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Ever wondered what you should be eating before working out? Opinions vary widely on the topic – you can find expert takes on everything from intermittent fasting to the best ways to dry-swallow pre-workout powder. While the subject can definitely be nuanced, what’s certain is that food is fuel: a combination of macronutrients – healthy carbs, fats, and protein – are key to efficiently fuelling your workouts... and your life!
Whether you’re looking for something quick to grab on the go, or have a bit more time to prepare before heading to the gym, read on for easy snack and meal ideas to try out before crushing your next workout. Aim to eat these about one hour before beginning your workout, to give your body time to absorb and make the most of the nutrients 💪
Carbs get a bad rap – but carbohydrates are literally what our bodies need to burn for energy. Plus, they make great holders for all sorts of delicious flavour combinations. Opt for a sourdough or whole-grain bread. Here are some of our fave pre-workout toast toppers.
🌯 Pro-Tip: wrap up any of the above combos into a tortilla for a more mobile on-the-go option!
Eggs are a super protein-dense choice to ensure you’ll be able to power through any movement session. The ways to prepare eggs are seemingly limitless - here are our faves.
🥚 Pro-Tip: keep a couple of hard-boiled eggs whole and take them with you on the go – just don’t leave them unchilled for too long!
If a full meal on a plate feels like way too much before you get moving, smoothies can be a great way to get a hearty hit of nutrition without overloading your stomach. Try some of these flavourful recipes, or create your own with your favourite fruits.
🚰 Pro-Tip: the most important thing you can give your body is water! Don’t forget to keep hydrating before, during, and after your workouts.
These combinations do a fantastic job of regulating blood sugar and keeping us feeling full and satiated for longer – that means more time and energy to spend doing what we love, inside the gym and out! Refuelling post-workout with similar combos can help rebuild muscle and re-energize the body for the rest of the day.
What’s your favourite thing to eat pre-workout?
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