I'm going to share a secret with you. Before I went to school to become a registered dietitian nutritionist, I didn't know you were supposed to eat before a workout. But it totally makes sense that you should eat up! You need fuel to power your exercise session. So be sure you're ready for cardio, weights, HIIT training, or whatever workout you fancy with a power pre-workout snack or meal. Although there's no blanket rule for what to eat, I'm giving you guidelines that'll help! I also have a short list of what foods to skip before a workout. What fitness goals will you accomplish today after you gobble up this advice?
Amy's Recipe of the Week: Vegan Cherry Oatmeal Bowl
Sometimes, I time my workouts so I eat a meal, not a snack, right before. Lately, I've been doing mid-morning personal training sessions, so this oatmeal bowl powers me through those workouts. Be sure to follow up your gym time with a delicious recovery snack, too!
20 Foods You Should Never Eat Before a Workout
We've chatted about what to eat before a workout. Now, let's talk about what to skip. I'm not usually one to tell you to not eat certain foods, but the fact is some items could make your workout less efficient. I mean, who wants to feel gassy or have stomach cramps during a workout?! In this EatThis.com article, I share foods you should add to your pre-workout "skip" list.
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