Are you gearing up to compete in a motocross race? You might be wondering what would be best to eat for breakfast. As a female motocross rider, you don’t want to run out of energy before the race is over but you also don’t want to have an upset stomach because of too much food either.
In this article, we’ll cover the best breakfast practices to ensure you’re in peak condition for your motocross race!
How much should female motocross riders eat before a race?
The answer to this question really depends on how much time you have to digest your food before your race.
If you’re at least 3 or 4 hours out from your race good breakfast options include porridge, cereal bars, toast, bagels, cereal or bananas.
At 2-3 hours out you can still eat these foods, however you’ll want to make sure you go low in fat. Once you’re an hour out, avoid high fat and high fiber options, because your body won’t have enough time to digest foods containing these compounds.
Stick with the carbs, ditch the fiber
When it comes to choosing an appropriate breakfast as a female motocross rider on race day, stick with the carbs. Carbs will give you the energy to perform at your best.
When it comes to foods to avoid, anything with a high fiber content is more likely to give you an upset stomach. High fiber foods also take longer to digest, which means oats, bran, and muesli don’t make the cut.
Get up earlier if you suffer from gut issues
If you’re a female motocross rider who suffers from stomach discomfort if you eat too close to race time, it might be worth getting up a bit earlier so that you can eat and enjoy a happy gut.
Of course getting enough sleep is essential too, but a little extra time in the morning might be the difference between a stellar ride and a sub-par performance.
Sample breakfast plans for female motocross riders
Want some inspiration for your pre-race breakfast? Take a look at the examples below and feel free to mix and match to suit your preferences.
- Toast, bagels or crumpets with toppings like jam, peanut butter or nutella
- Porridge with toppings like fruit, honey, fruit compote or jam
- Cereal bars (home-made or shop bought)
- Bowl of cereal – lower fibre options include Cornflakes, Rice Bubbles and Special K
- Homemade rice cakes, or a bowl of rice with honey
- Banana with peanut butter.
- Banana pancakes – you can add toppings such as honey, yogurt, cinnamon, or fruit
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