When you’re following a medical weight loss plan, choosing your snacks takes on new importance. You want to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy, while also getting enough energy to fuel your daily activities. And if you’re also exercising regularly, you want to provide your body with enough energy for that, too.
But because exercise diverts more blood flow to your muscles and away from your digestive tract, you don’t want to strain your stomach and intestines with the wrong kind of pre-workout snack. The following foods require a bit more effort to digest, and can carry some other unpleasant side effects as well. These are the ones to avoid right before exercise.