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What To Eat Before And After Work-Outs

By Stella Ibru 24 August 2017   |   6:00 pm

Eating before and after work-outs is very important. You need to make sure you’re fueling your body properly for your workout and to give you the maximum results you’re looking for.

BEFORE your workout:
Eating heavy foods before a work out is not advisable because you can fall sick and it would take a while to digest. So you would need quick digesting energy source such as:

  • fresh fruit (apples and bananas are higher sugar-quicker energy)
  • dried fruit
  • honey
  • peanut butter toast
  • yogurt (if it’s not upsetting to your stomach)
  • granola bar
  • oatmeal with fresh fruit

( depending on the amount of time you want to spend working out )

AFTER your workout:

After the workout is all about re-fueling!  It’s best to eat within 30 minutes of your workout for the best results for feeding those muscles  replacing the all the energy you’ve used.

I would recommend a protein shake because its way easier to digest. After a protein shake, you can then enjoy a full meal that includes:

  • good sources of lean protein (eggs, fish, poultry)
  • higher fiber, nutrient-dense carb sources such as quinoa, wild rice or sweet potatoes
  • cottage cheese is also a great after workout source providing casein whey which is a faster digesting protein

 

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Pre and Post work-out meals


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