Fueling your workout has never been this good! 😉💪👍
WHAT TO EAT BEFORE YOUR WORKOUT DEPENDS ON 2 KEY PERFORMANCE NUTRITION PRINCIPLES:
Prime the body to breakdown its fat stores and use as a fuel during the workout (called ‘oxidising’ fat, or more commonly known as, ‘fat burning’).
How? Training fasted (before breakfast) or having a high protein, low-carb meal before
Competing in a half marathon or triathlon – the higher intensity increases the use of carbohydrates by the body as the main fuel.
How? Having a carb-based meal before
For longer, low intensity endurance sessions (e.g. long steady run, cycle) – reducing the carbs beforehand (called ‘training low’).
This encourages the body to adapt to the training, making it more efficient at using fat as fuel.
Options: Omelette, Greek yoghurt, and Chia pot.
For harder training (e.g. 10k race, hard HIIT session) – as soon as the intensity increases, the body uses more carbohydrate as fuel.
If you know the session is going to be a monster – go in fuelled!
Options: Porridge, Quinoa salad, filled tortilla.
YOUR OVERALL PLAN
Getting your nutrition right over 24 hours is the key to achieving results e.g. an overall calorie (energy) deficit is required to reduce body fat (‘lose weight’).
Fuel your workout with these tips and you will surely achieve your fitness goals and a guaranteed success! 💪👏
(Photo and info from Google Images; James Collins – Performance Nutrition)