Foods to Avoid
Salads with high protein are great for a post-workout meal not a pre-workout meal. Lots of salads contain a lot of high fiber veggies or fruits which tend to slow down the digestion process which leaves you feeling bloated and gassy. Trust me no one wants to run or jump during their workout when they feel sluggish and heavy. Your workout is time to yourself that you scheduled for you, so why would you only give of a half performance? Giving a half performance will only get you half of the results that you’re aiming for. You should always have a bundle of energy when you walk into the gym, you shouldn’t feel slow and tired.
I never recommend yogurt or any kind of liquid base product before a workout because it never sits well in your stomach. You need to eat something that will actually sit in your stomach and not move around making you feel nauseous. Dairy can also make you feel sleepy, or even leave you burping in your trainer’s face. Same goes for a protein shake or a fruit juice, there’s still a chance you’ll have a sugar crash or get sick on the gym floor.
There’s no reason for you have a whole buffet before you workout. Eat something small and smart otherwise you’ll never make it to the gym.
So What Should You Eat?
I know most people are pressed for time in the mornings before they workout but it’s important to maximize on your energy and minimize stomach discomfort. That’s why eating eggs for instance is a great option to eat before you workout because of its low fiber content and quick digesting carbs. If eggs or a small omelet aren’t your cup of tea opt for a rice cake with coconut oil or peanut butter, or a banana. Everyone should at least have time to eat a banana on the go in the morning there should be no excuses there.
Your training and performance is based on your energy and attitude before you walk into the gym. Therefore, it’s so important that you fuel your body with the right amount of foods so you maximize your results in the gym the best way possible.
Mindbody Green. Ruby William. 12 December 2016. Foods to Avoid Before a Workout. http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-27396/7-foods-you-should-never-eat-before-a-workout.html?utm_source=mbg&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=161212