WHAT TO EAT BEFORE AND AFTER A WORKOUT

It is so hard to know what to eat and when to eat it so it’s most beneficial for my fitness and weight loss goals. Little things like tweaking your pre workout and post workout snack could be the reason those stubborn few pounds won’t come off. After all, who wants to throw away hard work put in at the gym because they had no idea that the apple they were eating before their workout wasn’t giving their body the proper fuel it needed1?

Cardio Workouts – Eat a 50-100 calorie snack with quick digesting carbs to boost your metabolism and allow your body to continue burning calories during your workout.

Weight Training/Lifting – Eat a 150-200 calorie snack with quick digesting carbs and a lean protein source. 

Here’s a list of great quick digesting carbs:

Bananas, Grapes, Watermelon, Peaches, Corn Flakes, Instant Oatmeal, Rice Cake.

Slow digesting carbs:

Apples, Grapefruit, and Pears as these are slow release carbs

Lean Protein:

Protein Shakes, Hardboiled Egg, Scrambled Egg

 

POST WORKOUT

100-200 calorie snack containing quick digesting carb and a lean protein. Pretty simple, right?! =]

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