Hi friends, thank you for all of your kind and encouraging comments on yesterday’s post. Now onto some food… I’m clearly a What I Ate Wednesday rebel and don’t follow the typical “day in the life” format so today I’m highlighting some pre and post workout eats, snacks, meals. Fuelling and refuelling your body is so important when you’re active.
You know I’m a morning workout person, (or maybe you don’t, hey!) so most of my pre/post workout meals are breakfast-y. But that’s fine, because breakfast is the best meal of the day. When I workout in the wee hours of the morning (between 5 and 7am) I usually don’t have anything to eat beforehand. There are two schools of thought on this but my advice: figure out what works for you. I can’t stomach food that early and my performance hasn’t suffered. Remember that everyone is different.
Pre-workout: I try to get a combination of carbohydrates and fat — and drink about 8 ounces of water.
Post-workout: I focus on re-fuelling with protein and carbs — and lots of water.
Here are some of my pre and post workout eats lately.
Pre-spinning: 1 piece of Ezekiel whole wheat toast, 1 tbsp of sun-butter, 1 banana.
Pre-boxing: 1/3 cup oats, 1 tbsp peanut butter and 1 banana
Post-yoga: 1 banana and 1 Larabar.
Post-boxing: 1 cup egg whites, handful of spinach, ketchup, 1 piece of Ezekiel cinnamon raisin toast, sun-butter, 1 pear, a few grapes
If you want more info about fuelling for workouts, I really enjoy reading Christina’s blog: The Fueled Athlete. She is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) so is much more qualified than me :) Check out her posts on fueling pre-workout and fueling post-workout.
Questions of the day…
What do you typically eat before a workout? After a workout?