The Best Pre-Workout Foods

It can be challenging to fit in a workout a few days a week. We are waking up super early to squeeze in a good session at the gym, running from the office for a quick lunch break run, or staying up late to fit in that barre class before the studio closes. Without anything in your system you can experience dizziness, nausea, or just feel lethargic. In this state it is almost impossible to get your body moving and burning calories. Sipping on a delicious green-smoothy packed with protein can be the perfect boost. Use greek yogurt, chia or flax seeds, tofu, frozen strawberries, almond milk, and a big helping of spinach to power up your workout. Start about thirty minutes before your workout and sip even just half. Then finish the other half after your session for a recovery snack. Other options might include something containing a good amount of carbs. Carbs provide energy. Oats can be an excellent source of energy. Try a bowl of oats cooked in some almond milk. Garnished them with a few slices of banana and your favorite nut butter. You will be sure to feel a power surge of energy that is packed with protein and carbs. Stay away from anything high in sugar to avoid that low blood sugar drop in the middle of your workout. Have a great sweat session!!!

Be Happy and Healthy,

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