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04 Feb 2004

Excercise Diet
I am swimming the Midmar Mile on Saturday morning and I would like to find out what I should eat the night before and especially what I need to have for breakfast before the race. Please advise. Thanks.
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Ester
I trust that you are carbo-loading while you train? If not, then do start concentrating on carbohydrate foods with a low glycaemic index (GI) (click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The right Approach' and read the articles on the GI). The night before an event you can still use your low-GI foods - pasta with lean meat or chicken, fruit and vegetables. A light breakfast of oats with milk and sugar or honey and a fruit such as a banana will give you some additional energy. Remember to replenish your glycogen stores by having some high-GI foods or a drink like Energade or Powerade immediately after the event.
Good luck with the race
DietDoc
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