What to eat before exercise depends on the type of exercise and duration of exercise. If you’re an athlete and competing in events, it’s a good idea to get in touch with a Sports Nutritionist who can cater to your needs.
However, for the general population, participating in a standard workout of 45-60 minutes, a small meal with a mix of protein, carbohydrates and fats can be beneficial to help fuel your workout and aid your recovery.
Here are 3 pre-workout meal ideas:
- A slice of whole grain toast/bread with a boiled egg and spread of avocado
- Oats with berries and a tsp of nut butter or 10-20g of protein powder
- Fruit with high protein or greek yoghurt
In terms of timing, your want to aim to eat 1-2 hours before your workout to ensure food is fully digested.
If you’re needing further assistance with eating around your training – contact our team of qualified Nutritionists & Sports Nutritionists today.
– Ellie Mullen (Nutritionist, Sports Nutritionist & Personal Trainer)