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7 Foods to Avoid Before Your Workout

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It’s impossible to get a good workout under way without the right fuel—but not all foods are created equal. While some foods make for great post-workout meals, they can also throw a wrench in your workout plans if eaten beforehand.

In fact, there’s a list of food items that you should avoid at all costs if you’re hoping to have a safe and productive workout session. These foods can lead to stomach discomfort, muscle cramping, and lethargy…making for one miserable session at the gym.

 

1. Yogurt

On the whole, yogurt is a healthy snack. It’s got protein, often boasts some fiber, and its probiotic qualities can keep your digestive system functioning like a well-oiled machine.

But yogurt is also a dairy food item, which could present problems for your workout. Even if you’re not particularly sensitive to dairy, it could lead to cramps, discomfort, even diarrhea. That’s why most health experts recommend holding off on the yogurt until after your workout is complete. And if you just can’t wait, try to eat that yogurt cup at least a couple hours before your workout begins.

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