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Pre-workout Meals: Why & What To Have?

Unless you’re working out from 6am – 7am, you need to fuel your body before each workout. An empty stomach can distract you during workout. 

The best foods to eat before exercising depend on the type of workout and a person’s goals. 

While choosing a pre-workout meal, it is important to aim for a balance of macronutrients. Macronutrients are dietary compounds that the body needs in large quantities to function correctly and their intake depends upon the intensity, type of training and your overall diet.

The three macronutrients are:

Macronutrients are all key sources of energy, but each can contribute differently to a pre-workout meal. 

Pre-workout meals containing protein provide us with a major benefit – the prevention of muscle catabolism. 

There are two types of carbohydrates: simple, high glycaemic index carbohydrates, and complex, low glycaemic index carbohydrates. But which one is best pre-workout?

Key Essentials Before Deciding upon When to Eat

Some Pre-workout Food Options

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