The best pre-workout foods

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 itโ€™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?

๐Ÿ•‘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 donโ€™t want to wait too long to hit the gym after eating, or youโ€™ll lose all those pre-workout nutrients.๐Ÿ•‘

So what are the best foods to eat before working out?

๐ŸŒbanana and yogurt

๐Ÿapple slices and peanut butter

๐ŸŠfast-digesting carbohyrates such as oranges

๐Ÿณprotein, such as egg whites

๐Ÿ—protein, such as chicken, turkey or quorn

๐Ÿslow-digesting carbohydrates, such as brown pasta

๐Ÿ sweet potatoes/yams

๐ŸŸfish with brown rice

๐Ÿฅ›oatmeal or porridge with skimmed milk

Nailing your pre-workout nutrition is essential – if youโ€™re unsure or have any questions, drop me a message and let me know!

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