When it comes to Pre and Post Workout meals, I'll admit, we "fitness experts" can go a little overboard. We talk about the Post Workout window for getting nutrients in, we talk about nutrient timing in order to avoid gaining fat from carbs, and we debate how important fueling up before a workout really is.
And as fun as taking pre-workout supplements can be...
It sometimes gets a little confusing with all of the different ingredients, how soon to take it, and what the heck is with the "tingly" feeling that it gives you?
So here are 3 simple and fun Pre-Workout Meals to get you ready for your workout if supplements aren't quite your thing:
1. Weight Training: 1 cup Edamame, boiled. 189 calories, 18 grams of protein, 15 grams carbs, 8 grams fat. Edamame is great combination of protein and carbs and helps aid in muscle recovery and growth.
2. HIIT Classes: 1 Slice Whole Grain Toast (or Ezekial Bread) with 1.5 tsp fruit preserves. 35 C, 0 P, 2 F. This provides the carbohydrates you need to fuel up and push hard in those intense HIIT workouts. Unless you are on a ketogenic or low carbohydrate diet, this is a great pre-workout meal for those intense workouts.
3. Cardio: Large Pear drizzled with 1.5 tsp honey. 41 g C, 1 g P, 0 g F. The sugar and carbs from this snack will help fuel you for an intense and long cardio workout.
What type of workout do you typically do and how do you fuel up? Comment below!
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