So, you’re trying to lose weight, but you’ve been exercising for weeks and still not seeing results? The problem may be your diet. You need to get the most out of your diet, so you can maximize your workout. Getting in your nutrients, vitamins, and carbs will help you burn the most calories throughout the day. I am not a dietician or nutritionist. I’m simply a girl who has an interest in health and wellness. I hope you enjoy this post, share it with your friends and maybe even subscribe. I’d love to know what you guys eat before and after exercise. Also, for a more comprehensive guide on what to eat before and after workouts, check out this post from Bembu!
It’s important to never workout on an empty stomach. Your body needs fuel to burn just like a car. If you try to exercise without eating, your performance will suffer and you will find it hard to concentrate on your workout. You’ll want to eat foods that contain carbohydrates and protein before you exercise.This will give you the maximum amount of energy to get through your workout. I am guilty of not eating enough before a workout, so I know I can’t be the only one. I thought I would share some snack and light meal ideas that are simple for you to make. Here are some of my favorite light snacks I enjoy about 45 minutes before my fitness routine.
1 cup of black coffee
1 cup of plain greek yogurt with fresh strawberries
2 slices of whole wheat toast with peanut butter and sliced bananas
peanut butter oatmeal bar
2 oz of dried fruits and nuts mix
egg whites with whole wheat toast
½ cup of oatmeal with fresh fruit and nuts or peanut butter and honey
8 apple slices with almond butter
raspberry banana smoothie with protein powder
½ cup of brown rice
Post Workout Meals
After exercising, your body needs additional nutrients to recover the muscles. Eating foods that are high in amino acids and carbohydrates help fight fatigue and muscle soreness that you feel after your workout. These are foods I like to eat an hour after my workout because they help increase muscle mass and rebuild tired muscles.
whole wheat tuna sandwich with spinach
Grilled chicken with sweet potato
salmon with veggies
veggie omelette with avocado
hummus and crackers
1 glass of chocolate milk
whole grain bagel
peanut butter sandwich