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Best Pre–Workout Meals... YES, You NEED to Eat Beforehand and Here's Why

You might think you don't have the time to eat before you workout, or, you just don't feel like it. But do some research on the web and you'll find that it's pretty important to get some carbs and protein in you. Workout guru and personal trainer Jillian Michaels website (jillian michaels.com) she says, “You should always eat something before exercising so your body has enough fuel to power through your workout. Your body needs a certain amount of sugar for fuel before training. When that blood sugar isn't there your body will convert your own muscle tissue into energy.”

Woman working out in gym

The amount of time you have before working out dictates if you should have a snack or a meal. Here's some great and super-tasty suggestions to give you the fuel you need to have a successful workout. The key is you want foods that digest easily, which means bacon and sausage aren't the smart choice. But first, a bottle or two of water is incredibly important beforehand for hydration.

Snacks – If you're eating a 45-minutes to an hour beforehand, snacks are best for quick digestion. Some good choices are: Fruit, especially berries or banana. Protein bar with carbs. Granola bar. Rice cakes with jam, preserves, or even a shmear of cream cheese. Hard boiled eggs. Greek Yogurt. Grain toast. Granola cereal with fruit. Avocado.

Meal - If you're eating 2-3 hours beforehand, a meal will suffice, but again it should be the right kind of foods for optimal performance. Several good choices are: Veggie omelette (peppers, onion, avocado or broccoli). Grain toast with peanut butter and banana slices. Scrambled eggs with avocado. Apples with peanut butter. Bowl of Greek yogurt with fruit. Hard boiled eggs with grain toast and preserves, Chicken and sweet potato, Low fat cottage cheese and fruit.

Great pre workout snack of bananas, peanut butter, and bread

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