What you eat makes a big difference in the quality of your workouts and your performance benefits. Learn what to eat, when and why, to improve your fitness.
Try to consume a meal about 2‐4 hours before your workout. This meal should consist of carbs to top off your muscle reserves and some lean protein. Stay away from slow‐to‐digest foods such as those high in fat and fiber.
If all you have time for is a snack, try to consume a carb‐based snack about an hour before you start your workout.
Try incorporating some of these meal and snack options in your nutrition plan depending on what time of day you are exercising:
Consume carbs and proteins after exercise to help repair and rebuild muscle tissue. Make sure you are fueling your recovery effectively by consuming food within 30 minutes of when you finished and by gradually replacing the fluids and sodium you lost while sweating.
Try these recovery foods after your workouts for something fast and practical to consume:
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