It’s important to think of your body as a machine. In order to function, it needs fuel. This is especially important after a night of fasting or a long break since your last meal. Without proper fuel your body is unable to perform at its optimal level and you will typically lose some of the training benefits you might otherwise gain, not to mention you might feel light-headed and nauseous.
If you are in a hurry, taking in some easily digestible food or drink – like a banana, peanut butter bagel or smoothie – can make all the difference between a productive session and a fatigue-filled session.