Nutrition Strategies to Prevent Runner's Gut

Has this ever happened to you?

You're in the middle of your training session, and out of nowhere, you feel the undeniable pain of an upset stomach, or maybe it was combined with nausea and bloating, or maybe you're just always cautious about where the nearest restroom is while you're out training.

Many recreational and elite athletes can relate to having experienced gut symptoms during a run, intense training session, or even during competition. So although these symptoms, often termed "Runner's Gut" are common, it doesn't mean that you have to put up with them - and this is where nutrition comes into play! ⁠

We have collated the key nutrition strategies that you need to know, that can be implemented to your pre-training and intra-training nutrition, to help reduce the severity or manage these uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms, so that you can get the most out of every training session without letting your gut get you down.

1. Train your gut & don't try anything new on the day

Our body is highly adaptable, not we can see this with exercise, but it also applies to our gut. It's important to train your gut for eating during exercise, especially if they are longer than 1.5 to 2 hours of moderate to high-intensity exercise (such as long-distance running, triathlons, cross-fit tournaments,