While all the foods on this list are healthy, we wouldn’t recommend eating them right before a workout–save them for your post-workout snack or meal instead!

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1. Flaxseeds

While they are great for your body (and weight loss), flaxseeds are full of fiber , which could impede your workout efforts by causing gas and/or bloating.

You should limit the amount of fiber you take in 2 hours before and after exercising. In addition to flaxseeds, stay away from fiber supplements, bran, and high-fiber breads and opt for a mixture of protein and carbohydrates instead right before your workout.

2. Hummus

Don’t get us wrong, we love healthy hummus just as much as you do, but you may want to stay away from it right before a workout.

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