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What to Eat for Breakfast Before You Go Paddle Boarding

March 6, 2023
Fresh Fruit and Veggies

Just like any other type of workout, when you go stand-up paddle boarding, you’ll want to have a good balance of nutrition in your system. Of course, the specifics of this vary from one person to another, so please be sure to consult with your doctor before making any significant changes to your diet, exercise patterns, etc. That said, however, we do have a few general guidelines that benefit most members of the stand-up paddle board (SUP) community. Naturally, there is no shortage of information on nutrition, exercise, etc, so for the purpose of this particular blog, we’ll be focusing on what we recommend in terms of breakfast. In short, if you’re looking for some ideas on what to eat for breakfast before you go paddle boarding, keep on reading to learn more about our top recommendations!

Breakfast Before a Long or High-Intensity Workout

If your upcoming paddle will be lengthy, high-intensity, or both, please plan accordingly. Of course, this includes what you eat. For a healthy breakfast before a long or high-intensity workout, we recommend something along the lines of eggs, avocado, and a healthy bread or toast, especially one that is low in carbs and high in protein. Again, it doesn’t need to look exactly like this, but the mix of nutrients—high-protein, low-carbs, some fiber, etc—will likely serve you well throughout your workout.

Breakfast Before a Low-Intensity or Short Workout

On the other hand, if you’re planning on a smaller paddle, then you don’t necessarily need as many calories as the aforementioned model. Instead, you may be better off with a simple sampling of yogurt and berries, or any other comparable small meal. However, if you burned a lot of calories the day before, especially in the form of a long or high-intensity workout, then don’t be surprised if you find yourself craving a bit more carbs. For this, we recommend oatmeal with fruit, nuts, and other healthy goodies that leave you feeling revitalized. 

Color Bowl of Fruits and Vegetables

Consult with Your Doctor Before Making Any Changes

Finally, before you make any significant changes to your diet, exercise patterns, etc, please be sure to consult with your doctor. All of these topics are just as subjective as they are important. In other words, the best advice you can get for your own personal health and wellness will always come from a medical professional, especially one who knows you and your medical history. 

Contact Our Team at Atoll Boards

Now that you know what to eat before you go paddle boarding, what’s next? If you’re in the market for a new SUP, check out our available inventory. We have a brand-new line of our signature Atoll Boards, state-of-the-art accessories, and so much more! For more information, please feel free to contact our team at Atoll Boards today. You can also give us a call at 877-698-8581 or send us an email at We would be more than happy to help you in any we can. Until then, here’s wishing you many, many happy and healthy SUP adventures. Have fun out there!

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