Learn what to eat before a workout to maintain good energy levels.
We have all been told not to eat 30 minutes before we run to prevent cramping, but the truth is, if we don’t eat before we work out, we won’t have any energy. The golden rule for this is, if you are working out for less than an hour, you probably don’t really need to eat beforehand. Anything more will deplete your stores of energy, so you should consider indulging in the right foods to give your body what it needs to grow.
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If you time your pre-workout snacks, you can fuel your body properly and even help it burn fat and recover more quickly. The goal is to eat a small snack 45-60 minutes before your workout. These ten options should give you some ideas:
Whole orange smoothie with protein powder.
High protein oatmeal with crunchy natural peanut butter
Apple slices, with peanut butter and raisins
Fresh strawberry parfait with cottage cheese
Hard boiled egg on avocado toast
Peanut butter and banana sandwich
Small turkey avocado wrap
Hummus with vegetables for dipping
Rice cakes with almond butter
DIY peanut butter energy balls
If you want the actual recipes for these delicious snacks, they can be found here.
As always, just keep in mind that the more small, healthy snacks you eat during the day, the easier time you will have metabolizing food, losing weight, and staying fit.
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