It’s not only the workout itself that is important, but also the pre workout meal. When thinking about the things that you should eat before exercising, you should mainly consider the carbohydrates because they are rapidly digested and they turn into fuel for the body very fast.
In case you would like to have breakfast as a meal before workout, the kinds of food that you should be thinking about include one hardboiled egg, one teaspoon of butter on one slice of whole grain toast, one teaspoon of honey or jam, a fruit and also 8 oz of water.
As a change from the above mentioned meals before workout you might also like ¾ cup of oatmeal cooked in water, ¾ cup of cottage cheese, again one fruit and the water.
If you would like to have some workout after lunch, then the lunch will be considered to be pre workout meal.
You may have a turkey sandwich made of 4 oz of sliced turkey breast two slices of whole wheat bread, a half of sliced tomato and some lettuce, two teaspoons of mayonnaise, drink one cup of milk and 8 oz of water.
Another option for a lunch before workout could consist of one cup of canned split pea soup, five thin wheat crackers, two cups of tossed green salad, two cups of shredded Iceberg lettuce, half of cup of diced tomato, the same amount of diced cucumber, two tablespoons of oil or vinegar dressing, and again the water.
As a third alternative for pre workout meal think about melon salad made of one cup of melon chunks, half of cup of strawberries, the same amount of grapes, one tablespoon of sunflower seeds, one cup of low fat cottage cheese and don’t forget about the water.
You could also be working out after dinner, so you need a meal before workout that you can consider dinner. Think about the Cajun snapper – half of cup of rice, one cup of broccoli, one tablespoon of olive oil and lemon marinade, and again 8 oz of water.
Other options for meal before workout is to have some garlic ginger chicken, one cup of pasta, the same amount of tossed green salad, one tablespoon of oil or vinegar dressing and the same amount of water.
If you would like to have some simple dinner before workout, prepare some grilled tuna, have a peach and drink some water. Nothing could be simpler than that.
If you are working out that doesn’t mean that you can’t have any snacks. As an idea for snack, scoop whey protein powder with water and have half of toasted bagel with jam.
Another idea for a snack as pre workout meal is to have one hardboiled egg and also a cup of strawberries. This is simple and fast to prepare and it also tastes good.