Keep up your energy during and after your workout with a pre and post workout meal. Implementing these re-feedings will give your body everything it needs to build lean muscle mass to get you the gains you desire. Preparing your food the night prior can help to ensure you get the proper nutrition in, no-excuses. Eat something light prior to working out to avoid overeating and bloating. After your workout help your muscles recover with a post-workout meal or shake. Fuel your body with one of these Pre-Workout Meals:
A protein shake is a great way to start the day. It isn’t time consuming to prepare and you can pack a lot of nutrition in one, portable bottle.
Here are a few suggested ingredients to add to your pre-workout shake:
Plain 0% Greek yogurt
Chia seeds or Flax Seed
SunWarrior Protein Powder
SunWarrior Immune Shield
Unsweetened Almond Milk
Steel Cut Oatmeal with Dried Fruit and Almond Butter
Get some quality nutrition that will stick to your ribs and give your muscles the energy they need to move and rebuild. ½ cup oatmeal will give you the slow burning carbohydrate for sustained energy and 1 tbsp almond butter will help keep you full. A small handful of dried fruit adds a sweet touch as well as important vitamins and minerals.
Eggs and Toast
Easy to make options are always a win! Just take two cooked eggs and a toast up a piece of sprouted grain bread for an easy to make, protein, fiber and complex carbohydrate rich pre workout meal option.
Branch Chain Amino Acids are a dream for the forgetful and the on-the-go folks. Forget to pack a shake? Just have some BCAA’s on standby to help delay muscle fatigue and give you some time to go find that recovery meal. If you find a brand that makes them in a sports drink, having something to sip on can also keep you from reaching for snacks between meals.
Tuna Salad with Avocado and Crackers
Toss a can of tuna in a bowl with a couple tablespoons of avocado, some mustard and a dash of hot sauce. Serve with a small handful of sprouted grain crackers and you’ve got a delicious pre workout ready to go!
Take 2 Tbsp almond butter and slather it on one side of some Ezekiel bread. Take organic jam or some all natural sugar free jelly for the other side. Smash them together and you’ve got a pre-workout meal any grade schooler would be proud of.
Eggs are the perfect pre workout food. Loaded with protein and filling! Make a two egg omelet with all of your favorite vegetables like asparagus, spinach and mushrooms. Throw a few slices of avocado on top with some hot sauce to fire up your metabolism.