“I Guess I Shouldn’t Have Eaten That”
A common complaint I hear as a sports dietitian is “I can’t eat anything before or during exercise because it causes stomach issues.”
This can be especially problematic for athletes participating in long distance triathlons and running events. While athletes can often complete short distance triathlons without sports fuels, they will require them for long distance events. Consumption of fuels prevents bonking and are fundamental for speed and performance.