For quick fuel before a morning workout, eat a light amount of complex carbohydrates, such as whole grain bread and fruit. For longer workouts, include protein with eggs or peanut butter on toast.
For lighter workouts taking less than one hour, eat a banana or drink a tall glass of juice for hydration. For longer workouts involving running or weights, fats and protein help with endurance. To prevent cramping, avoid eating a large amount before workouts. If you do eat a large meal, wait a couple of hours to exercise. For regular-sized meals, two hours is enough time to digest before exercising.