Food for pre and post workout

Food for pre and post workout

Throughout the years I have been going to the gym and working out, I have gathered up some snacks that I find are very good for before and after your workout.  The foods for pre workout I have found give you energy and enough in your stomach without feeling full of sick during your workout because neither of those are a good motivation. The foods for post workout I find help rebuild your muscles and give you the energy you need after you’ve used it all doing your workout.

For pre workouts

The best I find is to have something with banana and peanut butter in it so like for example I do myself a slice of whole meal toast, spread some peanut butter on it and pop slices of banana on top then sprinkle with a little honey and chia seeds.

I normally have this meal if i havent eaten for a while so i need some actual food in my stomach. The reason I like this meal before a workout is because you have the protein in the peanut butter and chia seeds and then you get your energy and sugar from the banana and the honey.

If you have eaten recently and just want a boost of energy to kick start your workout I would suggest slices of banana with peanut butter spread on it like it was bread and enjoy. It’s a little snack that will give you a boost of energy.

Also nuts are a good snack to have before a workout.

Another medium meal would bebe to have a little bit of yogurt with granola as that will give you a boost too!

I have found that for great pre workoutsnacks, a great subscription box is graze. They give you great healthy snacks in just the right portion for your pre workout snack.


But don’t forget! Your going to be working out so don’t fill yourself up to much otherwise it may be the cause of your demotivation.

For Post workouts

After I do a workout I normally have a protein shake to fill my body with protein and a bit of energy then for my next meal of the day I try to add chicken or salmon, something normally that has a high count of protein in it, and dont forget to add vegetables. This helps my body to recover from my workout.

So there’s the ins and outs of what I eat and suggest for pre and post workout meals/snacks.

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  1. May 5, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    I am starting a 15 day mommy fit challenge on Monday. I am sooo nervous! I am so out of shape and have gained SO much weight over the years! There’s a food plan and exercise plan that goes with the challenge. To be honest, some of the meals and snacks look and sound NASTY! But the banana & peanut butter with honey actually sounds really tasty! I need to find me a good protein shake mix for after the work outs too. I’m excited and nervous all at the same time! There’s a facebook group for the people doing the challenge and the one’s that have already started, are talking about how incredibly sore they are! YIKES! :/ But I’m up for the challenge and ready to get my health and energy back!

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