Frank Mikulka's Weekly Fitness Tip
Whatís the Scoop on Breakfast Before a Workout?
September 26, 2006

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Iíve been getting into a more healthy way of living doing cardio and strength training and trying to eat better. I train early before work. Whatís the scoop on breakfast? I tend to skip it. (Joyce T, Levittown)

Good choice on getting into a healthier lifestyle. Make it a lifelong journey!

Of all the nutritional mistakes you might make, skipping breakfast is the biggest. A high energy breakfast supports a high energy day.

Before you workout, you donít want to be full. However, a banana, or slice of whole wheat bread with peanut butter and a glass of juice will give you a boost to get through your workout. You will stabilize depleted glycogen stores and fuel muscles for your workout.

After your workout, itís time to refuel with healthy choices: Cereal and fruit, whole grain toast, a low-fat/low-sugar bran muffin, low-fat yogurt with cereal for that added crunch, a banana, shakes (juice, fruit, yogurt). If you have more time, make yourself some egg whites.

You have to put gas in the car for it to run. Fuel up and the body runs efficiently. Throughout the day try eating smaller portions more frequently. Health is inside out. Please add breakfast to your training regimen.

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