What Should I Eat Before Exercising?
Our fitness expert tells you which foods will fuel your workout, plus when to eat them.
By Richard Weil, MEd, CDE
Q: What’s the best snack before working out? How long before my workout should I eat it?
A: First, be sure you really need a snack. Generally, you don’t need to eat before exercise unless you tend to run low on energy during your workouts, or it’s been more than a couple of hours since your last meal.