Take a second and think about the best workout you ever had. You probably felt strong, confident and full of energy. What if you could bottle up that feeling and take it with you throughout all of your workouts? That would be, in short, amazing.
While we can’t guarantee you’ll find that superhero feeling every single time, adding a pre-workout snack to your routine increases the odds. Choosing a health snack will provide your body with the fuel it needs to rock your workout and help you achieve new fitness goals.
Aim to eat something with about 100-200 calories and with a balance of carbohydrates and protein. For best results, try to munch about 30-60 minutes before it’s time to exercise. This gives your body time to digest. It may take some trial and error to figure out what works best for you, but once you do, you’ll love having a pre-workout snack as part of your routine.
To get you started, here’s a list of some of our top pre-workout snacks. If at first one doesn’t work out for you, try something else! Everyone’s body works differently!
- Apple & a handful of almonds
- Trail mix
- Banana & peanut butter
- Veggies & hummus
- Granola bar
For even more options, check out this article from Greatist.com.