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What breakfast should I have before training?

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What breakfast should I have before training?

Many sports enthusiasts choose to start their day actively. Morning exercise provides a solid boost of energy for the rest of the day. Exercising on an empty stomach won't get you to your ideal physique. What's the best pre-workout breakfast?

What should a pre-workout breakfast contain?

It won't come as a big surprise when we say that you should eat breakfast before your workout to provide all the necessary macronutrients. Calories from protein, carbohydrates and fat are the main energy fuel for the body. Carbohydrates will provide a quick boost of extra energy due to their short absorption time. Proteins and fats, on the other hand, require much longer digestion, so you can think of them as a kind of storage.


The products used to prepare breakfast before training should be natural and healthy. In addition to valuable macronutrients, they provide essential vitamins and minerals. In the case of physical activity, the most important components are those which have a positive effect on reducing the feeling of fatigue and tiredness, support the proper functioning of muscles and the nervous system, and contribute to maintaining electrolyte balance. These include zinc, magnesium, potassium, calcium, B vitamins, vitamin C and D.

What can you eat for breakfast before a workout?

For many people, the first meal must provide 3 essentials:

  • short preparation time
  • easy to digest, avoiding the feeling of overeating
  • Solidly satiating, so you don't feel hungry during exercise

Of course, to this can be added a number of other issues that are related to individual preferences such as taste, the products present or the form of the meal. However, these aspects are the most important in the context of preparing a breakfast before a workout. So what can you eat before you decide to start exercising? Here are some suggestions

  • Fruit and vegetable shake enriched with the Olimp Veggie Protein Complex protein supplement
  • porridge with fruit, nuts and Olimp Whey Protein Complex 100% protein supplement
  • Sweet cottage cheese sandwiches topped with Olimp Zero Sauce and Olimp 100% Peanut Butter Sauce
  • Olimp Hi Pro Omelette Gold protein omelette with vegetables and cold meat or tofu

What to avoid for breakfast before training?

Above all, meals that are hard to digest. Although many people love to start the day with a greasy breakfast in the form of scrambled eggs on bacon, this option will not be a very good solution for breakfast before training. Fried foods will overstress the stomach and cause a prolonged feeling of overeating, which can affect the effectiveness of your exercise. Hard to digest food can often make it completely impossible to achieve your training plan.