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Doctor insights on: What To Eat The Night Before A 5k Race

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What should I eat for breakfast that will help me if I have a long distance race later that day?

What should I eat for breakfast that will help me if I have a long distance race later that day?

Complex carbohydrate: Judging from your age, but the time you have finished reading this you will know more about complex carbohydrates then i do. Complex carbohydrates require more time to be broken down by your bodies system, and provide a more sustainable level of fuel, mainly atp, or Adenosine triphosphate for your body. Pasta is one of these foods, but you may want to entertain the idea of more frequent smallmeal. ...Read more

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My heart races after meals and I don't know why. Could it be something I eat or something else?

My heart races after meals and I don't know why. Could it be something I eat or something else?

Several possible: Your symptoms could be related to many things and a full and thorough history and physical should be performed. Pts with post prandial symtoms ( symptoms after they eat) can be related to gastic reflux. The acid irritates the food pipe which sits just behind the heart.It can be due to food or drink related items. Hot or spicey foods or high caffiene drinks etc. A holter, labs, cxr, and poss GI eval. ...Read more

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What is the best food to eat before a tough mudder race?

What is the best food to eat before a tough mudder race?

Carbs and more carbs: The best is to carbohydrate load for 24 hours prior to sustained high intensity workouts. ...Read more

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Do i need to be concerned that my heart seems to race when i eat cinnamon?

Do i need to be concerned that my heart seems to race when i eat cinnamon?

Palpitations: There are 33 case reports of palpitations induced by cinnamon per fda data base. If you feel palpitations i would suggest you to avoid cinnamon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am doing a half marathon at 10am what should I eat on race day and at what time. What foods should I avoid?

Can you tell me if I am doing a half marathon at 10am what should I eat on race day and at what time. What foods should I avoid?

What works for you.: As a runner, I could not eat before a race no earlier than 2 hours before race time. Eating pasta the night before can be helpful. I don't know if there is any evidence based studies that can support all the theories out there on what to eat or not. I would eat a good breakfast no later than 8 AM. I would eat oatmeal and a big pasta dinner the night before. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if you are doing a half marathon at 10am, what should you eat on race day and at what time. What foods should you avoid?

Can you tell me what you suggest if you are doing a half marathon at 10am, what should you eat on race day and at what time. What foods should you avoid?

Not much...: If your run begins @ 10 am then the night before( this is what i did before a full marathon) eat plenty of pasta( no tomato sauce or meat). Race day morning i would eat a plain bagel and drink gatorade drinks.Make sure to go to the bathroom 30 min. Before start time if u can.There are other philosophy's concerning your question but this helped me through a few boston marathons... Good luck! ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that my heart races after i eat peanut butter on toast?

What are possible reasons that my heart races after i eat peanut butter on toast?

Peanut butter: It seems some people have allergies to peanut butter and some people are sensitive to sulfites which can be found in some peanut butter brands and these can cause tachycardia. I haven't seen this in practice but i found reports when researching your question. ...Read more

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Why do I feel really hungury and after I eat I become extremely exhausted, my body feels heavy where I need to sleep I can my heat race a slow down?

Why do I feel really hungury and after I eat I become extremely exhausted, my body feels heavy where I need to sleep I can my heat race a slow down?

Normal: after eating more blood is diverted to go tract and so u feel lazy and sleepy. 20 mint rest after meals is good for health. More than 30 mnts causes many medical problems. eat small and frequent meals to avoid lethargy. ...Read more