Question: How Long Should I Wait Before I Run?

It can also make you feel sluggish during your run.

As a general guideline, you should wait three to four hours after a large meal before running.

If you’ve had a small meal or snack, wait a minimum of 30 minutes or preferably one to two hours before going for a run.

Keep in mind that everyone is different.

Can I run 2 hours after eating?

The downtime before running depends on how much you’ve eaten and your digestive system, according to Livestron, which offers this general rule: at least an hour after a small snack, two to three hours after a small meal and three to four hours after a large meal.

What should I eat 30 minutes before a run?

Foods to Eat Before a Run

  • Banana and almond butter.
  • Turkey and cheese on whole-wheat bread.
  • Oatmeal and berries.
  • Cheese stick and carrots.
  • Toast with 1/4 avocado or one to two tablespoons of nut butter.

Is it OK to exercise after eating?

The best time to work out, Vigil said, is before you eat. A post-exercise nutrition program helps recovery and minimizes muscle damage, Virgil said. However, if your schedule demands you eat first, Vigil suggestsed waiting an hour or two after your meal before exercising. That will allow the stomach to empty out.

Should I run before or after breakfast?

You need to fuel your body prior to exercise so you can get the most out of your workout – try something light like 1/2 yogurt, piece of fruit or 1/2 smoothie an hour before you run, then eat a solid breakfast like eggs with veggies, or oatmeal with fruit, within 2 hours post-exercise.