I’ve been asked so many times what the best foods to eat prior to a workout would be. My response, depends on what you will be doing and when.
Generally speaking, a CLEAN small snack or meal is all you need prior to a good workout. Could be within the hour to even 15 minutes prior. Either way – eat something rather than nothing.
This is a great chart. Simple.
Notice how there aren’t any “packaged items” in these options. I don’t do the protein bar option when there are simple clean foods available. I realize sometimes we want to have a treat when we are done. We worked hard and should reward ourselves, right?
Right! However, we should reward ourselves with clean choices. Ask yourself, “Am I ready to wreck my workout with a calorie-filled trip to Starbucks?”
Don’t Waste Your Workout! Your body is a temple and should be used and treated to the best of your ability. Exercise, eat clean, and feel a sense of accomplishment when you have given God your best effort!