What and When to eat before a workout
Eating before you workout is crucial to maximizing your gains.
Factor out when your are able to eat before your workout and go with one of these four options to fuel yourself pre-workout.
*Eating 2 or more hours before:
This can be meal sized. Have a balanced meal made of complex carbs, a lean protein, and some healthy fat. And don’t forget to include your favorite veggies.
*Eating 1 to 2 hours before: (carbs and protein with a small amount of fat.)
This should be a snack sized portion. Have a complex carb, but nothing with high amounts of fiber like legumes, beans or starches like corn. Combine that with a protein and limit the fat.
*Eating 30 to 60 minutes before: carbs and a little bit of protein
Choose easily digestible complex carbs found in fruits. Combine these with a lean protein like yogurt or make a smoothie using milk.
*Eating less than 30 minutes: light snack of simple carbs, and minimal protein.
Simple carbs digest fast and release sugars (energy) straight into your body for useable energy and are also light on you digestive system.