Best Pre-Workout Foods

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Many of us go to gym empty stomach. If you are exercising on an empty stomach, you might not have enough energy to workout. We need to have pre-workout meal 30-45 minutes before workout.

Carbs are digested faster than fat or protein. If you eat too much fat or protein or even a large-carb meal two hours before a workout, it will drive blood flow to the stomach, not the muscles. Carbs are rapidly used up during a workout , generally in the first 25-30 minutes. Then, the body burns fat as the fuel to keep going.

Therefore, having pre-workout snack is extremely important. Let’s find out what you should eat before your workout.

Best Pre-Workout Foods

 

best pre-workout foods

  • A slice of whole wheat toast. You can use peanut butter.
  • A piece of whole fruit. I find Apple most suitable since I can take it to office 🙂
  • A few whole wheat crackers
  • 1/2 cup of brown rice with a touch of oil
  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal with a few raisins. You can have it with low fat milk.
  • Small glass of 100-percent juice
  • Banana
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Smoothies

If you are working out in the morning, then have –

  • A protein shake
  • 1 cup of raspberries

Do you know a few more Pre-Workout Foods ? Share with us ! I will come up with a list of good Post-workout foods as well !

Take Care 🙂

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19 COMMENTS

  1. hey isn’t peanut butter full of fat…?? plz comment..?? also can we have soya milk before or after workout is it helpful in any way..???

    • Hina, peanut butter has carbs n proteins. The idea of a pre-workout meal is to have light but powerful snack to give you energy during workout.
      I would always prefer buttermilk after workout over soymilk.

  2. Tarun, I excercise in the mornings…normally around 06:15 to 07:00 am….but i am unable to eat fruit on empty stomach..what is the best pre-workout option? Also I leave my house at 07:30 am..so immediately after the workout have bath and a quick bfast…which is normally sprouts? do I still add post work out snacks??

    • Regina,
      Try eating a banana or few nuts will also do before workout. Yes , you need to have quick carbs and protein after you workout. Protein will keep your hunger at bay the entire day.

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