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How To Make The Most Out Of Your Pre-Workout & Post-Workout Meals

Pre-Workout & Post-Workout Meals

Good nutrition is essential for optimal health and top performance during any physical activity.Exercise, whether intensive or mild, increases both fluid and nutrient requirements. Incorporating the right foods and beverages prior to all exercise is essential for peak performance, whether for a brisk walk, heavy workout, or a competition.

Research shows that proper food and fluid intake prior to working out or engaging in a competition will improve endurance. Results also show that athletes who eat prior to exercise feel better and find the activity less rigorous than those who choose to fast.

The athlete who risks eating and drinking too close to a competition or workout may suffer from gastrointestinal distress such as nausea and cramping.

Pre-workout diet

Specific guidelines for eating prior to a workout or competition are:

Some easy-to-prepare meals prior to a workout or competition include:

Post- Workout Diet

This meal is probably the most important meal you can eat. Your post-workout meal serves to give you the energy to recover from your workout and replace what was lost as result of training. In weight training and performance cardiovascular exercise this is even more true. After you train your naturalmetabolism is burning red hot and can take much more nutrients at once and still not store it as fat. Regardless of your goals, this should be your biggest meal.

Good daily eating habits are essential for optimal health and performance. For the athletic person or the athlete, careful planning of your food and fluid intake relative to any physical activity is vital to achieve peak performance. Eat to win, and you will.

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