Hello there beautiful people, I hope you’re all doing well.
If you’ve been following me stories, you know that I’ve been getting back full swing into my workout routine.
My goal is do 3 workouts a week and add as many walks (which the whole family – including baby and dog – really love) as possible. This isn’t always the case, but I try to get as close to this goal as possible.
I’m not going to lie, I’ve been trying to get back into my pre baby workout routine and fitness level for a while now but there was always something more urgent going on. But, with a wedding just two short months away and with an 8 month old who is now a bit more settled, I’m finally making my health and fitness a priority again which feels so good!
One thing that I’m always interested and researching is: What to eat before a workout
There of course is no one answer here but I’m going to give you some examples that will help you optimize your workouts, aid in achieving better fitness levels, help with muscle building and in turn fat loss.
Timing is really important. If you are going to consume a meal 3 hours or more before a workout, opt for a full, well balanced meal that contains all the macronutrients – protein, carbohydrates, and fats.
Fasted workouts are an option, especially for those working out first thing in the morning, however, if you are trying to optimize your performance and aid in your recovery, consuming a small meal before a workout is preferable. Fasted workouts might work better if you intend on going out for a walk or short jog, otherwise, here are some options for snacks / meals that are optimal before your workout and when to consume them.
CARBS are important to help maximize our glycogen stores present in our muscles. This is especially important during intense workouts. FATS are important because they help fuel longer workouts that may be less intense. Finally PROTEIN is important to aid with muscle synthesis and recovery. This is why a BALANCED meal close to a workout is very important.
What to eat up to 2 hours before
Crackers / bread topped with nut butter and fruit
What to eat up to 1 hour before
Greek yoghurt with fruit
A fruit with nuts or nut butter
A protein bite
If you like this post, I’ll be happy to share the best POST WORKOUT meals with you shortly!
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