What do you recommend to eat pre and post-workout? I eat very light before I work out in fear that it may come up during. I don’t eat much more after since the last thing I want to do is slave over a hot stove, any advice will help! – Sarah
Sarah, this is a great question that I get all the time. If you find yourself lacking the motivation to get your butt to the gym and are looking for a pre-workout answer, here are some things to consider:
- Try caffeine in the form of black coffee, tea, or green tea
- Instead of a pre-workout shakes go for real food. Protein, fats, or low-glycemic fruits and vegetables
- Stay away from fructose
- Give yourself plenty of time to digest your food (this will vary person to person)
Hard boiled eggs are a quick source of protein for both pre and post-workout.
You work hard so give your brain, body and spirit the help to maximize fat loss during your workout! Once that 60-minute class or workout is done, it is important to consider the following for post-workout:
- Take a whey protein shortly following your workout
- BCAA (branched chain amino acids) will aid in fat loss and building muscle
- Carbs are great for some involved in heavy weight training or two-a-days but new studies find it may not be optimal for fat loss
We sell BioTRUST protein and BCAAs at Piranha.
PROTEIN, PROTEIN, PROTEIN! You can’t go wrong with it pre or post-workout. Make choices that are primarily protein and you will get the most out of your workouts. Here are a few suggestions from one of my favorite blogs.
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