One of my MOST ASKED QUESTIONS from my clients.....
“What should I eat before my workout to get the best results?”
You work hard - and fueling your body the RIGHT way will make sure you maximize all of that work to get the best possible results.
I’m going to break it down into three easy steps:
1. WHEN TO EAT: To get the ultimate results from your workouts, you need to be intentional about your nutrition.
That means eating between 2 to 3 hours before your workout. But that being said … if you get up early in the morning to workout, you probably don’t have that long of a window.
If at all possible, eat a small snack 45-60 minutes before your workout.
Bonus FAQ: What about fasted workouts first thing in the morning?
It’s true, some studies show you can burn more fat if you work out on an empty stomach, but studies into whether that translates into actual weight loss show mixed results. But if your goal is to 1) add muscle or 2) train for peak performance ... eating ahead of time can help you get the most out of your workout.
2. WHAT TO EAT: Generally speaking, a balanced meal or snack with carbs, protein, and a small amount of fat.
Here are some pre-workout meal/snack ideas for you:
3. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY: The most important thing is that you find a formula that works for YOU.
This will depend on:
And if you DO have health issues, you definitely want to check with your healthcare provider or registered dietitian for their input and advice!
I hope this helps!
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~ Coach Leon
P.S. Check out my Follow Up Blog Post...what to eat after your workout...southshorefit.com/blog/view/what-should-i-eat-after-my-workout-to-get-the-best-results