Top 5 Snacks to Fuel Your Workout

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Eating the right foods goes hand in hand with a successful fitness program. Motivating yourselves to do a workout can be challenging enough and if you put in a poor performance or are not seeing results from your workouts it can be very demotivating and make it difficult to keep a up a consistent regime. Nutrition has a major impact on exercise and is often a reason why people struggle to find consistent development in their workouts. Sometimes you can do a 5 mile run quite easily one week and then next week really struggle to do a 2 mile one. If you don’t already pay attention to your diet, especially before and after your workouts, then it’s worth starting now.

This blog will take a look at 5 foods that are really beneficial to your workout and help you to constantly reach that next level in your training.

Top 5 Snacks to Fuel Your Workout

  1. Whole-wheat toast with nut or seed butter, banana and cinnamon. A slice of whole-wheat toast with your choice of something like peanut, almond or sunflower seed butter topped with slices of banana and a sprinkling of cinnamon is a great pre-workout snack. It gives you simple and complex carbs, is easy to digest, increases your potassium levels (which drop when you sweat) and stabilizes your blood sugar.
  2. Apple slices and yogurt peanut butter dip. Mix nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt with peanut or almond butter to make a dip that’s perfect for apple slices. Consider adding grapes or raisins for an extra kick of energy.
  3. Heart-healthy cereal. Pour yourself a serving of whole-grain cereal mixed with uncooked oatmeal, slivered almonds and chopped dates. Add low-fat milk or almond milk and you’re good to go.
  4. Half of a lean protein sandwich on whole-wheat bread. Make yourself a sandwich with chicken, turkey or lean roast beef on whole-wheat bread for a great mix of carbs and protein. Veggies like lettuce, tomato or spinach will add nutrients.
  5. Smoothie. The best thing about smoothies is that they’re portable and easy to customize. Blend sliced fruit, Greek yogurt and some granola or oats for a thicker consistency, and consider add-ins like protein powder, kale or peanut butter.

 

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