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Hot Tip: No High-Fiber Foods as Pre-Race Meal

Posted by Vince Arnone on 05/01/2010 in Hot Tips | No Comments »

No High Fiber Foods as Pre-Race MealJon Berghoff at his 400 Mile Extreme Marathon to help raise funding and awareness for the Front Row Foundation Photo Courtesy: Carl Drew and Lindsay Musser

Consuming an adequate amount of fiber is, as you know, a good thing for general health purposes. However, high-fiber foods, such as oatmeal, are not ideal pre-workout/race meal choices. Quoting Dr. Bill Misner, Ph.D. – “a high fiber pre-race meal may ‘create the call for an unscheduled and undesirable bathroom break in the middle or near the end of the event.’”

Dr. Bill goes on to advise that a pre-workout/race meal should be “an easily digested, high complex carbohydrate meal of between 200-400 calories with a minimum of fiber, simple sugar, and fat.”

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