It’s training day, isn’t every day? People often ask what they should eat before they train, so here’s a quick guide:
A couple of hours before
Eat a meal that is a mix of carbs, protein & fat. Brown rice, or quinoa with a good lean protein source & a few nuts is perfect! Nothing too gassy, like beans, as that may overload your intestines during training.
1-2 hrs before
Get those carbs ready to give you fuel, but add a little protein to help your muscles recover. A good nut butter with a few rice cakes is a perfect snack.
15-30 minutes before
Eat something that will digest quickly, but still contains a few carbs. Our banana boosts are perfect as they are a mix of bananas & raisins.
Oops forgotten to eat or not prepared? Not something we recommend, but it does happen & you still need to eat before training, so keep it light & restrict the snack to simple carbs. An oat flapjack bar is great to eat on the way to the gym.
Aim to eat within 30 minutes of training and make sure it is protein rich. Protein helps retain muscle muscle mass, reduce muscle soreness & gives you fuel to recover. A handful of nuts & an apple are one of our favourites, or if you use supplements this it the time to drink your recovery shake.
And remember to stay hydrated all day, being dehydrated can slow your metabolism!!
They key is to be prepared, this will keep you day stress free & maximise your training results.