With So much information out there, I know figuring out what to eat before and post workout can be confusing.
Here are some Tips to help guide you on the importance of Pre workout Nutrition Consumption.
Fueling your body properly, having adequate food and fluids before, during, and after exercise is important.
So What Do YOU DO before you Workout:
Keep these things in Mind:
Hydrate with fluids
Choose foods low in Fiber
Have a moderate amount of Carbs and Proteins
Protein: Will prevent muscle catabolism. Protein will provide your body the amino acids that it needs to prevent muscle breakdown, which will help with muscle recovery and growth.
Keep it Low Fat (Fat takes about 6-8hours to digest)
Don’t try to consume any new foods that your body has never consumed.
Avoid Saturated Fats. Due to the slow digestion, it can reduce your workout performance.
Consume two hours before you workout. If you are beyond that two hour window, don’t panic or obsess about it. Just grab a piece of fruit and head to your workout. The key to better energy is to eat carbs you can easily digest.
If you feel like you need more energy before your workout, instead of using all those “PREWORKOUT SUPPS” consume some carbs. Increasing your glycogen storage's before you workout can dramatically make a difference in your energy level.
If you are doing an intense workout, being on a low carb diet, can be very difficult to handle, because your glycogen stores are low!
If you workout in the afternoon, a great lunch would be the typical, Chicken, Vegetables, and rice, assuming your consuming 2-3 hours before workout.
If you You are only about an hour to an hour half out from Your workout, Greek Yogurt with Dried Fruit will be great. It’s a quick source of simple sugars, plus you will get the protein!!!
If you are in a rush, and only have 30mins before your workout, a Fruit Smoothie will work, considering they are quick and full of sugar.
After Your Workout:
It’s time to refuel and refeed your body to improve your recovery time.
The Obvious: Water, Fluids! It is so important to keep your body hydrated. Liquid carbs will work as well.
When Your working out your body is burning a lot of Carbs, as to why it’s so important to replenish.
Note, CARBS ARE THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF ENERGY FOR YOUR MUSCLES.
Protein, as we all know know is essential after the workout for our recovery, and of course, muscle building.
The Easiest Way to Get Your Protein in, is taking in a high quality Clean Whey Shake!