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  • Best Foods to Eat Before and After a Workout

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    Eating right before and after a workout is just as important as the workout itself. I used to think that after I did a great, hard workout I could treat myself to a huge burrito at Chipotle, or some beef lo mein at Hunan Coventry. Now their is nothing wrong with indulging from time to time, in fact, it's a good idea once a week to eat whatever you want, but indulging yourself after every workout is not a wise decision. Check out Fun and Food, where it gives us great insight on what are the best foods to eat not only before your workout, but after as well.

    We all know the importance of exercise, but I've often faced the question about What to eat before and after a workout, and how much time should I give after a meal before I hit the gym? Is this important? Yes, indeed, as this can very well be responsible for how effective your workout is! Diet and Exercise go hand-in-hand, and while you may know that you should space your meals 5 times a day, its imperative to know how much and what to eat before hitting the gym so that you can reap the maximum benefits from your workout. Exercising on a full stomach will make you sluggish, while not eating will not give you enough strength to complete your workout. Same goes for after the workout. So what food should you actually choose as your pre-workout and post-workout meal?

    The foods you eat before you exercise and the timing of your meals or snacks really matters a lot. If you eat a large meal just before you exercise, you may experience nausea, feel sluggish or end up with muscle cramps. This happens because your body needs energy to digest the foods you eat so blood flow increases to your digestive system, leaving less energy-providing blood for muscles. Exercising on an empty stomach isn't good either. Skipping meals before exercising can cause low blood sugar, which can make you to feel weak and light-headed. You also need some energy in the form of the right types of food to properly fuel your work out. Eating a light meal before exercise may actually increase your fat-burning potential.

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    1 Wonderful Comment

    1. According to Timothy Ferris in the 4 Hour Body, it takes a while (depending on what you eat) for the food to reach the bloodstream and the insulin to kick in.

      Meaning a shake before your workout is a good idea so by the time you’re done your workout and your muscles are hungry for protein, the pre workout shake is now hitting the system. Perfect calibration, and amazing muscle recovery! Plus the branched chain amino acids attribute to more workout energy.

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