Its important that you get something to fuel you during your workout but make sure they are low glycemic foods such as most fruits and vegetables, legumes, some whole grains, nuts, kidney beans, or beets. Also depending on the time remaining until you workout its good to have some protein in your diet while you workout. I'll put it on a time scale just so you can have an idea as to when to eat what-
So.... depending on when you can eat here are some ideas!
- 2-3 hours before you workout you'll want to make sure your snack is a combination of protein and low glycemic carbs. These include; your favorite fruit and low-fat string cheese.
- 1 hour before take it a bit lighter. Eat something that your stomach can digest easily and also provide some nutrition. Applesauce or grapefruit would both be great choices.
- 30 minutes before I would stick with liquids. I usually take a pre-workout supplement to help me kill it in the gym, Stay away from most sports drinks, They will spike you sugar levels and your energy will crash long before your workout is over.
- After the workout get some protein in your system, unless you are going to go straight home and eat a big dinner, in that case have a healthy meal and save your protein for the next morning. (personally I take it regardless because I am not worried about gaining weight)
Welp, there you have it. Lemme know if you have any food ideas or suggestions.
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