The Connection With Eating and Working Out

April 17, 2017

Timing connected to working out is vital.

If you exercise in the morning, get up early enough to finish breakfast at least one hour before your workout. Be well-fueled going into a workout. Studies suggest eating or drinking carbohydrates before exercise can improve workout performance and may allow you to work out for a longer duration or higher intensity. If you don’t eat, you might feel sluggish or lightheaded when you exercise.

If you plan to exercise within an hour after breakfast, eat a light breakfast or drink something such as a sports drink. Emphasize carbohydrates for maximum energy.
Good breakfast options include:
Whole-grain cereals or bread, low-fat milk, juice, a banana or fruit, yogurt, or a pancake

After Working Out!
Did you know you have to eat after working out for effective muscle creation? It is more important than what you do before!

You can even not eat before working out and be effective. Don’t forget that everyone is different. Monitor your weight loss and see what works.

So what should you eat after working out?
Protein is necessary to rebuild muscles, while carbs will re-stock glycogen energy stores in your muscles. Eating within 15 to 30 minutes post-workout is ideal, but if you cannot, aim for within 60 minutes. A turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread or a banana and plain yogurt are good, easy options.

Check out this infographic on some healthy options.