Prepare yourself to burn fat by these 8 Pre-Workout Meals

September 15, 2014 5:32 amViews: 1235
The best pre-workout foods contain easily digestible carbohydrates, a little bit of protein and healthy fat to stave off mid-workout hunger. Before a workout you may never want to eat food which is probably rich in fat and proteins. It takes up to three hours to digest food normally. If you are going for a long run or another endurance exercise, steer away from foods that are rich in fiber such as salads or cooked vegetables. Too much fiber can cause irritation during endurance exercise.
 
Carbohydrate-rich food, including white bread, English muffins or bagels, will take only 30-minutes to digest for quick energy. The protein and fat will help to keep an athlete from getting hungry again before the workout is over. A little bit of fruit, honey or other sweet food is good to gain quick energy that your body will be able to use as soon as you start your endurance exercising.
 

Eat following meals 30-to-60 minutes before work-out to maintain energy level:

 

1. Top up your toast with some Peanut Butter and some Banana

Peanut Butter and Banana Toast

Peanut Butter and Banana Toast

Ingredients of peanut butter toast with banana :

• 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
• 1 medium banana
• 1 slice of white bread

Bananas contain lots of potassium and peanut butter is full of sodium. This is my personal favorite for pre-workout meal. I don’t like to eat much before I exercise, but if I know I will have more than a half-hour before my workout starts, I will be hungry mid-workout and want to eat. The bread and banana ensure that I have enough sugar and simple carbohydrates to have energy throughout my workout and the peanut butter keeps me from getting hungry mid-stride.

2. Mostly Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt Parfait

Ingredients :

• 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
• 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
• ¼ cup of dried fruit

Yogurt is healthy for a balanced snack pre-workout as it contains rich amount of carbohydrates, protein and sugars. Along with dried fruit and sunflower seeds having rich amount of healthy fats and protein and a little bit of fiber to give you that extra kick and to keep you up throughout your workout.

3. Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients :

• 1 cup of soy milk
• 1 tablespoon peanut butter
• ½ cup of oats
• ½ cup of blueberries

This smoothie combines the soy milk with the easily digestible carbohydrates of oats, protein and fats of peanut butter and blueberries for a filling and nutrient filled snack that will keep you going. Blueberries are also full of antioxidants and nutrients that your body will need to recover!

4. Oatmeal

Oatmeal

Oatmeal

Ingredients of Oatmeal :

• 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
• 1 cup almond milk
• ½ cup oats

Oatmeal is a meal guaranteed to keep you full throughout your workout and provide you with some energy to last the duration of a 60-minute workout. It’s great before workouts!

5. A Healthier S’more

S’more

S’more

Ingredients of S’more :

• 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
• 2 graham cracker squares
• 1 tablespoon peanut butter

Graham cracker is a great source of sugar and carbohydrates as a pre-workout food. Peanut butter and plain yogurt add a little protein and fat. This is a far cry from a S’more.

6. Add some of the east to your pre-workout breakfast

Tahini Paste

Tahini Paste

Ingredients :

• 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
• 1 tablespoon of tahini paste
• ½ of a white pita

Tahini is a middle-eastern paste usually made of sesame seeds. Combined with peanut butter and strawberries on a white pita, this combination makes for a delicious pre-workout snack that will keep you from getting hungry during your workout.

7. If you want to add a little More Protein

White Egg Toast with Sunflower Butter

White Egg Toast with Sunflower Butter

Ingredients :

• 1 tablespoon of sunflower butter
• 1 hard-boiled egg
• 1 slice of white toast

Top the toast with sunflower butter and honey. Eat the egg on the side of the toast.
The high protein diet is all you need these days. It is enough protein that your body sticks to it’s regular routine, but not so much to throw your workout off. Especially because we know having protein with every meal is so great for losing fat mass and maintaining muscle mass.

8. Nutella

Nutella

Nutella

Ingredients :

• 1 tablespoon nutella
• 1 white English muffin

It is a chock-full of simple carbohydrates. Nutella decrease the sugars and increase the protein, but as a pre-workout meal, the carbohydrates and sugars from the fruit preserves, in addition with English muffin and chocolate-hazelnut spread are all that you need.

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