If you’re not properly fueled for the workout, how do you expect to crush it? In todays post I wanted to highlight what I am eating before my workouts to keep my energy levels up and my intensity high for my long workouts.
I want to start by emphasizing the importance of getting that water in. Not just post workout but pretty much throughout the day. This will keep your body hydrated, will help your body flush toxins and keep your digestion optimal.
Next when it comes to protein sources; my go to includes ground turkey, chicken breast, eggs, egg whites, grass fed beef and greek yogurt with an additional scoop of protein powder to up the protein intake. I like to stick to 6-8 oz servings of cook protein per meal.
Moving onto carbs, oatmeal and white rice are usually my go to carb sources pre and post workout. I also include grits, cream of rice, and cream of wheat into my diet.
Lastly when it comes to fats my favorite sources are coconut oil and almond butter. Fats help food digest slowly and keep my energy levels stable.
I like to consume my pre workout meal 1 hour before I train but this is completely personal and you do whats best for your body and how you feel.
In terms of supplements I like to take creatine, Nitraflex, and aminos.
Its that simple guys! Proper nutrition is key when it comes to seeing results and keeping things simple has been my strategy for success.