Fitness Pros Eat Before a Workout

In the ongoing debate about whether it is advisable to eat before exercising, some people (and individual research shows this) believe that working out without a stomach helps them to distribute more fat. Others swear by the tanks in their tanks before going to the gym. It’s a personal choice as long as your workout lasts 90 minutes or less – a certain total of time, and you really should eat. But what you eat can be the difference between setting a personal best and breaking the speech wall.

For pre-workout nutritional inspiration, we interviewed seven fitness professionals to see what they eat before exercising. Your choices vary, but they all have one thing in common: energy-consuming carbohydrates.

So before you run or start a little final session, think about one of these pre-workout snacks:

“I tend to train with resistance weights or do HIIT. This means that my main energy reserve is carbohydrates and glycogen. So it is important to introduce fast-digesting carbohydrates into my system in the form of simple sugar.”

“I have to pay my friend Elise Museles, a nutrition psychology coach and nutrition expert, because she inspired me to make my own homemade energy bars (rolled oats, almonds, almond butter, Medjool dates, dried cranberries and raw cocoa…). They are extremely easy to use in a food processor and contain a mixture of carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats for energy. The addition of cocoa powder also provides an excellent contribution of antioxidants.”

“I don’t eat this all the time, but it’s one of my favorites, so I try to push it a few times a week. Whole wheat bread and fruit jam give me a mixture of complex and simple carbohydrates for energy – and peanut butter provides protein. Plus, it just tastes good.”

“If I have a lot of time after breakfast before training, I am not found the perfect peanut butter bar. The natural sugar gives me extra energy and there are enough carbohydrates to make the protein beautiful to rebuild and repair my muscles.”

“A banana and a handful of almonds give me just the right total of nutrients and calories to keep my stomach from getting on the bike during all my movements.”

“I always train in the morning, so my breakfast is also my pre-workout. I start with a Banana (I freeze it before one to confirm the Shake) and lactose-free milk. From sleep, I add a scoop of whey protein powder which contains 30 grams of protein, more than all the berries I have in my refrigerator — usually blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. It tastes good, it’s not too filling and all these berries are loaded with antioxidants. I also have a turmeric diet every morning because it triggers inflammation.”

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