What you eat and drink post workout is vital for improving your fitness and body composition. You could end up burning muscle rather than fat, or struggling to complete your planned workout if you don’t eat the right grub at the right time…
Pre workout nutrition
There is much debate (and many conflicting studies) over whether one should exercise on an empty stomach to increase body fat loss – but the fact of the matter is, like most things, you need to find what works for you. Ideally, you should try to eat something to fuel your workout.
Some folk find they feel sick or nauseous if they eat before a workout. If this is you, the trick is to eat 2 – 4 hours beforehand to ensure the food has left you’re your stomach (which may prove difficult if you workout first thing).
While others find they don’t have the energy to get through the session with a little food before hand (that’s me!)
You must ensure your pre-workout grub contains carbohydrates and protein. If you are doing high intensive workouts such as marathons, you must carb load before the event!
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Meal & snack ideas