💥 PRE/POST WORKOUT NUTRITION 💥
🙉 WOO! It’s Friday! Are you pumped about the weekend? I’m pumped about the weekend! Why? Well, because it’s a time to recalibrate, reboot and think about what’s next. Plus, if I’m being completely honest, the gym isn’t as crowded on the weekend, so I really dig that 😅
💪🏼 Oh! And speaking of the gym, do you mind if we have a quick conversation about pre-workout and post-workout nutrition? You don’t? Awesome! I knew you’d be down to chat! Let’s dive in…
🥗 While I’m not super concerned with “WHAT” I eat pre-workout, I try to follow a few key personal principles that lead me to having a killer workout. They are:
👉🏼 Eat some carbs for fuel! This can be fruit (my fav) or something else entirely.
👉🏼 Aim for some protein and fats to keep it balanced.
👉🏼 Avoid foods that will make me feel bloated.
👉🏼 Drink some H2O, and maybe take a 1/2 or full scoop of a pre-workout if you’re dragging.
👉🏼 Track what you eat in an app, so you can go back and monitor how you feel and connect the food with mood!
😬 And in the example above, I laid out a combo that you can try! Power Crunch + Banana (one of my go-to snacks before the gym).
🍗 The same goes true for post-workout nutrition. I’m not super concerned about “WHAT” I eat, as long as I’m following some key principles. They are:
👉🏼 Making sure my protein intake is hit (25g minimum).
👉🏼 Making sure I get some carbs and fats to aid protein absorption, and to replenish glycogen.
👉🏼 Lots of food that’ll fill me up and keep me happy, not hangry!
👉🏼 Making sure that micronutrients are include, aka, vitamins and minerals.
👉🏼 Drinking some water or some sort of zero-low calorie beverage to promote hydration.
🍎 Does this make sense? If so, awesome! And yes, go ahead and eat what is posted above in the infographic, but also try something on your own that you enjoy too! I’m just here to offer suggestions, and ideas. Got it? :) Happy Friday! Talk soon friend.