When it comes to building muscle, improving fitness and gaining strength, nutrition is just as important as lifting. Eating too few calories will ultimately starve your muscles; your glycogen stores will be quickly depleted and your body will turn to your existing muscle as it’s next closest source of available energy.
Ignoring pre-workout nutrition can be the difference between packing on new muscle, or getting stuck at another stubborn plateau. So what should you be eating before working out? And when should you be eating it?
🕑For most people, the perfect time for a pre-workout snack or meal is 1-2 hours before training. The food you ingest before training will provide the fuel for your workout, so you don’t want to wait too long to hit the gym after eating, or you’ll lose all those pre-workout nutrients.🕑
So what are the best foods to eat before working out?
🍌banana and yogurt
🍏apple slices and peanut butter
🍊fast-digesting carbohyrates such as oranges
🍳protein, such as egg whites
🍗protein, such as chicken, turkey or quorn
🍝slow-digesting carbohydrates, such as brown pasta
🐟fish with brown rice
🥛oatmeal or porridge with skimmed milk
Nailing your pre-workout nutrition is essential – if you’re unsure or have any questions, drop me a message and let me know!
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