Hello my fit little bunnies! I would like to share with you what to eat Before and After your workouts.Now if you don’t have some sort of nutrition plan for your fitness routine you are really doing yourself harm. If you want to get the results your going to have to follow this plan or something similar.If you workout while you’re starved you simply will not have the energy for your body to gain maximum fitness. If you exercise for a long time without eating you’ll limit your ability to burn calories and maintain intensity. AND if you don’t feed your muscles and replenish your energy stores after exercise you wont have the necessary building blocks for recovery. Just before you exercise, the last thing you want to do is put a bunch of proteins and fats into your body, even if they’re healthy proteins and fats. These types of fuels take a long time to digest and draw oxygen and energy delivering blood into your stomach and away from your exercising muscles. They also carry a greater risk f upsetting your stomach during your exercise. BUT if you do not eat at all, you risk breaking down muscle and causing alot of stress to your body during exercise.
THE IDEAL PRE-WORKOUT MEAL
This meal should be consumed about two hours before your workout. It should contain around 300 calories, and is composed primarily of healthy carbohydrates. If you don’t have tie to eat two hours before, a quick 50-100 calorie snack and 10-20 minutes prior to exercise will also work.
GOOD PRE-WORKOUT SNACKS
Try a bowl of oatmeal, whole grain cereal or even a sweet potato as a pre-workout snack, eaten two hours before your workout. If you have to eat directly before your workout, a small piece of fruit like an apple or banana will do. Even a small handful of almonds or a teaspoon of peanut butter if you have to get a bit of protein and fats.There is a window of time after your workout that you need to eat or refuel. 10-60 minutes after you exercise in which your muscles will accept the carbohydrates and protein that you consume an suck them up to be stored away as precious energy and building blocks for recovery. Now if you wait longer after you workout your body becomes less likely to use what you eat as fuel and recovery, and more likely to run out of energy during your next exercise session, if its later in the day or even the next day.
THE IDEAL POST-WORKOUT MEAL
This meal is just about as important as breakfast is. Please don’t skip it! This should contain a tad bit more of carbohydrates than protein but should contain both. Chobani Greek yogurt with fresh strawberries is my go to choice. I really don’t like protein shakes but if it works for you that’s a perfect choice as well. Yogurt is also easily digestible so your body will soak up the nutrients immediately!
Hope this helped a bit! love you all!