Hitting the wall is as fun as it sounds, but some people find the typical mid-exercise refueling options to be messy, tasteless, or just plain gross. You don’t need to choke down sugary goo to avoid bonking, though. There are plenty of other options—from real food to products designed for athletes—to give you the quick-digesting carbs you need. “The carbohydrates help replace your muscles' depleted glycogen stores, allowing you to go longer, harder, faster,” says Corrine Dobbas, R.D.
Take one of these to-go pick-me-ups on your next long workout or race, and you’ll power through those final miles you normally dread.
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