Diet Tips for Your Workouts

Many people don’t pay much attention to what they should be eating before and after their workouts. Although there are no set rules for it, there are some things that you should be eating before and after workout. Everyone has different needs and should definitely ask their doctor for more detailed recommendations.

Protein is what you need while working out as it helps in creating strong, lean muscles. However, you need to make sure you are taking in food that is complementing what you are striving for.

Before Workout

Your body is like a car. It needs fuel to burn and it will not go anywhere unless you put in the much needed fuel in it. You need to give enough food to your body to burn. Put in the wrong food and it will not function as you want it to.

Before working out, make sure you eat something that doesn’t irritate your stomach. Here is a list of things that you can eat before your workout session:

  • Toast
  • Yogurt and fruit
  • Dried fruit
  • Apple and peanut butter
  • Tuna and pasta
  • Homemade granola bar
  • Boiled eggs and toast
  • Sweet potato

These foods will give you the required energy but will not fill your stomach so much that you find it difficult to move around while exercising.

After Workout

Try eating within 30 minutes of your workout. This will be excellent in restoring the energy you have lost while exercising. It will also help you in building your muscles. The post workout food should be mainly protein but should also have carbohydrates.

Here is a list of food items that you can take after your workout session:

  • Tuna and eggs
  • Chocolate shake
  • Omelette
  • Smoothie
  • Cottage cheese
  • Omelette cupcakes
  • Hummus with carrot sticks
  • Chicken wrap

While there are many options of what to eat and not to eat before and after workout, it is important to eat food that is healthy.  It is also important that the foods help you maximize your workout. If you keep a close look at what you are eating before and after workout, you will get the results you are looking for.

If you need help getting on the right track, schedule an appointment with Mediplan Diet today!  Our friendly staff will help you create a diet plan that will work for you.

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