HELLO! HAPPY Wednesday :D
How's your week going so far?! It's the middle of the week, so hopefully by now, you've made time to load up on some good workouts, eat healthy food, and get the rest your body needs! Lets keep the adrenaline pumping and ROCK OUT the remainder of this week!!
Today's post is on PREWORKOUT SNACKS. Just like your workout gear varies, so should your preworkout combos! The following information is broken down so you know what to eat before your workout to get the best results! Keep reading...U GOT THIS :D
- If you're WALKING
Think light. 100 to 200 calories with a mix of carbs, protein, and fat offsets hunger and helps muscles stride longer.
What to EAT: 1 medium pear + 1/2 oz sharp cheddar cheese.
- If you're RUNNING
Easy on heavy foods (aka slosh factor). Aim for 200 to 300 calories, with roughly 30 g of carbs for fast energy, a hour before your run.
What to EAT: 1/2 cup each oats and blueberries + 1 cup low-fat milk.
- If you're doing YOGA
Don't let bloating mess up your Zen. Stick with 100 to 200 calories of easily digested carbs and protein 1 to 2 hours before class.
What to EAT: 1 small apple + 1 oz almonds.
- If you're STRENGTH TRAINING
Grab 100 to 250 calories of muscle-building protein and carbs 30 to 60 minutes prior to lifting and you'll jump-start recovery.
What to EAT: 6 oz low-fat cottage cheese + 1/2 cup raspberries.
- If you're SWIMMING
Stay quick and cramp-free with 200 to 300 calories of simple and complex carbs, plus a little protein, a hour before you hit the pool.
What to EAT: 6 dates + 1 Tbsp nut butter.
*YOU DON'T NEED PREWORKOUT SNACKS if you ate a nutritious meal within the past 2 to 3 hours, don't feel hungry, and are going 45 minutes or less ;)
Now that you've read this...what are you waiting for?! FUEL UP on some preworkout snacks and NAIL IT :D
Have a FABULOUS and PRODUCTIVE day!
See you on Fridayyyyy! Wooo Whooo!!
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist