The Checkup: The Perfect Pre-Workout Breakfast for Every Diet

And other reads to get your day off to a healthy start.

• The struggle of finding the perfect pre-workout breakfast — one that’s not so heavy it weighs you down, but hefty enough to fuel your workout — is one we know well. Here, the early-morning pre-workout struggle is smashed with six sports dietitian-approved pre-workout breakfasts that cover a slew of dietary restrictions. From gluten-free to dairy-free to weight-loss-friendly, there’s a meal here to help you power through your morning sweat session. [Runner’s World]

• Staying on budget while grocery shopping can feel impossible when you’re on your healthy-eating game — there’s just so much good stuff calling your name! To help you stay in control of your spending, here are three nutritionist-approved grocery lists for budgets ranging from $50 to $150 to stick to. [Byrdie]

• Attention, pimple poppers! Be kind to your face and instead of shoving your grubby fingers into your zit, try these five ways to get rid of it, sans popping, picking or zapping. [MindBodyGreen]

• We are big fans of ashwagandha, but the taste definitely takes some getting used to. To mask the strong taste of this adaptogen, while still reaping the awesome health benefits, give these nine recipes a whirl. [Greatist]

• If push-ups are your absolute least favorite exercise, check out this list of 16 push-up variations that start off very beginner-friendly and work up to pro status. Maybe — just maybe — you’ll learn to love them. [SELF]

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