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  • A pre workout snack is very important to me as a diabetic on insulin. It is asuring to have glucose tablets where they can be easily reached during exercise.

    From Ivan martin
    April 13, 2010

  • Thanks for a the tip Ivan!

    From Cheney
    April 14, 2010

Preparing for a workout? Don’t forget your pre-workout snack!

Have you ever wondered whether you should eat before a workout?  The answer is yes!  Eating the right type of foods before a workout can help you perform better physically AND mentally!  Think about how hard those last few minutes of exercise can be when your stomach is growling and your energy is dwindling…

 

Everyone may have a different opinion about what works best for their body, and usually figuring out the best combination takes practice.  (IE: don’t test out a new snack on the day of an important fitness event!)

 

Think simple, quick carbohydrates and very little fats and proteins.   Make sure to eat 30 minutes to an hour before you begin.

 

Try these healthy and easy snack ideas:

 

– Fruit: handful of grapes, small apple or half a banana

– ½ Cup of 100% Fruit Juice

– ¼ – ½ Cup of cereal or pretzels

– 1 rice cake + 1 Tbsp. peanut butter

– 4 – 6 ounces of fat free yogurt

 

If you tend to have a sensitive stomach, make sure to eat at least an hour before your workout, and include a mix of low-fiber and low-fat foods.  Skip peanut butter and high-fiber cereals, as they will stay in your stomach longer.  Stick with the banana, low-fat yogurt, or try a whole wheat English muffin.

 

What is your go-to pre-workout snack?

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