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If you’re training hard (e.g. if you really did rashly enter a charity marathon!), you run the risk of iron deficiency. This can lead to fatigue and lethargy, the last things you need when you’re trying to stay fit and healthy. There are plenty of good sources of iron for vegetarians, including soya, tofu, lentils, beans, flax seeds, spinach, quinoa and pumpkin seeds. Eating these in combination with foods that are rich in Vitamin C helps you to absorb the iron better too.
Have a healthy snack at least an hour and a half before exercise if you can. You won’t be burning it off during exercise (the energy you’re using comes from stored glycogen) but it will help to keep your blood sugar levels up and prevent low energy levels or dizziness.