DON’T exercise on an empty stomach.
For a standard hour-long workout — lifting, running, cycling — “you need to make sure you have a combination of carbs and protein” to provide a stream of energy during strenuous exercise and nutrients to repair muscle afterward, Here is a list of the best things to eat before a workout.
Bananas are very rich in fast-acting carbohydrates that will provide you with usable fuel for YOUR workout, and the supply of potassium aids in maintaining muscle and nerve function.
Caffeine has been shown to help regular drinkers enjoy a workout more by generating energy, as well as to slow fatigue and increase the rate of fat-burn.
Fruit smoothies are an awesome pre-workout snack because they have high-quality protein, can be rapidly digested, and have the key combination of simple and complex carbohydrates. The simple carbohydrates will hit for the first 15 to 20 minutes, while the complex finally kick in around the half-hour mark. Together, these provide a steady stream of energy throughout a standard workout.
The fat in egg yolks is metabolized slowly and therefore is likely to make you feel bloated and sluggish during your workout, so egg whites are a much better pre-workout option. A single egg white provides around 4 grams of protein and no fat.
WHOLE GRAIN TOAST
Whole grains — like quinoa and brown rice — are packed with fiber, providing slow-release, sustained energy throughout the duration of a workout.
Greek yogurt contains almost double the protein as normal yogurt but about half as much raw sugar as regular yogurt. This should provide an energy boost that’s easy on the stomach.
What is your favourite go to food pre workout?