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What should you eat before a morning workout?

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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.

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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.

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