Skipping-breakfastEat three hours before hard exercise

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please settle an argument between my mom and me. She insists I eat a “hearty” breakfast before I leave for cross-country running early in the morning. We have to practice before school begins. Practice is at 6:30 a.m. I eat breakfast around 6 a.m.
I find it hard to run when my stomach is so full. She says I need the food for energy. Who’s right?
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