Food and Exercise: The Perfect Partnership
Why should I eat before exercise?
Exercising on an empty stomach can lead to breakdown of muscle tissue. This can have a negative impact on metabolism and may lead to injury.
What should I eat before exercise?
It is important before exercise to eat foods which will give you a slow, steady release of energy, allowing you to sustain exercise for a period of time.
This should be a good mix of simple and complex carbs, plus 10-20grams of protein to keep hunger at bay, support the bodies functions and prevent muscle breakdown.
Examples of pre workout meals/snacks
Herbalife formula 1 pre workout shake: perfect blend of carbs, protein and fats
Greek yoghurt, fruit and low sugar granola
Apple wedges and almond butter
Oatmeal and fruit (fruit adding fluid to keep hydrated, oatmeal releases sugar slowly into the blood stream).
These examples mean you will avoid a sugar crash, whilst stacking up on vitamins, minerals and antioxidents. Plus, squashing hunger and ramping up the energy
Which is your favourite?