Monday, 2 March 2015

What to eat Before & After your workouts!

Did you know that you need to FUEL your body in order to burn fat!  It's great to get a tough, fat burning workout in but if you're not properly fueling your body for fat burning and/or muscle building, you're going to be in trouble! You will also not see the results desired!




For FAT LOSS and workout fueling, we need some specifics:

Protein- Most women know to grab some protein- whether a Shakeology or a chicken salad after their workout.  But did you know that consuming a small amount of protein BEFORE your workout can be just as important? When protein is digested, it's broken down into amino acids, which are used by your body to repair and rebuild tight tissue. It's important to fuel your body with the amino acids it needs- not just after your workout- but DURING your workout as well!  

In addition, protein helps stabilize blood sugar that is increased by carbs and will give you more energy for a longer period of time.

Carbs-  I know that carbohydrates are an evil word in the world of fat loss, but believe it or not, the proper pre-workout meal not only contains protein, but it also contains carbohydrates!  You need carbohydrates for energy & to build muscle.  Pre-workout is a great time to get your fruit or other carbohydrate fix, as it's during this time that you'll be looking for a quick digesting carb source to fill muscle glycogen and give you the energy that's needed to lift hard and heavy.  I like fruit because it's loaded with antioxidants to help speed up recovery and reduce inflammation after a tough workout. 


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