I work out early in the morning, down at the gym around 6.45. At the minute I’m getting up at 5am to get a full breakfast, so that by the time I’ve walked down to the gym and done 10 minute of a cardio warm-up, it’s been around an 70 to 90 minutes since I’ve finished my meal. However, I’m always STARVING in the morning so tend to eat big (~800 calories, eggs, oats, wholemeal toast, peanut butter and fruit) and I know that the time frame I give it to digest before lifting isn’t enough.
I’m trying to eat enough to get me through my activity (15 minutes walk to and 15 mins from gym, an hour lifting, and 10 mins cardio before and after weights,) but also that I’m not left feeling sluggish, or getting hungry mid-workout (both of which I feel affect my performance.) Any suggestions as to what I can do?