In order to make the most of your workout, I want to share some helpful tips on what you should eat before, during, and after a workout. Fueling your body correctly and drinking a lot of water are KEY! See below for what I recommend:
2 hours before:
-Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
-Eat healthy carbs such as oatmeal, whole grain pasta, or brown rice (depending on the time of day you are working out)
-Load up on fruits + veggies
-Avoid saturated fats and a ton of protein because this type of fuel digests slower in your stomach
-Drink lots of water! This helps keep you hydrated and flushes everything out.
-If your workout is an hour or less, no need to eat BUT if you are working out longer grab a banana/yogurt or low cal protein bar.
-Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! You can never have enough water, especially after a workout.
-Carbs are the main fuel for your muscles during a workout. In the 20-60 minutes after your workout, your muscles can store carbohydrates and protein as energy and help in recovery.
-A high protein meal after an intense workout will help repair + grow muscles!
Everyone’s body is different, so learn what works best for you and ENJOIE the results!