Today’s Food for Thought Friday installment focuses on food to fuel your workout. We’ve all heard the pre/post/during workout recommendations, but maybe you haven’t been able to make sense of it, or you’ve heard conflicting things. My hope is that this short video will clear everything up for you! Enjoy!
Take away points:
Simple vs. Complex
Pre-Workout Consumption (1-2 Hours Before):
whole grain bread
whole grain pasta
2 8-Ounce glasses of water
Post-Workout Consumption (Within 1 Hour After):
whey protein powder
1 8-Ounce glass of water per 1 lb weight loss
*** Ideally, both pre and post workout you should aim to consume complex carbohydrates AND lean protein. However, if that’s not possible (due to time, travel, etc.)— the focus pre wokout should be on complex carbohydrates and the focus post workout should be on lean protein!
During Workout Consumption (ONLY for extreme cardio and extended workouts!):
Fruits such as bananas, apples, etc.
Electrolyte Replacements (Use with CAUTION— I use NUUN!)
Water, water, water!
Well guys, I hope you’ve found this informative. Questions, comments, life musings— whatever, I want to hear your thoughts!