Q&A with Lindsay

Q&A with Lindsay

Question

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

Answer

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.

The Take-Home

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.

Submit your questions for Lindsay to lindsay@piranhafitnessstudio.com and she might answer it in her next post!

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