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Timing Is Everything: When to Eat According to When You Work Out


Woman exercising in morning

If You Exercise in the Morning

Your body's main source of fuel is glycogen—carbs that have been broken down and stored in your muscles and liver. Your engine never fully shuts off, even during sleep, so overnight you lose nearly all of your stored energy.

Before you put on your sneakers, have a 200- to 300-calorie meal with fruit or whole grains and a small amount of protein.