Though you don’t need to eat right before a workout, some of us like to enjoy a snack to help us power up. Picking the right snack before a workout is critical. You need snacks that give you energy without weighing you down. Our nutritional coach has a few recommended snacks that offer the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fats to fuel workouts and aid in recovery. Here are some things you can grab on your way to your personal training session:
1. Greek Yogurt With Fruit
Greek yogurt is full of healthy fats and protein that can help you optimize your workout. The added fruit gives you a little burst of healthy carbohydrate energy to keep up your stamina.
2. Apple Wedges With Almond Butter
Another mix of protein, fats, and carbs, this tasty favorite is perfect for on the go snacking before your workout. Apples also help keep you hydrated through a workout.
3. Cottage Cheese
High in protein and fat, cottage cheese is a great fuel. If you are using it for a pre-workout make sure to get full fat cottage cheese for sustained energy.
4. Avocado Toast
Millennials are onto something with their love of this healthy snack. Avocados are high in monounsaturated fats to give you fuel. Make sure to put it on a hearty whole grain bread. If you want to get fancy, top it with an egg for a boost of protein.
5. Turkey Wrap
Take some avocados and wrap them in a deli slice of turkey meat. If you want a boost of antioxidant crunch energy throw in a couple of carrots. Super easy snack that will power your hardest workouts.
6. Banana And Peanut Butter
Bananas are a great food before a workup to help you load up on potassium to reduce muscle cramping. Peanut butter gives you a boost of protein and heart healthy fats. You can add a little manuka honey if you want some extra energy.
7. Almonds And Blueberries
A handful of almonds has more protein than an egg and contains manganese and copper which give you energy. Blueberries have anti-inflammatory properties which can help with recovery. This snack will get you from start to finish through your workout.
If you’ve wrapped up your workout and need to power down, our nutritional coach also has some great recommendations for post workout snacks. When you hire Everlasting Changes for your personal training needs, you get both unlimited personal training and nutritional coaching for one low affordable price. With expert advice on what to eat and how to workout, you’ll reach your goals faster.
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