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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pre & post workout snacks

I thought i would give some good snack ideas as pre/post workout, especially if, like me you workout before/after school or work... then its important to have food with you.

Pre workout: No matter if you do cardio or strength, eating carbs before your workout is important, as that is where most of our energy source comes from, and it is the best energy source for our body! So my preferred pre workout is egg white oatmeal, as its also good to eat protein before your workout. So if im at home, ill usually eat oatmeal or i like crisp bread with caviar and egg ;)

Really you should eat a preworkout meal anywhere from 2 hours to 30 minutes before a workout.

If i workout after school then my pre workout sncaks are usually:

Rice cakes (can have cheese and butter or other toppings inbetween 2 rice cakes... and its good to eat a few!)
Fruit is always good to have with you and an excellent source of fast energy! Especially bananas -> Natures sport candy in other words!
Sometimes i even have nuts with me, but it is better with carbs, as fat doesnt release that fast energy you need.

Other good snack ideas to have with you is:
 Sandwich
Home made energy balls or bars (love these!!)
Home made muffins/cupcakes
Pancakes -> Ive done this before, if i made pancakes the night before i take some cold pancakes with me as my preworkout!! You can even put filling in them, like nut butter or jam and roll them up!!

Post workout: Really, post workout can be the same as pre workout, but after working out its extra important with protein, and of course carbohydrates as well!

My post workout is usually a protein shake & a fruit and then later i eat a full meal like lunch or dinner, though sometimes when i know im just coming home, and have food ready then i just eat my full meal c.a 20-30 minutes after the end of my workout. Its important to eat atleast something 30-60 minutes after a workout.

Good options are fruit, protein powder, eggs, rice cakes, almonds, home made protein muffins/cookies, questbars are also a favourite of mine! etc

If you are at home you can eat things like oatmeal, quark/greek yoghurt, berries, omelette, tuna etc etc



3 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post ! It was so usefull! :) As all of your posts of course! I work out 3 or 4 times a week and i will also buy a TRX training pass :) Which is amazing!! :) But i rarely feel hunger after i workout. But these tips are amazing ! :)

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  2. Im glad you like it And its great to hear that you have begun working out!! I hope you enjoy it!

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  3. Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful!
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