Pre- and Post-Workout Nutrition Tips

March 30, 2016


Don’t skip carbohydrates! They are fuel for your muscles.

Ideally, you should fuel your body about 1 to 3 hours pre-workout, depending on how your body tolerates food. Try different times and see what works best for you.

Suggestions for pre-workout foods:

  • A peanut butter and banana or PBJ sandwich, preferably on whole wheat or whole grain bread
  • Greek yogurt with berries
  • Oatmeal with low-fat milk and fruit
  • Apple and peanut or almond butter
  • Handful of nuts and raisins (two parts raisins: one part nuts)

Ideally, you should fuel your body about 15-20 minutes post-workout.

Suggestions for post-workout snacks:

  • Post-workout smoothie made with low-fat milk and fruit
  • Low-fat chocolate milk
  • Turkey on a whole-grain wrap with veggies
  • Yogurt with berries

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