Food is fuel, food is confusing.
There’s so much information out there about what you should and shouldn’t eat. It can be hard to figure out who is actually telling you the truth. We all know the truth about TBC’s Power-anything class – you’re going to WORK and here’s the low down about some of the best foods to eat before class. Remember, a car that needs premium gas can still function on regular gas but it won’t run optimally or for as long. Similarly, Jordan Mazur, R.D., coordinator of nutrition for the San Francisco 49ers said, “would you expect to get to your destination if the tank was on empty?” Same goes for your body.
Getting in a good workout starts with what you do beforehand. Mazur says you want to focus on foods that are high in carbs, moderate for protein, and very low in fat and fiber to avoid digestion issues mid-workout.
1. Plain Greek Yogurt with Berries and Granola.
Protein and carbs all in one without feeling too heavy before a workout. The berries and granola are good digesting-carbs while the protein provides some protein to help with recovery and muscle building.
2. Oatmeal with Berries.
It’s a morning staple, but can be eaten before an afternoon or evening workout too! Don’t knock it till ya try it. Oatmeal is great to help you feel satiated and give your body the fuel it needs.
3. Banana with Peanut Butter & Honey.
Bananas are a simple carb ready to fuel the body and potassium levels. Add some honey for a little sweetness.
4. Fruit – An apple a day as they say.
Fruit is fruit. A quick and easy way to carb up.
5. Whole-wheat toast + nut butter + chia seeds.
Toast for the carbs, nut butter for some healthy fats, and chia seeds for some protein. The perfect mix.
6. Rice cake + almond butter.
Get your nut butter fix with a healthy carb that doesn’t go stale as quickly as bread. This is a great option if you’re gluten-free or just not big on toast.
7. Hummus, veggies + a little pita.
A good option for our vegans and anyone else looking to get in some protein and filling pre-workout snack!
Different pre-workout snacks/meals do its magic more for some than for others. It’s all about finding what works best for you.
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