Eating Before and After a Workout
Eating before you work out is very important, it fuels your body and feeds your muscles.
Anywhere from 3hrs to 30mins before is ideal. That seems like a big-time frame but I look at it like this if you are eating a Full well-balanced meal you probably want to keep it around the 2-3hr mark, if you’re having a lighter meal/snack its ok to eat it closer to your workout time. I typically try to keep it around the 2hr. – 1 1/2 hr. mark.
I find for me it gives my body the energy and fuel it needs and I don’t cramp up while working out.
Find what works best for you!
Types of Food to eat Prior include HEALTHY CARBS with some Protein.
– Fruit (Banana, Apple)
– Sweet Potatoes
– Whole Grains
– Chicken Breast
You NEED to eat after a workout. This helps you repair and strengthen all the muscles you just used and helps to Replenish your body.
You want to try and keep it within 20-60 mins post
Think PROTEIN with some healthy Carbs!
– Chick Breast with Veggies
– Fruit with Nut butter
– protein bar or shake
– Chocolate milk
– Nuts & dried fruit
Also, DON’T forget to drink plenty of WATER before, during and after a workout.