What To Eat Before and After Your Workout

November 21, 2014

Does anyone else find it difficult choosing what you can and can’t eat before a workout? What about after a workout?

To maximise your potential and boost your metabolism, it’s important to nourish your body enough and prevent the feeling of burnout. Below are just a few things to eat before and after your next workout.

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Before your workout

Yoghurt

Start with some non-fat yoghurt and add a few grains and fresh strawberries to keep your tummy full and satisfied.

Shake

If you’re out of time and need something quick and easy, prepare a shake. Combine your favourite whey protein, with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil for a sweet drink.

Oats

Carbohydrates will keep your feeling full and maximise your workout, so enjoy a delicious bowl of oats, with a handful or dried fruit and nuts.

After your workout

Rice cakes

After your workout, enjoy a tasty snack of rice cakes and almond spread. Not only is this a healthier alternative to bread, but it also tastes delicious. A few drops of honey over the top is also a nice touch!

Apples and cheese

Stick to the basics, and chop one apple with a low-fat cheese. If you’re running late to the gym, pack this into a zip-lock bag and enjoy whilst you’re on-the-go.

Green smoothie

Kickstart your metabolism by enjoying a healthy green smoothie after your workout. Blend a few baby spinach leaves, 1/2 cup yoghurt, 1 cup almond milk, half a banana, and ice for a tasty smoothie.

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