp. Normally, I eat breakfast before working out because if I don’t, I risk a sugar free-fall. The first two mornings, the idea of oatmeal or eggs or smoothies made me shudder. I settled on a mini Cliff bar and some milk.
This morning, I woke up before the alarm and craved oatmeal! Finally. I love oatmeal and my body responds well to my version. I always have a protein mixed in, usually in the form of a raw nut butter, granola, and flaxseed. When I made mine, I only made half a cup prepared. I knew I didn’t want to risk having too much in my stomach before working out at high intensity.
It was good, and it was not too much for a hard workout. I’ll stick to this for a day or two before trying a smoothie.
What about non-diabetics? Is it crucial that they eat before a tough workout? If you ask anybody, you’ll get different answers. Some say definitely yes! Some say “no way”. I am in the camp that says that a body needs a little fuel for the body to workout efficiently. However, for those who just can’t, I go back to the saying….whatever works for you!
Afternoon Run- 4 miles