Pre and Post Workout Tips and Snack Ideas
I typically don't recommend eating pre workout unless, you haven't eaten within that last 3-4 hours, you won’t have time to eat post workout, you get dizzy during a workout or you have blood sugar irregularities. Eating something with a balance of fats, protein and complex carbohydrates is a good choice if you need a quick bite before you workout.
Post work out, you want to provide your body with protein to help rebuild and repair muscles. If weight loss is a goal for you, you might want to keep carbohydrates lower to avoid replenishing glycogen stores (stored energy which needs to be used before you start burning fat). This way your body will continue to use fat as energy source for longer. Fats are also an essential component to a post workout snack. They help you utilise and absorb your proteins better and encourage your body to use fat as an energy source, if weight loss is your goal. If you want to add bulk, you can up the carbs a little more post workout.
Pre and Post Workout Snack Ideas:
Apple slices with a healthy nut butter
Chunk of parmesan cheese and a carrot
Carrot and hummus
Smoothie containing a protein source such as Vida Glow Marine Collagen, whey, pea or rice protein powder. You can add 1/4 avocado or a teaspoon of coconut oil to the smoothie for healthy fats.
Protein pancakes with Beauty Blend sprinkles on top
Homemade protein balls with Vida Glow Beauty Blend