I'm Sure Everything is Going to be Okay … but I'd Prefer it to be Awesome! ~Amber ScottRSS 2.0
People always ask me when they should eat, or if they should workout on an empty stomach, or if they come home from work and are starving do they jump in to the workout or eat first? The list goes on.
You want to make sure you will be able to make it through your workouts and have the right fuel. You also don’t want to throw up during the warm up of Insanity and find yourself in a mess
What to eat pre-workout should depend upon the type of workout that you plan on doing: high, moderate, or low intensity; or cardio or resistance. Here are some guidelines for any moderate- to high-intensity workouts. Regardless of type, cardio or resistance, because you will need some carbs in your system for either type!.
- Three or four hours before exercising, a large meal is fine (600 calories or more).
- Two or three hours beforehand, a smaller meal is suitable (400-500 calories).
- One or two hours before, a liquid meal, like Shakeology with a full banana and peanut butter, is appropriate (300-400 calories).
- About an hour beforehand, a small snack, like plain Shakeology, will do fine (150-300 calories).
Ideally you are eating ever few hours anyway, so the first two really shouldn’t apply, but life happens and who knows how your day at work or chasing the kids around ended up going. If you can, try not to eat during the last hour before you begin a workout because “it promotes excessive use of blood sugar in the initial stages of your workout.” *Quoted from Beachbody writer Steve Edwards
April 12, 2012 Thursday at 2:15 am